1) October 16, 2019 - A two-person delegation consisting of Dr. Teresa Stoepler from U.S National Academy of Sciences, USA and Ms. Nosheen Fatima from Higher Education of Pakistan visited School of Natural Sciences in order to discuss research project progress with Dr. Syed Rizwan Hussain and his team, and visited the research laboratories and facilities established at SNS over the short period of time. The delegation appreciated the efforts done by the school in order to facilitate students with latest research equipment in a fine environment.
2) November 20, 2019 - A foreign delegation consisting of Mr. Jiwei Shen, the Vice President of Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China along with his team members Dr. Shuang Wenthing, Dean of International Affairs and Prof. Zhengliang Xue, Dean of Materials and Metallurgy School. The delegation, along with Prof. Azad Akhter Siddiqui chaired the meeting at School of Natural Sciences (SNS) along with the faculty of SNS. After a brief introduction from both sides, possibility on various aspects of research collaboration including students and faculty exchange, availability of scholarships for students on both sides as well as submission of joint research projects were also discussed. Later, the delegation was led to the pro-rector (Acad) office for DoU signature ceremony in the presence of HoD Mathematics Dr. Tooba Feroze, HoD Research Dr. Meraj Mustafa and focal person of the DoU Dr. Syed Rizwan Hussain. The visit was concluded on detailed discussion with pro-rector (Acad) Dr. Asif Raza over lunch on implementation of the DoU in a more effective way.
3) December 06, 2019 - An international conference titled "China-Pakistan Workshop on Ferromagnetic Hybrid Nanostructures" jointly organized by Dr. Syed Rizwan Hussain from SNS, NUST and Prof. Rehana Sharif from UET Lahore held on December 06, 2019 focusing on cutting-edge nanotechnology being employed in magnetic data storage industry for devices such as magnetic random access memory devices, etc. Four international participants from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China including Prof. Han Xiu-Feng, Dr. Xiaoming Zhang, Mr. Saroj Parajuli and Mr. Chen Cheng participated in the event. Various experts in the field from national universities including University of Engg. and Tech. Lahore, University of Lahore, Forman Christian College University Lahore, International Islamic University Islamabad, Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, COMSATS University Islamabad, etc took part in the event and shared their recent research ideas. A poster competition ceremony was also held in which about 25 participants from various institutions displayed their research works. The event was concluded with a commitment of extending research collaboration in future.