Islamabad - Vice Chancellor Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) Dr Javid Akram and Rector COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Dr Junaid Zaidi have formally signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between SZABMU and COMSAT University to promote academic and research programmes for mutual development.  According to details, both universities in future will jointly collaborate for the establishment of joint diagnostic and research laboratories along with research activities and publications. When this correspondent contacted Dr Javed Akram, he said, “In signing this agreement we reaffirm our commitment to the growth and development in research sector.

By working together we will provide best environment, infrastructure and training to the students across Pakistan.”

Professor Dr Tariq Iqbal, Director Burn Care Centre PIMS and prime witness of the MOU signing ceremony, while talking to The Nation said that CIIT and SZAB university agreed on collaboration for joint academic programmes. “CIIT will provide technical support for the establishment and strengthening of IT infrastructure of SZAB university along with the exchange of academic information and material between the faculty and students of both universities,” he added.

He said that it has been a great collaboration and graduate student programme between CIIT and SZAB university. The purpose of this MoU is to promote and coordinate academic and research projects for mutual development and growth.