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Lahore, November 08, 2017: NUR International University (NIU) backed by 40 years of rich experience of Fatima Memorial System in Policy, Health and Research organized the MOU Signing Ceremony between NIU and Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) on Thursday, November 8, 2017 in Lahore. The objective of the MoU is to  promote cooperation between industry and academia in Pakistan and China through research based on topics of mutual interest using Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) at NIU as the coordinating platform.

As one of the main scholastic and research establishments in Pakistan, Nur International University offers an intellectually inspiring environment for students and researchers to face and react to advancement challenges. With rigorous academic programs at various levels, students at NIU given the chance to explore the world with a view to craft a better tomorrow.

PCJCCI is committed to the economic integration of two brotherly nations—China and Pakistan, through increased regional connectivity for mutual benefit by endeavoring the identification and eradication of potential deterrents in the expansion of trade and investment opportunities.

The MOU was signed by Mr. S. M. Naveed, President, PCJCCI and Dr. Rakhshanda Rehman, Vice Chancellor, NIU. Mrs Shahima Rehman, Managing Trustee, Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi, Chairman Board of Governors, NIU, Prof. Dr. Ijaz Ahmad, Pro Vice Chancellor, NIU, Prof. Dr. Babar Aziz, Dean, NIU, Mr. Salahuddin Hanif, Secretary General, PCJCCI, and Mr. Ali Khan, Director Strategy and Operations, NCRP were among the key senior management officials present at the ceremony.

In particular, through this MoU both organizations will prioritize active student participation to address key challenges faced by industry through research in collaboration, with Chinese & Pakistani Industrialists along with Higher Education Institutions. The timing for this MoU is right to seize the opportunity to produce globally competitive, skilled, market oriented graduates who can cater to the needs of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC); a game changer for Pakistan’s economy that aims to impart progress in poverty-ridden and under-developed regions of both countries. NIU supports the initiatives taken under the CPEC program, and is extending its full cooperation in the field of research and training in support with PCJCCI.