Pakistani and American Universities Enter into New Academic Linkage

Washington, DC: The University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar and George Washington University have entered into a new academic linkage under which 25 teachers of UET Peshawar will be trained at MS and PhD levels at GWU, Washington.  Visits of senior professors of both universities will be arranged on reciprocal basis under the program. In addition, few joint research projects, common publications and seminars and conferences are also included in the agreement.
According to a news release, Muhammad Sarwar Khan who has recently been promoted to BPS-21, represented UET Peshawar while from George Washington University, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr.Donald R. Lehman, Executive Vice President and Treasurer, Mr. Louis H.Katz, and Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Dr. Timothy W. Tong signed the agreement. It was negotiated and finalized with the help of Dr. Muhammad Munir, President, Pakistani Americans Cultural and Educational Society (PACES).
A number of professors, doctors, scholars, media representatives, and Press Minister, Embassy of Pakistan, Akram Shaheedi attended the ceremony.  Dr. Munir, who played a key role in establishing a similar successful program between these universities during his posting as education counselor at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, will facilitate and coordinate implementation of the program until its completion.
He stated that PACES is negotiating some other proposals of academic linkages with American universities and was confident that these would be concluded soon.  
PACES’ current programs include establishment of academic linkages between Pakistani and American universities, provision of assistance to Pakistani students and scholars in admissions in American universities, arrangement of lectures of Pakistani-American professors at Pakistani universities and centers of higher learning, establishment and strengthening of educational institutions in remote and backward areas of Pakistan, and establishment of Urdu learning centers in the United States for children of Pakistani Americans.
Pakistani professors, who are teaching at American universities and are interested in delivering a lecture at the university of their choice in Pakistan, may contact Dr. Munir through e-mail: or call him at 571-594-9063.


Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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