China-Pakistan Higher Education research institute established

Observer Report

The 4th Exchange Mechanism Conference of CPEC Consortium of Universities has been held.

The Conference was held simultaneously through online and on-site modes at Peking University, Beijing and National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad.

Shafqat Mahmood, Minister for Federal Education; Mr. Du Yubo, President, China Association of Higher Education; Prof. Qiu Shuiping, Secretary of the CPC Committee and Chair of the University Council, Peking University; Dr. Shaista Sohail, Executive Director, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan; Mr. Nong Rong, Ambassador of China; and Mr. Moin ul Haque, Ambassador of Pakistan to China, attended the Conference along with other dignitaries.

The CPEC Consortium of Universities was established in 2017 with 19 (10 Pakistani and 9 Chinese) universities.

Currently, the membership of the Consortium stands at 83 (61 Pakistani and 22 Chinese) universities.

The Consortium’s rapid progress marks a renewed beginning of educational cooperation leading to industrial, business, infrastructural, cultural and socio-economic cooperation between the two brotherly countries of China and Pakistan.

During the Conference, China-Pakistan Higher Education Research Institute was also established.

The Institute will further facilitate higher education research in both the countries focusing on mutual priority areas of scientific, economic, agricultural, educational and socio-economic development under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The Annual Development Reports of 2019-20 were also presented on the occasion by the respective Chinese and Pakistani Secretariats of the Consortium. Goals and targets for the next were also outline.

During the Conference, parallel thematic sessions were also held covering various areas of mutual cooperation, including Promotion of Collaborative Research; Curriculum Designing; Instructional Content and Assessment Methodologies; Teaching Reform and Talents Training; and CPEC-related Industrial, Agricultural, Energy and Educational Cooperation.

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