ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of Azerbaijan and Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences IUCPSS have agreed to sing MOU to establish “Heydar Aliyev Corners” in different member institutions of IUCPSS and to promote the youth, educational (fellowships) and cultural linkages between Universities of both countries.
The ceremony would be jointly organized by IUCPSS and the Diplomatic Insight and will be attended by the diplomats, vice chancellors and academicians. The ceremony would be held on 8 May 2013 at Lecture Hall of Higher Education Commission HEC Islamabad at 2 pm.
Dr. Javaid R. Laghari Chairperson HEC and H.E. Mr. Dashgin Shikarov, Ambassador of Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan would grace the occasion as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
Under facilitation of HEC, IUCPSS has been formed by twelve renowned and prestigious higher educational institutions of Pakistan including Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad , University of Gujrat, Government College University Faisalabad, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, University of Balochistan Quetta, Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad , Kohat University of Science & Technology KUST, Kohat, University of Haripur, Haripur and Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan
One of main functions of the consortium includes establishing linkages with national and international organizations for improving social sciences, arts and humanities and research activities in Pakistan. The consortium is also working for preservation of local culture/history, social values, regional art and promotion of tourism.
The spokesman of IUCPSS informed that main areas of mutual cooperation include establishment of Heyder Aliyev Corners in member Universities of Consortium, development of linkages between Universities of countries, joint research projects, youth exchange programs, joint Sports activities and other areas of mutual interest.