The NUST (National University of Science and Technology) has partnered with Universitas Airlangga, a public university in Surabaya, Indonesia, for academic cooperation and community development.
A summit was headed by Rector NUST Engr Javed Mahmood Bukhari visited Surabaya, Indonesia on the invitation of Universitas Airlangga in order to explore more opportunities for collaboration.
However, the visit included participation in World Universities Association for Community Development (WUACD) and International Conference on Community Development.
Moreover, NUST signed a MoU(Memorandum of Understanding) with Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia, and became a member of WUACD on invitation from the consortium.
The ceremony for signature was held at Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya. The rectors of both the universities signed the MoU stated in a press release issued recently.
31 universities are in association with WUACD that would work in order to construct and develop cooperation and collaboration between its members.
Where the members includes universities from Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, India, Korea, Libya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey, and Timor Leste.
Several Rectors and Presidential bodies of different universities were present in the delegation. However, this is the second prestigious consortium NUST joined after Talloires Network in 2013. NUST will annually participate in the summit and report on community development initiatives.
A specific focus would be made on developing partnerships with the associated universities. The participating leaders of delegation showed goes for a strong partnership between the prestigious seats of learning in the different countries.