2015-08-28 food science

Visit of French Attache in Pakistan

French Attache in Pakistan Mr. Alban Schwerer visited Government College University Faisalabad on the invitation of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali, Vice Chancellor of the University on 28th August 2015. In addition to French Attache and VC Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Haq Nawaz Anwar, Prof. Dr. Humayun Abbas Shamas, Prof. Dr. Farhat Abbas, and Prof. Dr. Zubair were also present in the meeting. In the meeting, it was highlighted that Pakistan and France enjoy good relations especially in social, cultural, educational and economic spheres. Paris and Islamabad have various bilateral projects; some of them have been completed and others would be completed in near future. Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has made agreements with the French Government and its Higher Education Department. As a result, many Pakistani students are studying in French universities especially for higher studies. Research is being conducted on religion and Sufism. Both French Attache and VC also agreed that a seminar would be arranged by Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan, and Martine Dorance, French Ambassador in Pakistan will be invited to throw light on Pak-French relations and future perspectives. In this seminar, students would be guided how to get admission in French universities. In addition, French culture day and French Day would also be celebrated. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali, Vice Chancellor, GC University Faisalabad, is a member of British Alumni. He proposed that such kind of French Alumni Centers would also be established in Faisalabad. By keeping the tradition intact and in order to enhance cordial relationships between the two countries, further MoUs would be signed between GC University Faisalabadand French government.Steps would be taken to promote dual degree or joint degree program. Both, French Attache and VC agreed that with the collaboration of GC University Faisalabad and French Embassy, a conference would be organized in November 2015 to promote cordial relationships. Moreover, French language would be taught in undergraduate program. Steps would be taken to inaugurate French center in Faisalabad, and a special focus would be on enhancing cooperation and collaboration in the filed of food sciences and social sciences. Female students would be encouraged to join French universities for higher studies. French delegate congratulated VC on being awarded Tamgha-E-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan. French Corner on the pattern of Lincoln Corner would be inaugurated in Government College University Faisalabad. Special measures would be taken to boost Pakistani researchers for Post-Doctorate in France. 20 to 30 indirect student scholarships would be offered for the students; however, the students themselves would bear living expenditures. New research programs with the collaboration of French Embassy would be started. These measures are taken to uplift the ranking of the University.