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Yao Jing wants Tianjin-like tech university in Pakistan

China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, in a recent meeting with Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) chairman Mian Kashif Ashfaq in Islamabad, has offered that the Tianjin University will cooperate for the establishment of a technical university.

Established in 1895, the Tianjin University became one of the modern and largest multidisciplinary engineering universities in China, and now a national higher education institution under the Ministry of Education. The university boasts a strong team of professional and concurrent researchers.

There are five key laboratories, one national engineering research centre, two national promotion centres for scientific and technological achievements, seven engineering research and development centres and open laboratories at ministerial level. There are over 80 laboratories, 110 research institutes, 15 experimental research and engineering development centres.

Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said that the Punjab-Tianjin University of Technology and the Punjab University of Technology will also be set up in Lahore and Rawalpindi respectively. He said that the Punjab University of Technology will also be established in the Rasul area of Mandi Bahauddin. The chief minister said that Mir Chakar Khan Rind University of Technology will also be established Dera Ghazi Khan while an information technology institute is being established in Hafizabad. He said that the promotion of education is the priority agenda of the government.

Giving details of the Guru Nanak University project, he said that six billion rupees will be spent on the construction of the university which will be completed in three phases. The establishment of this university will not only benefit the local people but the Sikh community from across the globe will also study in this institution. Sardar Usman Buzdar said that the government has decided to set up eight universities and five institutes in Punjab during one year. Classes have already been started in some of the institutions; while work is in progress in other institutions. The University of North Punjab will be set up in Chakwal while the University of South Punjab will be established in Layyah district.

Similarly, the University of Mianwali, Thal University in Bhakar, Kohisar University in Murree, Women University of Rawalpindi and University of Taunsa will also be established by the government.

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