Pak, Chinese medical varsities join hands for coop

ISLAMABAD   –  Pakistani and Chinese medical universities have signed a memorandum of understanding further enhance cooperation between the two iron brothers.

A signing ceremony between Anhui Medical University (AHMU) and Islamabad Medical and Dental College (IMDC), along with the Unveiling Ceremony of “AHMU-IMDC China-Pakistan Cross-cultural Educational Exchange Center” was held in Anhui, Gwadar Pro reported yesterday.

It’s the first official cooperation between Chinese and Pakistani medical universities.

Pakistan and China have a long history of cooperation in the medical field, especially medical education. Many Pakistani students have been coming to China for studies in medical related majors.

China has become the most popular selection for foreign students because of its rapid development in the medical sector and cutting-edge technology equipped hospitals.

Ahmed Waqas, Dean of the International Department of IMDC, as a senior Pakistani doctor in China, said building such a cooperation has been his dream. “I always felt that there is still a lack of people-to-people contact between the two countries, especially in the field of medicine.”

This cooperation agreement between IMDC and AHMU includes academic, cultural and research cooperation, students exchange program at all levels, short and diploma degree course in specialized medical fields, collaboration of affiliated hospitals in clinical and basic medical sciences, off shore campus establishment and joint training programs, joint establishment of an education exchange center.

According to Cao YunXia, principal of AHMU, the university, with a history of 95 years, is one of the top medical universities in China. It has 15,000 teaching and medical staff and more than 20,000 students, including more than 5,000 master and doctoral students.

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