Microsoft Pakistan has collaborated with Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan to hunt a combined initiative for promoting the use of advanced Information Technology and Cloud computing solutions, in the education sector, pioneering and insightful initiative that includes a mega event organized every academic year, in major universities across the country.

‘Microsoft Academic Day’ has been organized a remote town in the north-western region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province at the University of Haripur.

Discussions on Education Transformation Agreement (ETA) between the two organizations, its impact, and role in the education landscape of Pakistan was part of the event. ETA helps the faculty & students remain up-to-date with the latest technological advancements, through technical trainings, workshops & seminars. Furthermore, Academic Day showcases the features of Microsoft Azure and its potential role in the Education industry.

Microsoft’s Cloud solution Office 365, due to its effective performance is a powerful platform used in Pakistan by more than 250,000 consumers.

Participants also discussed the Imagine Cup Microsoft’s leading technology competition and its winners for next year’s engagement plan and over the past 4 years.

Commitment of HEC and Microsoft to deliver advanced training and boot camps, along with the free distribution of pioneering software packages to universities across Pakistan was celebrated at the event. HEC has taken several ICT initiatives for advanced services to education and research communities of Pakistan.

Microsoft is investing $75 million globally to increase access to computer-science education and promote latest technologies and tools for students and particularly deprived communities.