The Head of International Relations at the Institute of Physics (IOP) in the UK, Mr Dominic Hurley, and International Relations Manager at the same institute, Ms Linsey Simkin this morning, 7th July 2022 visited the College of Natural Sciences, (CoNAS) to establish potential areas for collaboration. They held meetings with the Principal and Head, Department of Physics. They also interacted with staff from the Department of Physics and paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Prof. Umar Kakumba. In his remarks, Prof. Kakumba emphasized the importance of partnerships, noting that the “much feared” subject of Physics requires a lot of capacity building. “Management welcomes strategic partnerships and we are committed to support the process of establishing collaboration between IOP and CoNAS,” he noted.
The visitors toured some facilities at the Department of Physics and will continue engaging the College Management on potential areas of collaboration.
The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland, with an active role in promoting co-operation in physics around the world. The Institute’s ambitious strategy sets out to transform the physics landscape for the UK and Ireland, and ensure a thriving physics ecosystem that will contribute to innovation, discovery, research, growth and debate in the UK, Ireland and beyond. Details on IOP at: www.iop.org