Volkswagen Foundation for academic cooperation with KU
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar May 9: The Institute of Political Science, Geissan and the Volkswagen Foundation Hanovar, Germany, are likely to enter into an agreement with Centre of Central Asian Studies (CCAS) of University of Kashmir for bilateral and academic cooperation, a KU spokesman said on Monday.
“The partnership will be explored for joint research projects, conference, workshops, publications, teaching courses, faculty exchange and other programmes and the subjects of research will broadly cover the issues confronting the Caucasian and Central Asian world,” he added.
“The Vice-Chancellor KU, Prof Riyaz Punjabi, and two noted German academicians, Prof Reimund Seidelmann and Dr Wolfgang Leverman, during an interactive session with the faculty and research scholars of CCAS agreed to go ahead with a plan to enter into the partnership,” the spokesman added.
“Dr. Wolfgang, head of the most important funding agency in Germany, Volkswagen Foundation, assured to provide every possible support to the KU in accomplishing its academic targets,” he said.
Prof Riyaz Punjabi in his presidential remarks expressed happiness over the arrival of the Foundation team and said that CCAS had emerged as one of the pioneering centres of research on Central Asia in diverse fields. “The future collaborations between KU and German Institutions will open new vistas of opportunities for budding KU scholars,” the VC said.
Director CCAS, Prof G R Jan presented vote of thanks on the occasion, and Prof G N Khaki welcomed the guests on the occasion.
The meeting was attended by Prof G M Mir, Prof Bandey, Noor Muhammad Baba, Prof Asifa Jan, and other faculty members of the CCAS, Political Science, Economics and other Departments of the KU.
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