COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) and College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering, Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China jointly organized the 3rd China-Pakistan Marine Information Workshop on November 16, 2021 at CUI, Wah Campus as a part of One Belt One Road initiative under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Prof. Dr. Shahid Baig, Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) was the Chief Guest on this event.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid, T.I., Director, COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah Campus welcomed the guests. In the opening address, he informed that workshop is designed to provide a dedicated platform to scientists, engineers, academicians, industry professionals and researchers from Pakistan and China to deliberate on this emerging area of Marine Science and Technology in Pakistan. He added that as part of One Belt One road initiatives, the College of Underwater Acoustics Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, China has played an enormous role towards capacity building in Pakistan. Realizing the importance of Marine Engineering and Marine Science, CUI has also signed a MoU with HEU, China to carry out research in the field of Marine Informatics and Engineering and currently 12 students of HEU are doing research at CUI Wah Campus.
Prof. Qiao Gang, Co-Chair of workshop, Associate Dean for Scientific Research, College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, China assured his support for research and development in this emerging field in Pakistan.
The Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Shahid Baig, Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) in his address shared the importance of the workshop and area under discussion Marine Engineering and Marine Sciences. He thanked the organizers from CUI and HEU organizing this workshop every year and bringing both Pakistani and Chinese experts together. He assured all facilitation from PSF related to the Marine Engineering and Marine Sciences. He also mentioned different funding schemes already in place with China since long.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mujahid, Rector Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology Haripur, appreciated the theme of the conference bringing multidisciplinary people on board. He appreciated the efforts of CUI to initiate research jointly with HEU on this very needy topic to establish in Pakistan and assured all possible participation on behalf of his institution.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid extended thanks to Chief guest, Guest of honor, Prof. Yin Jingwei, Vice President HEU for all cooperation and support; Prof. Qiao Gang, Dean Engineering and Dr. Niaz Ahmed, Focal person of HEU; Session Chairs, Keynote Speakers; Distinguished Guests; dedicated team of my colleagues from CUI, specially of CUI Wah; Ushers, Volunteers, organizers of this event, local government and all to make this a successful event.
Scientists and entrepreneurs from China and Pakistan participated in the workshop. Invited talks, posters exhibition and panel discussions were arranged during the workshop for the development of joint working paper to address this highly pertinent area.
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