PU, UMT to work together on climate change


LAHORE: An MoU is signed between Remote Sensing, GIS and Climatic Research Lab (RSGCRL), National Center of GIS and Space Applications, Punjab University and Department of Economics and Statistics (DoES), University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore to work together on climate change research.

In this regard, a ceremony was organized at Vice Chancellor’s office in which PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed, UMT Rector Professor Dr. Muhammad Aslam, Director External Linkages Dr. Sobia Khurram, and others participated in the ceremony.

The focal persons of the MoU are Dr. Salman Tariq from RSGCRL and Dr. Saira Sharif from DoES. The two institutes will collaborate in developing joint research proposals and data sharing, organization of conferences, seminars, and workshops, providing mentorship and learning opportunities to the students and young professionals and their involvement through internships and research theses in the fields of remote sensing & geospatial applications for atmospheric constituents modelling, socioeconomics of climate change, applications of remote sensing data and sustainable development of Pakistan.

The signature target of the MoU is to develop institutional linkages that will serve as continuous and consistent support in the execution of all other activities. Dr. Zia ul Haq, Director/Principal Investigator RSGCRL, and Prof. Dr. Naveed Yazdani, Dean School of Business and Economics (SBE) signed the MoU and endorsed by PU VC Niaz Ahmad and Dr. Muhammad Aslam.

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