News ID: 212836
Published: 0257 GMT April 07, 2018

Pakistani university to set up Persian department

Pakistani university to set up Persian department

A Persian language department will be established at Pakistan's prestigious Islamia College University in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

The agreement was reached during a meeting between director of Iran Cultural Center in Peshawar Abbas Famuri and university's pro-vice chancellor Professor Naushad Khan, IRNA reported.

In the meeting, Famuri said that ties between Iran Cultural Center and Islamia College University are over 50 years old.

He called for the enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the field of higher education, especially in the field of Persian literature.

Naushad Khan said that Islamia College University is willing to cooperate with Mashhad University.

Senior professors of the university and the administrators of language departments also attended the event.

Islamia College University founded in 1913, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Pakistan. Initially established as Islamia College, it was granted university status by the government of Pakistan in 2008; the word college is retained in its title to preserve its historical roots.

The university provides higher education in arts, languages, humanities, social sciences and modern sciences.


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