HEC promoting links between varsities, industry
ISLAMABAD, Sept 30: With the aim of generating human capital and economic
activity, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is taking effective measures to
promote interaction between the universities and the industry.
has initiated several measures for enhancing the collaboration between academia
and the industry with a particular focus on the improvement of education that
caters to the needs of local people," an official of the commission said here on
He said universities the world over served as local resource
centres providing training and support to industries along with trained
With the spirit of entrepreneurship, these academic
institutions can change the economic destiny of the country and the region, he
The official said it was imperative to enhance the quality and
level of research being conducted at the higher education institutions to
promote linkage between the academia and the industry.
The HEC will
ensure that research activities at the universities are relevant to local
industrial and social needs and able to enhance the regional and local
competitive advantage, he said.
The official said as a developing nation
with limited resources, Pakistan must focus on areas with direct relevance to
the socio-economic development of the country.
"It is also essential to
develop a culture of innovation where graduates focus on job creation, as
opposed to the traditional attitude of employment in the public sector," he
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