The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore (UVAS) and Institute of Public Health Lahore (IPH) signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a mutually beneficial relationship built on academic and research cooperation. Former Governor Punjab Lieutenant General (Retd) Khalid Maqbool and Dean(IPH) Prof DrZarfishanTahir fromInstitute of Public Health Lahore and Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha and Dean Faculty of Biosciences Prof Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman signed the MoU in a ceremony held at (IPH) on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Khalid Maqbool said that MoU would be very beneficial for both institutions and these institutions will gain knowledge and experiences from each other. He also lauded the role of VC Prof Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha dynamic leadership UVAS flourishing day by day with state of the art laboratories and infrastructure development for practical work of their students especially for the development of quality of education and research and uplift of veterinary education as well. He said through MoU both institutions would also get maximum benefits from their facilities like laboratories and libraries. While addressing the MoU ceremony Prof Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha said it is direly needed to work on food safety and food security issues under one health concept, it is also needed to curb zoonotic diseases through applied research, he added. He also lauded the supportive role of Khalid Maqbool during his tenure as a Former Governor Punjab for the development of UVAS.
According to the MOU, both institutions will jointly arrange academic programs on human food nutrition, research activities and publications on their collaborative research projects. Both parties will exchange students and faculty for academic training and research, seminars, workshops and conferences related to their field. These institutions will actively exchange information relating to research, publications and funding opportunities and also develop intellectual property rights. Both institutions will establish linkages to develop mutually agreed joint academic programs. The information related to workshops, seminars and conferences at both institutions will be shared with the students and faculty to enable their participation. Both parties will endeavor to make available such facilities that will enable the faculty and students to obtain experience and training in its departments and in institutes, including the use of institutional resources especially laboratories and library for students research and learning. Dean Faculty of Biosciences Prof DrHabib-ur-Rehman, Director External Linkages Dr. Imtiaz Rabbani and UVAS faculty members and Institute of Public Health official were present on the occasion.