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TAUZ/Zambia Army Confer

… Prof. Poddar says the collaboration has the potential to spur innovation and development across key areas such as medical research, engineering, IT, and strategic studies

By Francis Maingaila
Lusaka, Zambia24 (15-05-2024)

Texila American University Zambia and the Zambia Army recently joined forces in a pivotal research collaboration, aiming to foster cooperation between the academic and military sectors.

The event, marked by insightful discussions, sought to integrate expertise from both institutions to drive mutual advancement.

Prof. Ajay Poddar, Vice Chancellor of Texila American University Zambia, highlighted its potential to spur innovation and development across key areas such as medical research, engineering, IT, and strategic studies.

“We are excited about collaborating with the Zambia Army,” Prof. Poddar remarked, emphasizing the university’s commitment to fostering partnerships that advance both academic and practical knowledge.

Dr. Balamurugan Easwaran, Deputy Vice Chancellor, underscored the university’s dedication to tackling real-world challenges through research.

He noted that the collaboration with the Zambia Army would enable Texila American University Zambia to leverage its academic strengths and make significant contributions to national development.

Col. Lufwendo Kabukabu, Zambia Army’s Deputy Director General for Research and Development, emphasized the Army’s commitment to supporting educational endeavors and integrating military resources with academic research.

He highlighted the goal of creating a synergistic relationship that enhances the capabilities of both sectors and contributes to research initiatives with a profound impact on society.

Lt. Col. Hartson Kandela, Zambia Army’s Director of Research and Innovation, emphasized that the collaboration with Texila American University Zambia represents a significant step towards achieving shared goals and driving forward innovative solutions to enhance strategic capabilities.

The collaborative efforts between Texila American University Zambia and the Zambia Army signify a promising partnership poised to yield tangible benefits in research, innovation, and national development.

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