Neil Sargison, Professor of Farm Animal Practice and Dr. Umer Chaudhry, R(D)SVS were in Pakistan during October for Paracon 2017, a veterinary parasitology conference, where he delivered the keynote talk. Professor Sargison also delivered lectures at University of Veterinary and Animal Science and University of Central Punjab and met with the Secretary for Livestock Development, Government of Punjab. Neil now intends to develop a research partnership around evolutionary plasticity of veterinary parasites in order to develop a better understanding of sustainable disease control in livestock.
Pakistan continues to be an emerging market for the University (with just under 70 students enrolled). The Regional Manager for South Asia, Harish Lokhun, recently undertook a two week visit to Pakistan to increase UG and PG numbers.
Harish also engaged with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) following their recent
partnership agreement with UoE to fund PhD scholars – our 2017 intake will welcome 5 HEC funded scholars. The Regional Team will work closely with the HEC to promote this opportunity and increase student recruitment for 2018.
Harish also hosted two events in Islamabad and Lahore to help re-engage with our Pakistani alumni. 11 attended in Islamabad and 6 attended in Lahore. The events promoted the newly launched Alumni Ambassadors scheme and discussed ways to enhance the alumni network through supporting recruitment activity, seminars and a Scottish wide Alumni event.