European Union Funding to the National University of Technology (NUTECH)

European Union (EU) Erasmus + is an EU flagship funding program to support education and trainings. It is one of the most challenging international grants to win. In past, only a few Pakistani HEIs have secured this grant. NUTECH is pleased to announce that it has been granted this funding for a project titled “ICT Application for Sustainable Environmental Protection (ACTIVE)” led by Dr. Almas Anjum and Dr. Marium Jalal. The project will span over a period of 3 years and the total funding received is PKR 27 million. A consortium of 7 universities headed by the University of Malaga (Spain) is collaborating on this project, with each university responsible for one Work Package (WP). WP-3 is led by NUTECH with aim of Curriculum Development for the purposed Master’s Degree Program titled “MS in Sustainable Integration of Environmental Development with ICT” for addressing environmental problems using image processing, photonics, IoT, artificial Intelligence and all major forms of ICT. An ICT Center of Excellence for Climate Change will also be established at NUTECH which will serve as a benchmark for all future research in this domain. An online kick-off meeting was held from 23-25 Jan 2023 which was attended by NUTECH team headed by Dr. Almas Anjum (Dean of University) and all consortium members to discuss the future prospects of the project.