Pak, China agree on 130 joint research projects

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PSF and NSFC signed a MoU on October 30, 1992 for joint research between Academic Institutions in both countries. The MoU with NSFC was re-activated in 2015 

ISLAMABAD, July 10 (DNA): The preliminary plans for 130 joint research projects were approved by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Gwadar Pro reported on Friday.

There are four categories of research projects: Fossil energy conversion and materials,  Utilization of renewable energy and resources, Scientific ground of new energy utilization and technologies and Safety evaluation and adaptive mechanism research on water-energy-food nexus under CPEC in the context of climate change.

According to the official list released by NSFC, 149 proposals were submitted to the two Foundations this year and currently 130 joint research projects were approved.

PSF and NSFC signed a MoU on October 30, 1992 for joint research between Academic Institutions in both countries. The MoU with NSFC was re-activated in 2015.

The exchange of scientists, scientific information and materials between research and academic institutions of both countries is one of the prime objectives of this international link.

Since the founding of this alliance PSF and NSFC have conducted joint scientific research activities pertaining to different disciplines along with efforts to strengthen cooperation between S & T organizations of both countries.