COMSTECH Announces 85 Fellowships for Yemen

Fri Feb 23 2024
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ISLAMABAD: In collaboration with CCoE institutions and the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Islamabad, the Coordinator General of COMSTECH, Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, announced the commencement of the second phase of the COMSTECH-CCoE Yemen program at the COMSTECH secretariat on Friday.

Prof. Choudhary unveiled 85 fellowships for Yemeni scholars, generously provided by CCoE member institutions and COMSTECH. He noted that the “COMSTECH-CCoE Yemen Program” for enhancing the capacity of Yemeni scientists was initially introduced in June 2022. Prof. Choudhary commended the efforts of H. E. Mohammed Motahar Alashabi, the Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen, for his significant role in initiating and facilitating this program. He expressed gratitude to the CCoE institutions for their generous contributions of these fellowships.

Additionally, Prof. Choudhary disclosed that COMSTECH and the University of Lahore have jointly offered 25 full degree programs ranging from BS to PhD for Yemeni citizens.

Furthermore, Prof. Choudhary highlighted that various institutions including the University of Lahore, Health Services Academy, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Management and Technology, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, University of Sargodha, Superior University, and National Agriculture Research Center have generously provided fellowships in the second phase to Yemeni scholars in the fields of Medicinal Chemistry, Health, Agriculture, and Climate.

The launch event was attended by distinguished figures including the Rector of the University of Lahore, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Rector of the University of Management and Technology, Dr. Asif Raza, Vice Chancellor of the Health Services Academy, Prof. Dr. Shahzad Ali Khan, Chairman of PARC, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Director General of NARC, Dr. Shahzad Asad, and representatives from Superior University and the University of Sargodha.


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