March 11, 2019
National University of Technology (NUTECH) hosted representatives from The University of Utah. Recognized as a Top-Tier 1 research university, the UU continues to develop ground breaking research on local, national and international levels. In addition to the diverse research portfolio, the institution is also a catalyst for growth in technology and innovation, creating over 280 spin-out companies from the university's inventions and technologies. The University of Utah delegation visit to NUTECH is the continuation of their efforts to achieve global research partnerships with strategic partners like NUTECH. While on the NUTECH campus, the representatives participated in detailed briefings and discussions to endorse the areas of mutual cooperation/collaboration identified on the basis of their previous visit to NUTECH in December 2018. They also discussed a plan-of-action for future collaboration such as integrated water management technology degree program, exchange of sandwich program, curriculum development and reforms, faculty training and internship programs. At the end, Rector thanked the honorable guests with the hope of strengthening this partnership in the coming days.
March 08, 2019
NUTECH first independent activity project (IAP) week planned during semester break was completed on 8th March, 2019. It was a four-week activity period during which students were encouraged to set their own educational agendas, pursue independent projects and interact with faculty. All members of the NUTECH community including faculty were free to introduce innovative educational experiments as IAP activities with the aim at sharing a particular talent, expertise or interest with others at the university. During these four weeks, each student did one creative, one industrial and one non-graded project. Rector NUTECH visited different projects stalls and interacted with the students. He appreciated the effort of students in attainting such wonderful achievements within four weeks of IAP. He praised the student's projects and encouraged them to polish and pursue them as their final degree projects. At the end, Rector distributed the prizes to the best student's projects.
IAP was conducted with a larger aim to ensure that students are not intellectually confined to their particular technology areas. Students underwent cross training, working on projects which were based on core concepts from technologies offered by other departments. This knowledge base will go a long way, contributing positively in their careers as future technology leaders and entrepreneurs. The NUTECH provided all possible material, technical, intellectual and financial support to their students to enable them to work freely, confidently and independently on the project activities of their choice.
March 07, 2019
Chairman Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) alongwith his team and Chairman Distinguished Innovation Collaboration and Entrepreneurship (DICE) foundation, USA Dr. Khursheed Qureshi and President Dr. Saeed Ellahi visited NUTECH. Registrar gave meticulous briefing on vision, mission and education system of NUTECH. Dr. Khursheed briefed about the DICE foundation vision and how they are collaborating with different academia, industry and Government institutions across Pakistan since 2007. The agenda is to bring prosperity to Pakistan through innovation, entrepreneurship and local product development. He also gave details about several innovation platforms they are investing in, such as automotive, energy & water, health, textile, information & enabling technology, agriculture & food sciences and creative art & media. Mutual collaboration strategies related to automobile sector were discussed in detail. NUTECH, HIT and DICE agreed on mutual collaboration for innovations and technologies, share knowledge for the rapid development of innovative products, necessary for the country's socio - economic development.
March 07, 2019
Digital transformation and technology expert, Mr. Adnan Shahid, chief executive officer (CEO) of TPL Maps company visited NUTECH on 7th March, 2019. He shared his experience of studying at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his entrepreneurship experience with students, faculty and supporting staff. He delivered lecture on "The Power of Where - Building Location Based Services for Digital Pakistan". The purpose of such event during student's independent activity period (IAP) was to mentor NUTECH young minds and challenge them to draw inspiration through which they should be able to make a difference in terms of innovation and entrepreneurship.
March 06, 2019
Syed Nadeem Gohar, director of Pak- Swizz Training Center Karachi, visited NUTECH on 6th march, 2019. He briefed about Pak-Swizz Training Center diploma and short professional courses offered to the students. Pak-Swizz Training Center delegates showed interest in affiliating with NUTECH and discussed the support required to upgrade their training center educational system for enhancement of student technical skills and trainings. In the future, NUTECH hopes to affiliate Pak-Swiss Training Center (PSTC) as pilot project under its umbrella and will support them in enhancing their students' technical skills capabilities.
March 01, 2019
Mr Nadeem Mujtaba representative of FinTech group visited NUTECH and shared the business idea about digital export initiative with NUTECH. He discussed about how to leverage the digital opportunity key operational initiatives by giving detailed briefing about skills supplier ecosystem. The discussion encompassed technology categories for skills enhancement, limitations of Pakistan's tertiary education system, skills delivery mechanism risks and mitigation, national campaign to reposition tech profession and financing and revenue generation infrastructure. At the end, Rector presented souvenir to respected guest.