Pakistan-Austria University to be established
ISLAMABAD, Oct 12: The Pakistan-Austria University (PAU) is being
established in collaboration with a consortium of Austrian universities
coordinated by the Asean-Europoean Academic University Network of Austria said a
press release on Thursday.
Technical University Vienna is the leading
university in the consortium. Prof. Dr Atta ur Rehman held a meeting with Dr
Johannes Helene Minister for Science and Research of the Republic of Austria in
Vienna to finalize the establishment of Pak Austria university in
General Pervaiz Musharraf performed the foundation stone laying
ceremony on 18th November 2006, in the presence of an Austrian delegation headed
by Dr. Elizabeth Gehrer, then Austrian Minister for Education, Technology and
Culture. To start the MSc classes in 2008, the government has transferred the
old Lahore Airport building to Higher Education Commission Islamabad, which will
be a temporary arrangement.
The PAU site is located in Phase VII of Defence
Housing Authority (DHA) Lahore, and is about 21 km from the city centre on Burki
Road. DHA has provided 130 acres of land for the university free of cost to the
The graduates of the university will cover a wide spectrum of
national needs from research and development to product development and
manufacture. An integral part of UESTP will be establishment of a Technology
Park and Business Incubation Centre.
The university will have the six
schools including Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering &
Mechatronics, Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Biotechnology including Health
Biotechnology, Industrial Engineering and Basic Sciences The Nation
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