13 June | 2024

Lahore, Pakistan

Kinnaird Center, Rennes School sing MoU for exchange, research

Executive Director Rizwan Anwar, Dean Dr Thomas Froehlicher sign memorandum of understanding at Kinnaird College for Women in Lahore

LAHORE: Kinnaird Centre for Learning and Cultural Development (KCLCD) of the Kinnaird College for Women (KCW) and France’s Rennes School of Business have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on various initiatives, including youth and student exchange programs, developing academic and bilateral relations, and research and innovation for academic excellence.

The collaboration between the Kinnaird Centre and the Rennes School is aimed at promoting research and innovation, faculty and youth exchange programs to develop people-to-people context relationships between Pakistan and France. The memorandum was signed by Kinnaird Centre’s Executive Director Rizwan Anwar, and Director Maha Jamil with Rennes Business Dean Dr Thomas Froehlicher.

After signing the memorandum, they also expressed their commitment to academic excellence together. This collaboration will facilitate the exchange of students and young professionals between Pakistan and France, providing opportunities for them to experience a different culture, learn new skills, and broaden their horizons.

It will also offer joint research and innovation projects between the two institutions, enabling them to work together to tackle global challenges and create new knowledge. Both the institutions thanked the Embassy of France in Islamabad for providing opportunities to connect and collaborate.

This collaboration is expected to have a significant impact on the academic and cultural relations between Pakistan and France, providing students and young professionals with a platform to enhance their skills and knowledge. The memorandum will help to strengthen bilateral ties, opening up new avenues for collaboration in various fields, including business, arts, and social sciences.

It will facilitate the exchange of academic and cultural experiences, ideas, and best practices between the two countries. Furthermore, the collaboration between the Kinnaird Centre and the Rennes School will create new opportunities for faculty exchange programs, enabling them to share their expertise and knowledge.

This exchange will help to enhance quality of teaching and learning, leading to better academic outcomes and future prospects for students. The memorandum marks an important milestone in the academic and cultural relations between Pakistan and France, opening up new horizons for collaboration and exchange. It is expected to bring about a positive impact on the lives of students, young professionals, and faculty.