Brunel University London has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the prestigious University of the Punjab, Pakistan’s largest university.
In a virtual ceremony, Professor Julia Buckingham CBE, Vice Chancellor and President at Brunel, signed a wide-ranging agreement with Professor Dr Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Vice Chancellor at the University of the Punjab, that will cover a variety of activities, including staff and student mobility, research, and the development of new degree programmes.
Founded in 1882, the University of the Punjab is the oldest and largest public university in Pakistan. Its 45,000 students and staff study and work at a main campus in Lahore and satellite campuses in Gujranwala, Jelum and Khanspur. As one of the top comprehensive universities in the country, it boasts an impressive list of notable alumni, including former Prime Ministers, leading scientists, economists, judges, politicians, and Nobel laureates.
Professor Javaid Rehman of the Brunel Law School, an alumnus of the University of the Punjab, said: “This is a momentous day for us at Brunel University London as we have now formalised our partnership with one of the leading universities in Pakistan. In so doing, Brunel has also reaffirmed its commitment to further enhancing and strengthening collaboration and the promotion of higher education for the United Kingdom and Pakistan.”
Dr Sobia Khurram, Director External Linkages at University of the Punjab, said: “We are very happy to have virtually signed this MoU with Brunel University London after making steady progress and looking forward to bringing faculty and students of both institutions together through research and student engagement activities already planned for coming months.”
The MOU was signed in a special virtual ceremony.
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