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PR No.06 Ahsan Iqbal Signs Accord With Usa For 250 Ph.D Scholarships In Five Years Islamabad: March 1, 2016

Pakistan signed a document with USA for 250 Ph.D scholarships in five years under Fulbright Scholarships. Pakistan will contribute $25 million, equal to USA contribution in it. The document was signed during working Group on Education, Science &Technology under Pakistan-USA Strategic Dialogue. Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ashan Iqbal, who led the working group on Education, Science & Technology signed the document for 250 Ph.D scholarships. This is in addition to 10,000 Ph.D scholarships being negotiated with USA.

Minister Ahsan Iqbal also discussed with USA side expansion of Centres of Advanced Studies in Pakistani universities and establishment of Community Colleges to promote technical education. He emphasised of closer collaboration between Science Foundations of big countries.

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