FAISALABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 24th Jan, 2017 ) : Washington States University (WSU) USA and University of Agriculture Faisalabad will work together to address challenges including food security, human development, water scarcity and health problems. It was discussed between WSU International Program Vice President and former American Ambassador Dr Asif Javed Ch and UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan at the syndicate room UAF here Monday.
All deans and directors of UAF were also present during meeting. Dr Asif Javed Chaudhry said that both universities are striving to gear up economic activities with research, community services, trained manpower and industry-academia linkages which bring prosperity and alleviate the poverty. He said that universities in Pakistan must enhance their role for the community development. He said that learning is a life time process which brings the changes and uplift the society.
He said that it is the most important to bring the people of US and Pakistan to close to each other to get benefit from each other experiences. He said that WSU and UAF are enjoying long standing and deep rooted relation as at time of UAF inception as varsity in 1961, the WSU professors had laid the foundation of its academic and research as well as infrastructural development during their stay at UAF. He said that currently, 7 percent foreign students were studying in the WSU that will rise to 19 percent in the coming years.
Earlier, talking to the UAF students, he saluted the services rendered by Edhi to address the woes of a common man. He appreciated the UAF for emerging in the top 100 best universities of the globe. UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that UAF is conducting tangible research to address problems of the society and farming community. He said that the University is housing a USAID Center for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security aimed at uplifting the sector.
He said that Korean Agricultural Park would also be set up at the campus. He said that being the mother of all agricultural institutions in the country, the university has produced 73000 graduates so far. He said that the University has expanded its outreach program for the welfare of farming community at their doorstep. He said that they have developed a breed of Unigold hen which is climate resilient and lays eggs round the year. He told that UAF is assisting Punjab Government in promoting and multiplying the Unigold rural and backyard poultry to alleviate the poverty. Later, Dr Asif also visited all the faculties and community college. APP/aar/ia/zqr/rn � 0:36/00:42/00:42