A certificate awarding ceremony for 21 faculty members and teachers of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) who have been selected for Mevlana Exchange Programme of Turkey was held at council hall of the university.
The exchange is part of an already signed MoU between IIUI and USAK University. The university approved members included 15 faculty members and 6 students.
Programme was pursued and executed by ORICS, IIUI for exchange, it aims the exchange of students and academic staff between the Turkish higher education institutions and higher education institutions of other countries. The program includes all higher education institutions throughout the world without discriminating between the geographical borders.
Certificate award ceremony for selected IIUI faculty members and students was organized by the ORIC office was addressed by Dr. Tahir Khalily, Vice President (Academics). He appreciated the efforts of ORIC Office to execute the subject programme and emphasized upon the participants to remain dedicated for the positive image of the country and institution abroad.
Dr. Naveed Aqdas Malik, Vice President HS&R also addressed the ceremony and distributed certificates to awardees. Sharing his views, he emphasized upon the importance of international collaborations stating that successful execution of this program is a great achievement by the ORIC office. He added that such achievements shall be highlighted to show practical steps taken by the university in promoting international exposure to Pakistani students and faculty. The ceremony was also attended by the Deans of various Faculties.
International Islamic University (IIU) and Cumhuriyet University of Turkey have joined hands on Thursday by signing an MoU of bilateral cooperation here at new campus.
Both universities will take steps for exchange of faculty and students program and joint ventures for promoting academic excellence will be perused.
Vice Rector of the Cumhuriyet University Prof. Dr. Unal Kilic and President of the International Islamic University Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif A. Al-Draiweesh signed the agreement of mutual cooperation.
Both universities will be keen to work together for improving the academic excellence and arranging seminars, conferences and dialogues to solve the contemporary issues being faced by Muslim societies. It was also vowed on the occasion that IIUI’s 9 faculties will be in touch with the 18 faculties of Cumhuriyet University for exchange of experiences.
The ceremony was also joined by Head of International Relations Office, Cumhuriyet University Prof. Dr. Ali Aksu, IIUI Vice Presidents Dr. Muhammad Munir and Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik, Director Administration Khalid Mehmood Raja and other relevant officers of the university.
Both delegates of the Turkish university also called on Prof Dr. Masoom Yasinzai at his office. Issues of mutual interest and mutual cooperation were discussed during the meeting.
Dr. Masoom apprised the delegation about IIUI’ achievements, vision and future objectives. He said that it was commendable news that both IIUI and Cumhuriyet would be working for the exchange of experiences through bilateral cooperation. He called for a systematic, well researched roadmap for the higher education with a linkage of all the universities of Islamic world.
Cumhuriyet university Vice Rector told on the occasion that his university was having 18 faculties and more than 60 thousand students had been studying at campus who were keen to explore Pakistani universities. IIUI Rector also told about a large number of Turkish Alumni of IIUI.
The Turkish delegation also met Vice Presidents and higher officials of the university where both sides introduced the universities in detail and discussed technicalities and future endeavors.
The delegation also visited centre for Advanced Electronics & Photovoltaic Engineering (CAEPE), Salman Aba Akhail Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and central library of the university.
A meeting of the first International Islamic University (IIU) Advisory and Steering Committee of ORIC and Business Incubation Centre (ASCOB) was held here at new campus on Monday.
The meeting discussed innovations, utilization of the BIC centers and human resource. The committee recommended that there must be a financial manager present in the higher bodies of the university. The participants opined that gap between industry and academia must be diminished through practical steps.
While discussing the commercialization of projects, they agreed that analysis of the market and industry must be made before launch of incubation at universities. The committee also stressed upon interaction between practical market gurus/ mentors with the graduates.
Mr. Ali Jafri and other members from Islamabad Chamber of commerce attended the meeting , while it was also attended by the internal and external members which include 17 experts of academia, sciences, technology administration and innovation.
IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said that entrepreneurial attitude of the faculty can lead students to doing wonders. He emphasized that Pakistani academia and industry must look for substitutes of the imports as it will lead to best commercialization and cheap solution to the problems with an added effect of improved economy.
IIUI President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh called for collaboration between chamber of commerce and industry, while he also said that linkage between academia and industry will made a top priority to have constructive results. The President also highlighted role of patents and importance of BIC in future.
The committee also discussed various ideas of the innovation which included inclusion of IIUI in digitil science parks, active participation of IIUI faculty in the chambers’ exposure visits and programs.
Earlier, Director ORIC Dr. Abdul Hameed and Director BIC Dr. Ahsan Mirza gave presentations about the both ORIC and BIC, while it was also joined by Dr. Ahmed Shuja Syed, advisor tp Rector and President IIUI and other relevant officials.
The committee has been formed as per recommendations of BoG and it will serve for 3 years and will meet 4 times in a year to bring suggestion and recommendations to the Board of Governors of university.