German embassy gives high tech research equipment to CIIT

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STAFF REPORT ISB: FLUOstar omega, a multi-purpose high-tech research instrument worth Rs2.6 million, has been officially handed over to the Institute of Information and Technology (CIIT) Abbottabad by Dr. Dan Tidten, head of the cultural section of the German Embassy.

Ursula Saarbeck, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) representative, was present on the occasion. The instrument was provided as an equipment grant of DAAD to COMSATS CIIT Abbottabad.

FLUOstar omega is a multipurpose scientific equipment that will be used by faculties of chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sciences.

CIIT agreed to share ten percent of the overall costs and to provide services to various universities of Pakistan like Quaid-i-Azam University (Islamabad), Forman Christian College University (Lahore), Hazara University (Mansehra), and others.

“Pakistans scientists are continuously among the best of the world. First league scientists need first league equipment,” Dr. Tidten said.

“We hope this grant will further deepen the strong ties between scientists in our two countries,” Ms Saarbeck added.

Germany and Pakistan have a long-standing tradition of academic and scientific exchange, which is strongly supported by DAAD as well as the HEC.

At present, about 2000 Pakistanis are studying in Germany, and there are currently more than twenty bilateral cooperation projects between Pakistani and German universities.


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Published in: Volume 05 Issue 21

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