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					       Memorandum of
       Understanding

                     Between

         The Department of
       Environmental Science
      Lahore College for Women
         University, (LCWU)
          Lahore Pakistan

                         And

           Morishita Lab,
    Department of Policy Studies,
   Aichi Gakuin University (AGU),
            Aichi, Japan


           Bridging Organizaiton

Urban Develompent and Enviornmetnal
     Research Center (UDERC)
    A Pakistan Based Collaborative Research Center of
       Morishita Lab, Department of Policy Studies,
             Aichi Gakuin University, Japan



                    April 05, 2006
Memorandum of Understanding Between
 The Department of Environmental Science,
   Lahore College for Women University
        (LCWU), Lahore, Pakistan

                           And

           Morishita Lab,
    Department of Policy Studies,
   Aichi Gakuin University (AGU),
            Aichi, Japan


       Bridging Organization
Urban Develompent and Enviornmetnal
     Research Center (UDERC)
      A Pakistan Based Collaborative Research Center of
         Morishita Lab, Department of Policy Studies,
               Aichi Gakuin University, Japan




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This Memorandum of Understanding is drawn up and agreed
upon to establish the cooperation between the Department of
Environmental Science, Lahore College for Women University
(LCWU), Lahore, Pakistan, hereinafter referred to as LCWU,
and the Morishita lab, Department of Policy Studies, Aichi
Gakuin University (AGU), hereinafter referred to as Morishita
Lab/AGU, Japan. The memorandum is an outcome of
meetings of Dr. Hideharu Morishita with the Vice Chancellor;
and the Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences of LCWU during his
visit to Pakistan in September 2005. This memorandum also
recognizes Urban Develoepment and Environmental Research
Center, hereinafter referred to as UDERC, for conducting
mutually agreed collaborative research activities in Pakistan.




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About the Department of Policy Studies
Aichi Gakuin University (AGU)

Since its establishment as a Zen Buddhist School 128 years
ago, in 1876, Aichi Gakuin University (AGU) has developed
into one of the largest institutions of higher education in the
Chubu area, the central part of Japan. AGU has seven
undergraduate programs, i.e., the Faculty of Letters, the Faculty
of Psychological and Physical Science, the Faculty of
Commerce, the Faculty of Management, the Faculty of Law,
the Faculty of Policy Studies, School of Pharmacy, and the
School of Dentistry.

AGU also has five doctoral programs. Today's world needs
deepening of spiritual values as much as knowledge and
technological advancement. Led by the spirit of Zen Buddhism,
AGU holds synthesis of the two needs to be its fundamental
objective. Everyone involved in education and research at AGU
has long been striving to achieve the objective together with
their students.

The Graduate School of Policy Studies offers two courses of
study: human environment and social systems. In the former
students make comprehensive study of (1) lifelong learning, (2)
psychology and (3) medical policy, and in the latter, (1)
environmental policy, (2) social policy, (3) international policy
and (4) information and communication policy. Students pursue
extensive study of one of these seven fields.

A unique feature of our Graduate School is the emphasis on
"synthesis" and "creativity". Students develop a broad
perspective on both human environment and social systems
through interaction with students and teachers in other fields.
We thus aim to nurture individuals who are able to formulate
and propose creative policies on the basis of synthetic
consideration of various factors.




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About Department of Enviornmental Sciences,
Lahore College for Women Univeristy (LCWU)

Founded in 1922, Lahore College for Women was established
to meet the needs of female students of the subcontinent. It was
given the staus of fulfledged university in 2002 and named as
Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Lahore. As
one of the oldest female institutions of Pakistan and in the 84th
year of its existence, the University has approximately 6,500
students on its rolls and a teaching faculty of 321 members. It
admits students at Intermediate, Degree and Postgraduate
levels. The primary educational mission of LCWU is to serve
the female population of Pakistan and hence the nation through:
the generation and development of new knowledge; the
dissemination of knowledge; and the preservation of
knowledge. The Lahore College for Women University is
located in Jail Road, Lahore, Pakistan.


Environmental Science department was established in 2000.
Because of its professionally designed degree programs,
excellent courses and able faculty, the department has earned
the reputation of “Lead University in Environmental Science in
Punjab”. It is considered as an excellent department at national
level and also very well recognized internationally because of
its finest environment and world-class education and research
in the field of Environmental Science. The overarching aim of
graduate and postgraduate degree programs in Environmental
Sciences at Lahore College for Women University is to develop
human resource for achieving the broader objective of
sustainable development in Pakistan and beyond.

Higher Education Link between Imperial College at Wye, UK
and Environmental Science Department of Lahore College for
Women University, Lahore was developed in 2002. Faculty and
students benefited from foreign faculty during exchange visits.
Department is strengthened in terms of research facilities by the
funding from Higher Education Commission.




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Environmental Science Department has active collaborative
linkages with industry, NGOs, Government Departments,
academic institutions and research organizations in Pakistan
and with environmental concerns in Kuwait and UK. Lahore
College for Women University is working towards the
establishment of the Eco-testing laboratory and Center of
Excellence with the joint help and support of HEC and
Government of the Punjab as Governor of the Punjab has
strongly supported the proposal.

