President ECOSF visits the Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute
On January 28, 2021, President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro visited the Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Science and Technology (PAF IAST) which is located in Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa about 60 KMs from Islamabad in PaKISTAN. Prof. Dr. Nasir Khan, the Project Director of the Institute warmly welcomed Prof. Soomro and presented a detailed overview, vision and objectives of the PAF-IAST.
Prof. Nasir Khan shared that this institute is a collaborative public sector venture in partnership with premier Austrian and Chinese universities for academic excellence, technology transfer, and for developing a state-of-the-art technology park where new products for commercial use will be developed. The mission of this institute is to generate a pool of quality human resource in order to enhance the prosperity of Pakistan through developing a knowledge economy. It is important to mention that this Institute is the brainchild of Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman FRS, NI, HI, SI, TI Former Federal Minister and former Chairman of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, who currently serves as the Chairman of Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology as well as the Chairman Advisory Board of this institute.
Prof. Khan proudly shared that institute has a degree awarding charter its entire faculty is adequately trained at international universities with effective teaching and research methodologies, which will increasingly help students in broadening their academic excellence. He also shared that the students will get chance to study their last year degree program at international partner universities.
Later Prof. Soomro was shown around the campus, which is purpose-built and fully equipped with facilities, such as smart class rooms, high-tech labs, library, each faculty block has its own auditorium, and campus WiFi.