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Moot: HEC chief, foreign reps discuss collaboration

A delegation of Unesco International Centre for Higher Education Innovation (ICHEI), Weidong Cloud Education, and Huawei visited the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Secretariat and held a meeting with HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Executive Director Dr Arshad Ali, and other senior management officials.

ICHEI Director Li Ming, who headed the delegation, briefed the HEC chairman on the basic operations of the centre and shared the role of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in the promotion of higher education in China. He said ICHEI seeks to coordinate with international institutions in Asia, Africa and other countries for collaboration, adding that it also intends to develop collaboration with Pakistani universities in its projects.

Referring to SUSTech, he said it is a public sector university founded in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone of China that strives to produce interdisciplinary research, nurture innovative talents and deliver new knowledge to the world.

“SUSTech believes that curiosity drives learning and research, enabling the world to be a better place. The university recognises its responsibility to encourage entrepreneurial activities among its faculty and students. At present, there are around 200 faculty members and 2,100 undergraduate students, while SUSTech is recruiting its first cohort of graduate students in 2016,” he said.

Introducing Weidong Cloud Education (WCE), its CEO Wang Duanrui, said, “We aim to narrow education gap between countries and regions with an aim to boost education and technology for the benefit of the whole world.” He revealed that through strategic cooperation with Unesco, WCE synchronously delivers high-quality education resources to all Unesco member states and international and regional organisations to build and share education resources worldwide.

Source: The Express Tribune

Byline: News Desk

December 23, 2016

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