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Chinese varsities, GIKI to expand collaboration.

SWABI -- Academia of Nanjing Tech University (NTU) of China and Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology on Wednesday exchanged views to expand collaboration and launch joint research projects.

Three Chinese professors, including Prof Dr Chen Zhikuan and Prof Dr Gao Deqing from NTU and Prof Dr Meng Hong from Peking University paid a two-day visit to the GIK Institute and met Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute, Prof Dr Jameelun Nabi, pro-rector (academics), deans and heads of the departments and students at the university.

The GIK Institute and NTU have already worked on a joint research project, Graphene Composite Solid State Electrolyte for Lithium Battery, which is funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and Pakistan Science Foundation. Prof Khasan S Karimov, who has made tremendous contribution to initiation of this project, said that the two universities were expected to launch more research projects soon.

The rector said that if the Chinese students came to study in GIK they would get fee waiver and facilities. The academia of two universities agreed to continue interaction to strengthen their collaboration to achieve tangible results.

A presentation was given to the visitors about undergraduate and graduate programmes, disciplines of engineering and management sciences, research activities, etc.

Prof Meng Hong said: 'We seek a long-term interaction with the GIK Institute.' They agreed to boost collaboration which would prove helpful for the students and teachers of the two universities.

ARRESTED: Police here have arrested five people for living in the district without registration.

The local police have already warned the outsiders and house owners that they should complete the required security formalities for renting a house in any locality of the district.

Meanwhile, police claimed to have arrested 15 proclaimed offenders in Tordher region. They also recovered one Kalashnikov, eight guns and 18 pistols in the operation.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:May 3, 2018
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