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The University of Zambia (UNZA) has entered into a bilateral co-operation agreement with Jiangsu University (JU) from The People’s Republic of China.

The Memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on Wednesday, 31st July 2019 at the Best Plus Grand Hotel in Lusaka will see UNZA and JU collaborate in academic and joint research activities.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister of Higher Education Dr Brian Mushimba assured the two universities of Government’s support and commitment towards the successful execution of collaborative partnership.

And UNZA vice chancellor prof.Luke Mumba said the signed MoU would allow UNZA and JU to cooperate in the development promotion of research,teaching and technological development.

He said the partnership would also allow for an exchange of academic staff, scholars, and students.

“The collaboration will also promote cooperation in areas around sponsoring research seminars, training workshops and exchange of programmes of research publications and information,”Prof Mumba Said.

UNZA has also signed a number of development agreements with the Chinese Higher Education Institution which include Jilin Agriculture University that operationalised the Agriculture Technology Development Demonstration Centre housed at Liempe farms and Hubei School of Economics and Business Management which saw the establishment as well as the operationalization of the Confucius Institute at UNZA’s Great East Road campus.

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