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The Express Tribune

Published Date: Nov 15, 2013

Memorandum of understanding: Academia’s input sought to resolve energy crisis

University of Engineering & Technology (UET)
Peshawar and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) Islamabad
have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote
socio-economic development by engaging the academia in policy formation.

The MoU was signed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Vice
Chancellor and Chairman Syed Imtiaz H Gillani and SDPI Executive
Director Dr Abdul Qayum Soleri, according to a statement released on
Thursday. The agreement aims to forge academic linkages,
interdisciplinary research and research collaborations. The wider aim is
to bring in energy experts of UET for policy making so their
recommendations can be proposed to the planning commission, ministry of
water and power, and the ministry of petroleum.

Speaking on the occasion, Gillani said UET has made major
breakthroughs in earthquake and electrical engineering, adding it
cooperated with the federal government to build the first ever National
Seismic Building Code in 2006 and the National Electric Safety Code more
recently.

Qayum said having noticed the leading role played by the university
in the electrical engineering field and its emerging role in the future
by establishing the Centre of Advanced Studies in Energy, the university
would act as a regional hub for presenting solutions in the energy
sector.

"This joint venture is the outcome of an initiative of UET’s Office
of Research Innovation and Commercialisation (ORIC) to engage academia
in public reforms and solve energy problems for sustainable development
of the country," said Qayum.