Multan, 23 June 2023 (TDI): The Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (FVAS) at MNS University of Agriculture, Multan, and Xinjiang Agricultural Vocational Technical College, China, has successfully launched a groundbreaking initiative—the Chinese and Pakistani Universities’ Dual Diploma Program in Livestock Management.

This collaborative effort aims to enhance educational opportunities for students and contribute to the development of Pakistan’s livestock industry.

Under the program, students will have the unique opportunity to study for the initial two years at FVAS in Pakistan, followed by one year at Xinjiang Agricultural Vocational Technical College in China.

This arrangement will provide students with a diverse and enriching learning experience in livestock management and animal care within a multicultural environment.

The collaboration between the two institutions was formalized through a memorandum of understanding signed in February 2023. As part of this partnership, a Faculty Exchange Program will be established.

Additionally, FVAS faculty members will receive online training in animal husbandry and veterinary science from Xinjiang Agricultural Vocational Technical College.

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In an effort to further strengthen ties, Xinjiang Agricultural Vocational Technical College will establish a modern agriculture and animal husbandry demonstration training center at MNS University.

Dr. Asif Ali, Vice Chancellor of MNS University, expressed his optimism about the partnership, emphasizing its potential to benefit not only the students but also the overall growth of the livestock industry in Pakistan.

The online meeting to launch the Sino-Pak Dual Diploma Program was attended by key representatives from both institutions, including Prof. Yang Guiquan, Principal of Xinjiang Agricultural Vocational Technical College, and Guo Qinghe, Deputy Director of the Animal Science and Technology Institute

This partnership marks a significant milestone in the educational collaboration between Pakistan and China and sets the stage for fostering cross-cultural exchanges in the field of veterinary sciences and animal care.