The Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi and the University of Ulster of the United Kingdom have signed MoU to encourage joint research and identify the mutual benefits of exploring opportunities in the field of information technology.
According to MoU, students of department of Computer Science would have flexibility in funding opportunities particularly the students enrolled in the postgraduate program while PhD scholarships would also be available under this MoU. Collaborative research and summer programs were also major components of this MoU.
Both the parties have agreed to encourage joint research in the field of computer science for the advancement of students.
Catriona McCarthy said that this MoU would support in sharing of information, experience and skills as well as learning from each other and also developing effective working practices. She highlighted that the Ulster University and the Karachi University would be able to work together to find solutions, eliminate duplication of effort and be aware of risk and costs.
Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi was confident that academic exchange and scientific research cooperation would produce fruitful results in future.
Programs Officer of Ulster University, Sarah Hunter and Program Coordinator of Department of Computer Science, KU, Muhammad Sadiq Ali Khan were assigned the charge to coordinate in implementation of this memorandum of understanding.
Country Manager Ulster University Humair Ahmed, the Dean of Sciences, KU, Professor Dr Tabassum Mehboob and faculty of the department of computer science were also present in the ceremony.