ISLAMABAD: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan and the Council of Higher Education (CoHE) Turkey have mutually approved 11 joint research projects under the Pak-Turk Researchers Mobility Grant Programme.
The programme is a part of the Turkish-Pakistani cooperation within the scope of an internationalisation effort of the higher education systems. The programme supports new scientific and technological cooperation between Turkish and Pakistani higher education institutions through the provision of funds for mobility of graduate students and academic staff.
The projects have been approved for funding for three years in six priority areas which include energy, food technologies, sustainable environment technologies, material sciences, smart transportation systems, robots and smart systems.
The Pakistani universities along with their Turkish counterparts that have attained the grant include Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad and the Karadeniz Technical University Trabzon, University of Agriculture Faisalabad and the Nigde Omer Halisdemir University Nidge, GIK Institute of Engineering Science and Technology and Dumlupinar University / Karabuk University, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Akdeniz University Antalya, Government College University Lahore and the Bartin University, Government College University Faisalabad and the Bingol University, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore and Sakarya University / Istanbul Technical University.
The next call for research projects under the programme will be announced in May 2018.