Turkish delegation to visit PSF this month


ISLAMABAD, July 12 (APP): A nine-member delegation from the
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) is expected to visit Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) by the end of this month.
The visit would open up the new vistas of joint collaboration
between the PSF and TUBITAK, an official of PSF told APP.
He informed that the PSF had successfully launched 14 joint projects
with National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
In addition to this, five joint projects with Scientific and
Technological Research Council of Turkey (TšBITAK), and eight joint
projects with Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Iran were
also initiated under “International Matching Grants”, he added.
He said apart from these ongoing projects, research proposals
received under the PSF jointly called with National Science Foundation, (NSF) Sri Lanka were under consideration for funding.
He said the PSF and NSFC, China had also launched the second call of
proposals in the field of “Engineering and Materials Sciences” on
June 1.
Through these joint ventures, Pakistani researchers were expected to
gain maximum benefit from their international counter parts, for attaining tangible results, he said.
The PSF is mandated, in its act, to liaise with similar international
bodies for joint collaborations on Science and Technology (S&T) for the uplift of Pakistani scientists in their scientific
In the prevalent global scenario, the importance of international
collaborations has become vital for the technological developments and
advancement of knowledge.
Therefore, he said the PSF had re-vitalized its international
collaborations and embarked upon new linkages to harness potential of
technologically advanced nations.