A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Mevlana Exchange Program (MEP) was inked between the Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue (IRD) of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and Duzce University Turkey.
The MoU was signed by the Rector, IIUI Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai who is also the Chairman-IRD and his counterpart Prof. Dr. Nigar Dr. Cakar, Rector, Duzce University, Turkey.
The MEP is a prestigious fellowship opportunity that is globally known and considered a reputable exchange program for both students and faculty. Both institutions, IRD-IIUI & Duzce University, agreed on student and academic staff exchange under MEP. The MoU details three fellowships for students and two for faculty in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Physics, Informatics and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Politics & International Relations, Education Sciences, Sociology, Religious Studies and English Language Teaching.
The students under the MEP will be able to spend 05-10 Months as Exchange Fellows, whereas, the faculty will be able to avail of 01 weeks to 03 months in exchange duration.
The signing ceremony was hosted by IRD and Executive Director-IRD Dr. Husnul Amin presented brief features of the MoU. The ceremony was also attended by Dr. Sibel Bayram representative of Duzce University, Turkey and Director ORIC-IIUI Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed.
The MEP is a purely academic exchange opportunity for students and faculty at both ends, Pakistan & Turkey.