News Archive - September 2020

LCWU Signed MOU with Hazara University to promote R & D in Architecture & Archeology

14 September 2020: The Lahore College for Women University and the Hazara University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on academic Research & Development in Architecture.

Under the umbrella of MOU, the joint research forums and programs will give opportunities for architects and archaeologists to rising interests of tourism, architectural heritage management and archaeology.

The agreement was signed by Prof Dr Bushra Mirza Vice Chancellor Lahore College for Women University with Prof Dr Jamil Ahmed Vice Chancellor Hazara University, Mansehra with focused mutual interest in promoting academic and research R & D platforms drawn up and established between Department of Architecture chaired by Architect Yasmeen Abid Maan and Department of Archeology HU chaired by Dr Shakirullah Khan. The scope of cooperation shall extend from research projects to conferences /workshops and also access research laboratories as well as Human Resources in both institutions.
On this occasion Dr Bushra Mirza, VC LCWU said that the academia of both the varsities should engage in dialogue and discourses to promote popular and modern culture in planning and development of the architectural discipline.

She expressed her enthusiasm and spirit for the success of undergraduate students as well as graduates of both disciplines to establish a promising role in enhancing quality of built and natural heritage & environment at local and international platforms.

Dr Jamil Ahmed, VC Hazara University, expressed his vision and ambition to support professional education for females, enlightened about productivity of this collaboration as of great importance to fields of Architecture and Archeology being indispensable to each other.

The MoU signing was held at American Institute of Pakistan Studies, Islamabad and was also attended by Prof Dr Farkhanda Manzoor, Dr Mohsin Nawaz, the Directors of Office of Research & Innovation ( ORIC) of both universities, respectively. The faculty members from Architecture Department LCWU, Lecturer Beenish Hassan and Lecturer Maryam Jamil elaborated the research and academic profile of Architecture Department. In this regard it was anticipated that both institutes will furnish substantial research and practice for heritage management.