Belgian, Pakistani varsities to promote research coop

STAFF REPORT IBD: Higher Education Commission Chairman Engr Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani in a meeting with Ambassador of Belgium in Pakistan Peter Claes discussed prospects of cooperation between Pakistani and Belgian universities.

During the meeting, both of them agreed to encourage higher learning institutions in their countries to conduct joint research after identifying areas of mutual interest.

The HEC chairman briefed the ambassador about institution to institution collaborations already existing between Pakistan and foreign universities.

Peter Claes appreciated the performance of HEC over the last decade, for tapping human resource and encouraging relevant research.

He said, “I am impressed by the potential of Pakistani youth and HEC has wonderful initiatives for facilitating the young minds to improve their knowledge and skills, and contribute towards the development of their country.”

He elaborated how the higher learning institutions in Belgium provide tremendous opportunity to the faculty members, researchers and students to learn as well as collaborate in areas of mutual interest. “This will also help in building cooperation between the two countries,” he said.

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