Rawalpindi - A four-member delegation of rectors and vice-rectors of the universities of Republic of Belarus visited Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) yesterday.

The visiting team included Aleh Ivashkevich (First Vice Rector of the Belarusian State University), Yury Bialykh (Vice Rector on academics of the Grodno State University), Siarhei Aleinik (Chairman of the Department of Oriental Languages of Minisk State Linguistic University) and Vladimir Kovalenya (Vice Rector for Educational and Sports activities of Belarusian State University of Physical Training).

The delegation called on the Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir with special focus on collaboration in different areas of interest. Deans and registrar were also present during the meeting and matters of mutual interest were discussed. Delegates showed interest in establishing relationship between the universities of Belarus and FJWU in the areas of joint research, exchange of faculty and students and particularly in the field of physical education.

The VC briefed the delegation that FJWU is the pioneer female university in Pakistan and it is offering degrees in the fields of management sciences, social sciences, environmental sciences, education, computer arts, law and computer sciences.

She further told the delegation that FJWU has approximately 5,000 students from every corner of the country and is offering courses to bring women students to an international level of training. Institutions from all over the world have been in touch to develop exchange programmes of collaboration. She further said such academic visits are always very fruitful in learning of each other’s academic environment and culture.

A presentation was given by Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization regarding the goals of FJWU for the promotion of research culture.

The delegation also visited Campus Radio Station (VOW FM 96.6) and Television Studio (Vision of Women). Members of the delegation appreciated the technical equipment installed in the studio and showed interest for future collaborations.