Our Understanding of Collaboration

The Department of Environmental Science at Lahore College
for Women University and The Lab of Dr. Hideharu Morishita,
Department of Policy Studies, Aichi Gakuin University, Japan,
wishing to intensify the existing cooperative relations between
the two institutions, especially to develop academic and
cultural interchanges through mutual assistance in the areas of
education and research, agree as follows:

1. Participating parties

The participating parties will be the Department of
Enviornmental Science, Lahore College for Women University
(LCWU) and the Morishita Lab, Department of Policy Studies
Aichi Gakuin University, Japan. The Urban Development and
Environmental Research Center (UDERC) will act as bridge of
collaboration to conduct joint action research and related field
work activities as agreed by both parties of this agreement.

2. Area of Cooperation

The area of cooperation includes, subject to mutual consent,
any program offered by either of the participating parties as felt
desirable and feasible on either side to foster and develop the
cooperative relationship between the two institutions.
Assistance shall be carried out, subject to availability of funds
and the approval of each institution, through such activities or
programs as:




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   •   Joint research activities (including exchange of faculty
       members and research students)
   •   Preparation of Environmental Database and
       strengthening abilities for Geographic Information
       Technology.
   •   Participation in seminars and academic meetings
   •   Exchange of academic materials and other information
   •   Special short-term academic programs
   •   Exchange of students
   •   Offering joint short courses through distance learning
   •   Other activities as deemed mutually appropriate

The terms of such mutual assistance and necessary budget for
each program and activities shall be mutually discussed and
agreed upon in writing by both parties prior to the initiation of
the particular program by activity, and such program and
activity shall be negotiated on a mutual bases.

4. Intellectual Property Rights:

The disposition of intellectual property created by the
participating parties in performance of this Memorandum of
Understanding will be guided by that University's applicable
policies and the following principles:

Disclosure. The participating parties will disclose Intellectual
Property from one to another to facilitate performance of the
research and training activities of this Memorandum of
Understanding and to determine appropriate measures to be
taken regarding the Intellectual Property.

Ownership. Intellectual Property created in performance of
this Memorandum of Understanding ("Intellectual Property")
shall be owned in accordance with the policies and procedures
of the party or the parties whose personnel created such
Intellectual Property.




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Right to use. Each participating party will have a non-
exclusive, royalty- free license to use the other participating
party's Intellectual Property (a) in performance of the
Memorandum of Understanding activities, and (b) for research
and teaching use. Any other use will be subject to the
negotiation with the owners of the subject Intellectual Property.

5. Principles:

Both parties assert that participants under this Memorandum of
Understanding will be selected on the bases of the merit
without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion,
age, sex, marital status or physical handicap. The Department
of Environmental Sciences, Lahore College for Women
University and The Morishita Lab, Department of Policy
Studies, Aichi Gakuin Univeristy (AGU) will each accept the
participants selected by the other party if mutually acceptable
academic and /or, professional qualifications and standards are
met. UDERC will play a bridging role for joint research
activities and field work. All participants will be treated in the
same non-discriminatory manner in carrying out the provisions
of this Memorandum of Understanding, subject to the provision
of the policies and requirements of each of the institutions. Any
violation of these principles will be considered as grounds for
terminating this Memorandum of Understanding.

6. Effective Date and Length of Memorandum of
Understanding

This Memorandum of Understanding shall take effect when
signed by each side.

This Memorandum of Understanding will remain in force for a
period of five years subject to the availability of funds, and any
amendment and/or modification of the Memorandum of
Understanding will require written approval of the chief
administrative office of each contracting institution and shall be
appended hereto. After the initial five-year period, this
Memorandum of Understanding may be renewed by mutual




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   consent. Either party reserves the right to terminate this
   Memorandum of Understanding upon six months written notice
   to the other.

   This Memorandum of Understanding is prepared in three
   identical copies; each party will hold one original duly signed.



For and on behalf   For and on behalf    For and on behalf    For and on behalf of
Lahore College      the Department of    of the Urban         the Morishita Lab,
for Women           Enviromental         Development and      Department of Policy
University,         Sciences, Lahore     Enviornmental        Studies, Aichi
(LCWU) Lahore.      College for Women    Research Center      Gakuin Unviersity
Pakistan            University           (UDERC)              (AGU)




Prof. Dr. Bushra    Prof. Dr. Kausar     Dr. M. Atiq ur       Prof. Dr. Hideharu
Mateen              Jamal Cheema         Rahman               Morishita
Vice-Chancellor,    Dean, Faculty of     JSPS Postdoctoral    Morishita Lab,
Lahore College      Natural Sciences;    Researcher,          Department of
for Women           Head of the          Institute of Geo-    Policy Studies,
Univeristy          Department of        Resources and        Aichi Gakuin
(LCWU), Lahore,     Enviornmental        Enviornment          University (AGU),
Pakistan            Science, Lahore      (GREEN),             Aichi, Japan
                    College for Women    National Institute
                    Univeristy           of Advanced
                    (LCWU), Lahore,      Industrial Science
                    Pakistan             and Technology
                                         (AIST), Tsukuba,
                                         Japan
                                                              Date:
Date:               Date:                Date:                April 05, 2006
April 05, 2006
                    April 05, 2006       April 05, 2006




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