LAHORE : 23 November:Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), a leading university of Malaysia, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, to promote mutual research and academic collaboration in various fields. According to a press release, both UTP and UET will collaborate in joint thesis supervision, faculty and student exchange and collaborative development of various academic programmes. UTP is one of those universities of the world that have the largest number of PhD alumni in Pakistan. It has sponsored around 450 PhD students from Pakistan since 2008, one of the biggest scholarship programmes of any overseas university. Speaking on the occasion, UET Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar expressed his hope that the MoU would go a long way in the mutual progress through the development of new research and academic programmes. He urged the faculty and students of UET to collaborate effectively by sharing research and get maximum benefits from the UTP’s rich experience and resources. He also announced 30 internships annually for UET students at UTP. The delegates lauded the research facilities of the UET and termed them a rich resource of research particularly mentioning the polymer and chemical engineering labs.The news.