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Thursday, April 18, 2013

SSUET to collaborate with Spain’s Malaga University


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, and the University of Malaga, Spain, have agreed in principle to have collaboration between the two institutions for Masters and PhD programs besides exchange of students and faculty members in various disciplines of engineering.

The agreement was reached at a meeting held between Chancellor SSUET, Engr Adil Usman, and Dr Javier Poncela, a visiting Professor from the reputed Spanish Malaga University, at the SSUET on April 17.

The meeting was attended, among others, by the SSUET Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawaid Hasan Rizvi, Chairman Electronics Department, Prof Dr Bilal Alvi, Registrar Shah Mahmood H. Syed, Dr S M Makhdumi, Dean of Engineering, Dr Najeeb Ahmed, Associate Dean Engineering, Director QUE, Prof Zakaullah, Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Consultant, Yahya Waliullah, Director IT and Statistics, and Mohammad Aamir, Assistant Professor Electronics Engineering.

During the wide-ranging discussion Dr Javier sought collaboration between the two universities with the focus on research and development.

After having visited the facilities available at the SSUET he was of the opinion that collaboration between the two institutions will be of mutual benefit, particularly for PhD programmes and exchange of students and faculties. He also spoke about assessing the possibilities of undertaking joint research programmes.

In his remarks the SSUET Chancellor, Engr Adil Usman, stated that their university looked forward for the collaboration in higher engineering courses, Masters and PhD, observing  that they will soon evolve a system for working with the Malaga University.

The SSUET Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jawaid Rizvi, added that the university will welcome such collaboration as far as possible and would further discuss faculty exchange in particular as well as Masters and PhD programmes.

Registrar Shah Mahmood Hussain Syed informed the participants of the meeting that the SSUET already has collaboration with many US and UK universities and would like to have the same relationship with Malaga as well.

He said the two sided should identify some concrete steps to achieve the objective and sign MoU for the purpose and to make the collaboration effective.

Later, the two sides went into another session to discuss and sort out technical details for the proposed collaboration.On the occasion the Chancellor presented the SSUET’s traditional souvenir