Published Date: Nov 15, 2013
UET Peshawar signs MoU with SDPI
The University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar and the
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad signed the
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote socio-economic development
of the country by engaging academia in policy formulation. The MoU was
signed by the Vice Chancellor and Chairman Higher Education Commission
(HEC), Syed Imtiaz H Gilani.
The MoU aimed at forging academic linkages, interdisciplinary
research and research collaborations to bring energy experts of UET,
Peshawar to the policy level so that recommendations could be proposed
to the Planning Commission, Ministry of Water and Power and Ministry of
Petroleum. "UET Peshawar in joint co-operation with the federal
government has led in building the first-ever National Seismic Building
Code in 2006, and National Electric Safety Code recently," Imtiaz said.
Dr Abdul Qaiyum said that having noticed the leading role played
by UET Peshawar in the Electrical engineering field and its emerging
role in 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 outcome of an initiative of UET
Office of Research Innovation and Commercialisation (ORIC) to engage
academia in public reforms and to solve energy problems for sustainable
development of the country.