DAAD, PSF agree to boost research coop
October 15th, 2012 | Technology Times | No Comments
STAFF REPORT IBD: Research and science organisations of Pakistan and Germany have recently agreed to arrange information dissemination programmes so that maximum number of Pakistani students and research scholars could benefit from German funding programmes for scientists and researchers.
This has been decided at a meeting held between Ursula Saarbeck, Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Information Centre, Islamabad, and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Chairman Professor Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro.
They also discussed ways and means to enhance collaboration between PSF and DAAD as well as funding opportunities for international students, graduates, PhD students and researchers.
On the occasion, Dr. Soomro informed the DAAD Director that PSF undertaking a number of science popularisation activities including science caravans, establishment of science centres, museums, herbaria and planetaria, strengthening of the laboratories of the government high schools in rural areas, organization of science and technology fairs and expos, preparation and distribution of science posters for schools and organizing science poster, essay and quiz competitions.
The DAAD director said that funding for research in Germany has been made easy. She said that Germany offers a broader spectrum of research opportunities at hundreds of university and non-university research institutes with close links to industry.
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