Establishment of Joint Research Center for Earth Sciences between China and Pakistan
Islamabad: China will provide 5.4 billion rupees for the construction of weather observation center in Gilgit University, Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Chinese Academy of Sciences and Higher Education Commission to establish a joint research center for Earth Sciences, China and Pakistan. Scholarship program started for students of 44 universities.
According to a Wealth Pak report, China and Pakistan are working to establish a joint research center on Earth Sciences at Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad to ensure climate change mitigation and environmentally responsible and sustainable development. can help guide
Dr. Anees Ahmad Bangash, Assistant Professor of Department of Earth Sciences, Quaid-e-Azam University, told Wealth Pak that China is cooperating with Pakistan in establishing research centers on Earth Sciences in various universities of Pakistan.
He said that the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Higher Education Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of China-Pakistan Joint Research Center for Earth Sciences at Quaid-e-Azam University.
Anees Bangash said that China is also helping to set up a weather observation center at the Karakoram International University in Gilgit, the capital of Gilgit-Baltistan.
He said that the decision to establish the weather observation center was taken in a meeting between Vice Chancellor of Karakoram International University Dr. Attaullah Shah and Director of China Pakistan Research Center Islamabad Prof. Hong.
Professor Hong said that the China Pakistan Research Center will provide advanced equipment to Gilgit University to provide advanced information on weather patterns.
Dr. Safdar Ali Shah, Director General of CPEC Cell in Higher Education Commission, said that China will contribute Rs. 5.4 billion out of the total cost of Rs. 8.4 billion for the construction of weather observation center in Gilgit University.
He said that the level of cooperation between China and Pakistan in the field of education is increasing. He said that the number of Chinese institutions participating in the CPEC Consortium of Universities has increased to 64 in 2022, which was only 10 in 2017.
Around 22 universities of Pakistan are members of this consortium. China has launched a scholarship program for students from 44 universities in Pakistan to enable students to participate in training in China. More than 600 faculty members of these 44 universities have already completed their higher education and research in China. have done