Chinese official calls for resolving exchange programme issues

China Association of Higher Education seeks strengthening CPEC Consortium of Universities

​ Our Correspondent November 21, 2019

ISLAMABAD: China Association of Higher Education (CAHE) Vice President Dr Guan Peijun on Wednesday emphasised the need to identify and overcome vulnerabilities in the exchange mechanism for faculty and students.

“We have to further expand collaborative efforts being made under the CPEC Consortium of Universities,” Dr Peijun said at the closing ceremony of the two-day third Annual Conference of CPEC Consortium of Universities held at Jinnah Convention Centre.

He called for working on improving the operational efficiency of the consortium so as to further strengthen it.

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Executive Director Dr Fateh Marri said that Pakistani and Chinese universities collaborating under CPEC Consortium of Universities will together produce ideas leading to the development of both the countries.

“Universities are the nurseries of ideas,” he said at the conference held under the theme of Academic Collaboration for Sustainable Partnerships.

The moot reviewed the progress and pledged to reinforce the efforts to achieve the objectives of the consortium.

Dr Marri said the consortium had provided all member universities the opportunity to work together on the issues of bilateral interest.

Earlier, CPEC Director General Dr Safdar Ali Shah shared an overview of the activities carried out under the consortium. He said a Document of Understanding was signed in November 2018 on the establishment of China-Pakistan Joint Research Centre on Earth Sciences while PC -I of the project was close to getting approved. 

Published in The Express Tribune, November 21st, 2019.


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