KU expands pact with US-based MTU

KU expands pact with US-based MTU

The University of Kashmir has strengthened its pact with Montana Tech University (MTU) of Montana, USA, which is the partnering institution for the Indo-US project on invasive species and climate change.

Dr Manzoor A Shah, Associate Professor of Botany at KU isthe Principal Investigator of the project. A high level delegation led by KU VC Prof. Talat Ahmad including theDean Research Prof Zafar A Reshi, Dr M A Shah, a representative from AdministrationDr Tanveer Ahmad and a research scholar is on visit to Montana Tech from July13 to July 19.

A memorandum of understanding has been signed by the VC KUProf. Talat and Chancellor of Montana Tech Prof Les Cook that entails expandingthe cooperation in other areas of mutual interest, besides invasive species,such as Environmental Engineering, Economic Geology and Resource Mapping, andEcological Restoration. The MoU that existed stands now strengthened byinclusion of joint supervision of research students, writing collaborative grantproposals, and furthering student exchange.

Under the aegis of KU-Montana Tech collaboration seminar aseries of talks were delivered by Prof. Talat Ahmad, Prof. Zafar A Reshi and DrManzoor A Shah. Joint field visits were undertaken to various field sites.

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