A seven-member delegation of the five leading Russian universities from different parts of Russia visited the University of Karachi (UoK) on Wednesday.
They met the UoK Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi at the VC Secretariat and discussed the proposals of initiating cooperation and bilateral programs for the faculty members and the students of both countries.
The visiting delegate comprising of Iana Grigoreva, Head of the International Department, and Irina Karpeeva, Expert of the International Department from Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Rustem Chanshev of Kazan Federal University, Aleksandra Shevchenko, Head of the International Department, and Nikita Sirotenko, Expert of Admission Department from Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design, SPbSUITD, Natalia Kovaleva, Head of Academic Mobility Department, Ural Federal University, and Konstantin Vinogradov, Head of International Projects Department, Russian State Agrarian University – Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy (RSAU – MTAA named after K.A. Timiryazev) briefed the UoK VC Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi, deans of various faculties, and members of the student’s advisory council about the programs and degrees offered in the Russian universities in detail.
Meanwhile, the UoK Students’ Advisor Dr Syed Asim Ali briefed the visiting delegation about the history of the University of Karachi and teaching and research activities conducted on the campus.
The visiting delegation and the UoK administration agreed that by establishing a good working relationship the UoK and Russian varsities could initiate various joint academic programs and would be able to provide facilities to their faculty and students.
They also discussed and agreed to launch faculty and student exchange programs, joint research publications, and co-supervising research work and publications at different departments of the UoK and Russian varsities.
The UoK and the Russian universities believe that multiple joint programs could be launched to facilitate scholars, students, and faculty of both countries. They also discussed plans for online participation in seminars and workshops.