Director External Linkages Office

1 Introduction
2 Collaboration with National & International Organizations (MoUs)
3 Achievements
1 Introduction

The changing role of the universities mandated a greater connectivity and strong linkages with the local, national, regional and international communities. Therefore, under the initiative of HEC, the Directorate of External Linkages was established in the Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan in 2016. With a vision for Internationalization, Prof. Dr. Asif Ali, the Vice Chancellor, appointed Prof. Dr. Shafqat Saeed as Director External Linkages in 2016 and Dr. Mirza Abdul Qayyum assisting the whole process. After its establishment, Directorate flourished well and made its place in the university system. With the evolving role of the university, the Directorate of External Linkages is becoming an important office to promote national and international collaborations and to develop partnerships with public, private and non-government institutions/ organizations, think tanks and Entrepreneur Institutions. This office also has the responsibility to attract international students, facilitate placement of university students and faculty in high ranking universities, facilitate interaction between faculty and industry and exert a pull for financing of training, research and development activities of the university by national and international donors, alumni, civil society and agro-based industries.

The activities in the directorate have gone up manifolds and almost every month, the university receives delegates from international and national organizations for building and expanding partnerships for capacity building, research & development and Outreach activates to bring good to lives of the farming community of the country.

2 Collaboration with National & International Organizations (MoUs)

The university has signed about 16 MoUs/ agreements with national and international organizations, including development of partnerships with high ranked universities of the world for exchange of staff and students and collaboration in research and development.

  • Directorate of External Linkages aim at developing strong liaison with high ranked universities and research institutes of the world.
  • Joint Degree Programs with the conscious endeavors for internationalization.
  • To take public, private and non-governmental organizations on board for achieving the main goals of education, research and development in various faculties in the university.
  • Organize National and International Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminars/ Symposia to extend the recent innovations to the scientific and farming community of Pakistan.
  • Joint research ventures with leading researchers and esteemed institutions for capacity building and outreach.
  • Development of national and international linkages with public, private and non-government institutions/ organisations.
  • Facilitate the faculty/ departments/ directorates/ institutes for promoting R&D activities through external collaborations.
  • Attract and facilitate placement of international students in MNS UAM, placement of university students and faculty in high ranking universities.
  • To keep the faculty and graduate students interactive with the respective organizations where in future the graduates of various disciplines can be marketed.Development a liaison between the Alumni and Business houses for resource mobilisation.
  • Facilitate interaction between faculty and industry and exert a pull for financing of training, research and development activities of the university by national and international donors, alumni, civil society and agro-based industries
  • Develop reciprocal understanding between the International Organisations for resource and environment conservation
  • To explore new avenues for funding in research and development both for the faculty members and students.
  • To stay the relevant institutes involved in the research and development process so as to find a marketable product.
  • To link with public policy stake holders for seeking directions and providing policy input.
3 Achievements
  • Till date, Directorate of External Linkages has signed many MoUs with different institution of public and private origin while few are in pipeline for future consideration.

Foreign/International Partners:

   

MoU

Country

Date of signing

2016 1 Oaks CAF Private limited (Oak’s) South Korea 3/8/2016
  2 British Council UK 9/16/2016
  3 International Water Saver Environmental Services USA 10/7/2016
  4 Better Cotton Initiative Switzerland 10/24/2016
  5 Wuhan Guoying Seed Co., Ltd, Wuhan, China China 12/2/2016
  6 Hebei Institute of International Business and Economics, China China 12/25/2016
2017 7 University of the Gambia The Gambia 3/1/2017
  8 Biotechnology Research Institute, CAAS, Beijing China China 11/24/2017
  9 Tashkant State Agrarian University, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 5/2/2017
  10 Cotton Breeding, Seed Production and Agrcotechnologies Research Institute (CBSPARI) Uzbekistan 5/2/2017
  11 Plant Protection Research Institute, Guangzhou, China  China 12/12/2017
  12 Institute of Plant Protection and Soil Science, Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan China China 12/7/2017
  13 Huazong Agricultural University, China China 12/14/2017
  14 German Bio-Pesticide Farm Trifolio-M Germany 8/16/2017
2018 15 Hochschule Geisenheim University, Geisenheim Germany 3/22/2018
  16 University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 3/5/2018
  17 Alanya Alaadin Keykubat University Turkey, Mevlana Exchanfe Program Turkey 2/7/2018
  18 University of California Davis USA 4/27/2018
  19 National Agricultural Technology Institute, Cordoba, Argentina Argentina 4/27/2018
  20 Group of Cotton Genetists Improvements (GCGI), Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan China 04.10.2018
2019 21 School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University China China 29.11.2018
  22 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technoliogy School Corportion Japan Japan 04.02.2019
  23 INTA Argentina Argentina 03.05.2019
  24 School of Vehicle and Mobility, Tsinghua University Beijing China 29.05.2019
  25 University of Canberra, Canada Canada 04.04.2019
  26 Tonglu County Peoples's Government China China 12.12.2018
  27 College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou China 14.03.2019
  28 National Research Centre Egypt Egypt Signed before June 2019

 

Local Partners:

   

MoU

Country

Date of signing

2016 1 Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Faisalabad, CRI Pakistan 3/30/2016
  2 Director General Agriculture, Field Pakistan 5/26/2016
  3 Pakistan Central Cotton Committee, Multan Pakistan 6/1/2016
  4 The Accountability Lab, Islamabad Pakistan 7/20/2016
  5 Pak German Institute of Cooperative Agriculture, Multan  Pakistan 7/27/2016
  6 Evyol Group of Companies Pvt. Ltd., Multan Pakistan 10/24/2016
2017 7 NAVTTC Pakistan 1/9/2017
  8 Syngenta Pakistan Limited Pakistan 6/30/2017
  9 Best Technologies, Multan Pakistan 10/30/2017
  10 Arain Agri Farm, Dhanot Pakistan 10/30/2017
  11 Good Earth, Pakistan Pakistan 12/6/2017
  12 South Asian Conservation Agriculture Network (SACAN) Pakistan 12/16/2017
2018 13 PARB Pakistan 12/19/2017
  14 Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC), Pakistan Pakistan 1/4/2018
  15 Allahdin Group of Companies Pakistan 1/18/2018
  16 Pakistan Meteorological Department Pakistan 2/28/2018
  17 PIAM Pakistan 16.04.18
  18 MoU with Asia Feeds Pakistan 27.06.18
  19 MoU with MNSUET Pakistan 7/3/2018
  20 Telenor Pakistan Limited Pakistan 09.11.18
  21 Nestle Pakistan Pakistan 18.12.18
  22 Prime Green Farms Pakistan 14.05.2019
  23 Lodhran Lipot Project, Lodhran Pakistan 06.02.2019
  24 Nishter Medical University Pakistan 26.02.2019
  25 Rafique Research and Educational Society, Lodhran Pakistan 17.04.2019
  26 Colony Textile Mills Pakistan 17.04.2019
  27 Multan Cage Fish Farming Pakistan 17.04.2019
  28 Conimpex Hatchery and Breeding Farm Multan Pakistan Signed before June 2019
  29 Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industries Multan Pakistan Signed before June 2019
  30 Mumtaz Feed Mills (Pvt) Multan Pakistan Signed before June 2019