Sargodha, November 29, 2023 - The University of Sargodha (UOS) and the Key Laboratory of Plant Immunity at Nanjing Agricultural University, China, have signed an intent of cooperation to foster joint research, teaching, and outreach projects, with a specific focus on socio-economic issues and plant protection related to rice and citrus cultivation.
The intent of cooperation was signed by the Director of External Linkages at UOS, Prof. Dr. Ijaz Asghar Bhatti, and Prof. Dr. Hongwei Zhao from Nanjing Agricultural University, China. Vice Chancellor of the University of Sargodha, Prof. Dr. Qaisar Abbas, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mian Ghulam Yasin, and senior faculty members and administrative heads were present during the signing ceremony.
The agreement covers a range of collaborative initiatives, including agriculture knowledge exchange networks, research and technology development projects, faculty and student exchange programs, collaborative seminars, workshops, conferences, and e-learning initiatives.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Qaisar Abbas highlighted the university's commitment to innovation, technology development, and quality education. He emphasized that the agreement marks a significant milestone in the field of agriculture, research, and outreach programs.
Prof. Dr. Hongwei Zhao expressed, “Pakistan is an agriculture country, and we will work together to promote agricultural technology and products.” He added that the collaborative efforts between these institutions are poised to contribute significantly to advancements in agricultural research and technology.