A tri-party Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI), National University of Technology – Pakistan (NUTECHPAK), and NED University of Engineering & Technology. The signing ceremony took place on Friday, August 25, 2023, and was graced by Prof. Dr. Fazal A. Khalid, SI, Rector of GIK Institute; Lieutenant General (R) Moazzam Ejaz, Rector of NUTECH; and Prof. Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodhi, Vice-Chancellor of NED University, who inked the MoU.
The collaboration aims to jointly advance academic, research, and development activities in line with local and global educational and research challenges. Further bolstered by the sponsorship of HEC and PEC, this alliance will focus on strengthening inter-provincial harmony, academic collaboration, and student and faculty exchanges. The three heads of the institutions recognized the value of student & faculty exchange and mutual development to benefit national interests.
Both parties have agreed to exchange scientific, academic, and technical information, identify opportunities for student and faculty exchanges, and cooperate in joint research and development in disciplines of mutual interest. Moreover, the agreement covers collaboration to conduct joint training, research centers, laboratory use, and collaborative initiatives in delivering courses and academic programs. The institutions will also collaborate to organize conferences, seminars, symposiums, and workshops. The MoU may be reviewed, amended, modified, or extended anytime by mutual written consent of the three parties.
In addition, the 2nd committee meeting on the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Excellence Award was held at GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, Swabi, on Friday, 25th of August, 2023.