Chinese varsities

Zhao Lijian, deputy chief of Mission at Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, has said that the Chinese varsities will facilitate the Pakistani students to acquire education in different fields in Chinese universities while addressing the certificate-awarding ceremony after inaugurating the Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA) at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology.

With the establishment of HAINA by Huawei, a Chinese organization and GIK Institute have consented to cooperate to build up a working relationship and bridge the information and communication technology knowledge and skills gap.

Through the HAINA program, Huawei and GIK Institute will cooperate to help the regional information and communication technology education, share information and make more openings.

The coordinated effort will offer the students a great opportunity and chance to take in the most recent industrial trends and technological advancement toward becoming Huawei certified in support of ensuing professions in the ICT business.

Zhao said that in 2010, the number of Pakistani students in Chinese universities was 5000 and it becomes double in numbers in 2016 with 22000 students. The Chinese universities are destination of various Pakistani students and their number is expected to rise further,” he added.

About China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he said that Pakistan and China focus on the framework of energy provision and upgrading the infrastructure. He said the rest of the areas of this project would soon be taken after. He said that under the CEPC industry, production and transport would be completed after the energy and infrastructure up gradation.

Jahangir Bashar rector GIK said that GIK Institute already had substantial academic connections with Chinese universities. We have signed MoUs with Northwestern Polytechnic University, and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics,” he said. “We need to do much more together, particularly in the context of the CPEC,”

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ghulam Abbas, director HAINA said that through the HAINA programme, we would be able to equipped students with skills and cut edge technology.

“It is a pride for the GIK Institute to be first among all newly selected HAINAs in Pakistan to complete the first batch of training,”

The ceremony was attended by Shamsul Mulk, president of Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan (SOPREST), Shakil Durrani, Executive Director SOPREST, Jahangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute, Prof Dr Jamilun Nabi, Pro-Rector (academic ), Ahsan Basir Sheikh, Pro-Rector (Admin and Finance), faculty members and students of GIK Institute.