Bridging academia-industry gap: UET Peshawar and WSSP join hands

The National Institute of Urban Infrastructure Planning (NIUIP), University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar and Water Supply and Sanitation Services Company Peshawar signed a memorandum of understanding, aiming at to bridge the gap between academia and industry.

The MoU was signed by Professor Dr Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar and Khanzeb Khan, CEO WSSP during a ceremony held at Conference Hall of the university. Dean Faculty of Engineering UET Peshawar, Professor Dr Noor Muhammad, Registrar Dr Khizar Azam, Director NIUIP Dr Rashid Rehan, senior faculty members of WSSP officials were also present on the occasion.

According to the MoU, both UET Peshawar and WSSP will collaborate in encouraging direct contact and professional cooperation between their officials. NIUIP and WSSP will collaborate in Joint research activities including cooperation on data collection, analysis and sharing, professional consulting services, professional training courses by NIUIP for WSSP officials, promotion of post-graduate educational opportunities for the officials of WSSP, co-supervision by WSSP officials – when eligible under relevant UET rules of post-graduate students at the NIUIP, organising joint workshops, seminars, and symposia on mutually agreed themes, exchange of academic materials, publications, consultancy and commissioned study reports.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar Professor Dr Iftikhar Hussain termed the agreement as the landmark decision which would go a long way in creating a congenial environment for better, workable and professional relationship between academia and industry.