On the 7th of September 2023, the China-Pakistan Joint Research Center on Earth Sciences (CPJRC) in China and the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) in Pakistan formally established a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing their collaborative efforts within the domains of earth sciences and engineering sciences. This momentous agreement was executed by Prof. Dr. CUI Peng, Director of CPJRC, and Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Rector of GIKI, during a ceremonial event held at the H. U. Beg Conference room at the GIK Institute.
CPJRC, which operates under the auspices of China Academy of Science’s (CAS) Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), is dedicated to fostering cooperation in the field of earth sciences, while GIKI, a prestigious engineering institution in Pakistan, shares the vision of advancing collaboration in engineering sciences and technology.
Rector GIKI emphasized that this MoU serves as a groundbreaking initiative, providing a framework for both institutions to engage in joint research endeavors, secure research funding, and co-organize technical training programs, academic symposia, and international conferences. Additionally, he reiterated the potential for faculty and student exchanges to facilitate collaborative research and academic interaction.
Director CPJRC, Dr. CUI Peng, underscored that this cooperative endeavor will center its efforts on critical areas such as Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Ecological Economy with an emphasis on Low Carbon Development, Assessing Resource and Environment Carrying Capacity for Regional Sustainable Development, as well as endeavors related to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.
This collaborative accord marks a significant advancement in the realms of earth sciences and engineering sciences for both CPJRC and GIKI. It reflects the unwavering commitment of both parties to promote scientific research, knowledge dissemination, and the nurturing of robust academic connections between China and Pakistan.