The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore and Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU) Lahore signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a mutually beneficial relationship built on academic and research cooperation.
UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Nasim Ahmad (S.I) and Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Chairman Dr. Sanaullah Iqbal and FJMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Aamir Zaman Khan and FJMU Registrar Prof Dr. Muhammad Nadeem signed the MoU in a ceremony held at FJMU.
According to the MOU, both institutions will collaborate on different matters of cooperation on academic and research activities. The Fatima Jinnah Medical University will particularly facilitate the internship of nutrition and dietetics students of the undergraduate degree program of Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, UVAS, for a period of nine months in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. The UVAS will facilitate FJMU in capacity building of faculty members and students especially in research and nutrition through organizing hands-on training and workshops as well as provide technical support for patient care in OPD, SGRH.
Additionally, both parties will support each other on developing research proposals and conducting joint research and development projects, exchange of faculty members and/or researchers with the objective of realizing research projects in areas mutually agreed upon by both the universities.
The parties agreed to provide mutual access to facilities for purposes of fundamental, academic research by both universities in accordance with the procedures and expectations established by each university and specific department. The FJMU and UVAS will also develop mutual proposals and undertaking activities to establish/develop UVAS & FJMU as Centers of Excellence in allied health domains especially Human Nutrition & Dietetics.