ITI signs corporation agreements with COMSATS Centers of Excellence in Pakistan during the visit of the Prime Minister of Pakistan

The Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) signed corporation agreements with the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi and the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) University Islamabad (CUI). The Director General of ITI, Dr Radhika Samarasekera represented ITI while the Pakistani High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Major General Muhammad Saad Khattakre presented Pakistan and was signed in the presence of the Prime Minister, Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka and Prime Minister of Pakistan Hon. Imran Khan on 23rd February 2021 at Temple Trees.

The Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the ICCBS will enable academic and research collaborations in the fields of Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Chemistry, Food Technology, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology Tropical Disease Research, Biomedical Sciences and Analytical and Clinical Testing Services. The frameworks of cooperation are also identified as joint activities including short-term and long-term academic programs, visiting expert research exchange programs, joint postdoctoral and postgraduate training, Joint short-term training, publishing joint research journals and publications and scholarly materials and conducting joint conferences, workshops and seminars, facilitating sharing and use of scientific resources and facilitating to find grants to establish analytical services laboratories.

The Intent of Cooperation (IoC) signed between CUI and ITI would focus on joint academic and research activitiesincluding short-term and long-term academic programs, publishing joint research journals and publications and scholarly materials and visits and exchange of researchers, staff and faculty members, Joint training programs, conferences and seminars, facilitating sharing and use of scientific resources.

COMSATS is an international intergovernmental organization with the objective of assisting sustainable socio-economic uplift of the developing countries through appropriate applications of science and technology. The Industrial Technology Institute was designated as the Centre of Excellence of COMSATS in Sri Lanka during the time of Dr Sirimal Premakumara, as the Director General in 2013.During the past years, Sri Lanka has been offered many scholarships and training through the COMSATS network. These agreements will further strengthen the cooperation between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Science and Technology and Education.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2021 15:38

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