Pak-China University in Lahore

ISLAMABAD, Jul 20: Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman has said the students passing out from Pak-China University in Lahore would get degrees from the top Chinese varsities.

He was addressing a function held in his honour in Beijing, China.The function was attended by Vice-Minister Wu Qidi, high officials of Chinese Ministry of Education, Pakistan Ambassador to China Salman Bashir and a large number of Pakistani students who came here for their PhD degree.

Giving salient features of the project, Dr. Atta said that there will be a technology park that will be linked to the university.

Dr. Atta, who is currently on a visit to China, pointed out that the Chinese industries will also come to Pakistan and they would establish their regional R&D centers in the fields of information technology, telecommunications and related to various other sectors in science and engineering.

He said that HEC is already sending a large number of students to China for training and at present there were 164 students and in the next three years six hundred students would be sent to China for doing PhDs in different disciplines and most of them would be absorbed in the new university.

Dr. Atta said that we sought the Chinese help in the designing and architecture as well as construction of the University so that it reflects the Chinese as well as Pakistani traditions.

Dr. Atta said Pakistan today offers very attractive salary to a professor.

He said reason behind offering such an attractive salaries is that we want to attract the brightest into the fields of education and research.

He said now Pakistani students have access to some 25000 international journals, plus back volumes, and 40,000 textbooks, free of charge to every student in every university in Pakistan.

The students, he said have also access to lectures being delivered live and interactive session with professor and scientists from renowned universities in the world and added that 2000 such lectures have been lined-up.

He said now we have our satellite through which we are also providing distance-learning education. App



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