23 US and Pakistani universities to join hands on various research and academic projects

Pakistan and United States have collaborated to work together for the development and benefit of both the countries. They will join hands with each other to work on various research and academic projects.

The US State Department in a statement said that 23 American universities across 16 different states have been granted scholarships to work with Pakistani universities. They will be working in various departments from business development to gender studies. The department also declares that it already has different students and faculty members studying and participating under this scholarship program.

Under the influence of US-Pakistan Science and Technology Cooperation agreement, both countries have been working since 2005. Together they have conducted 96 research projects in different scientific departments.

Here are some of the cost-effective development projects being conducted by various Pakistan and US universities.

Collaboration of University of California and University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Under the supervision of University of California, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad is conducting blood-based Tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic test on low-cost. As compared to the existing World Health Organization-recommended sputum test, this one is much more effective.

Diagnostic test are being held in Chennai to complete the trails and launch a commercial plot in India. As per the statement, TB has become a dangerous disease; patients with TB-positive would be provided with effective treatment sooner.

In the previous year, both these universities collaborated in a $17 million worth project. Through this scheme various faculty members and students can study and participate in researches at one platform.

Collaboration of University of Michigan, Dearborn and University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

These universities are cooperating to develop a mechanism that can control and monitor air quality. Their aim is to apply this mechanism to mobile and wireless devices.

The main goal of this collaboration is to reduce pollution and improve air quality. Their main focus is to establish this apparatus on the urban areas of both countries. These universities are determined to work together in the future and work further on soil and water quality projects.

This year, US Department of Agriculture hosted a group of Cochran and Borlaug Fellows from Pakistan. The teams cooperated to cultivate a variety of seed to prevent deadly diseases from damaging the cotton and wheat production.

Source: Propakistani

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