NUML, ICCI ink accord to promote industry-academia linkages

Staff Reporter

National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote industry-academia linkages.

After signing the MoU both the institutions will work together to promote research culture in industry to boost industrialization in the region and produce demand-driven graduates for the industry.

The MoU was signed by Pro Rector Research & Strategic Initiatives NUML Dr. Zubair Iqbal and President ICCI Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan in a ceremony held at NUML on Tuesday.

Rector NUML Major General Muhammad Jaffar HI (M) (Retd), Director General NUML/Pro-Rector Planning and Resources Brig Muhammad Badr Malik, Pro-Rector Academics Prof. Dr. Safeer Awan, Deans and Directors also witnessed the signing ceremony.

Rector NUML Major General Muhammad Jaffar HI (M) (Retd) during a meeting with President ICCI said that it is the time to introduce research culture in our industry.

Through research we can achieve the future demands of our industry and to attain this Academia-Industry linkage need to be strengthened.

He said that NUML can assist local industry in new developments and trends in businesses through research and Chamber can support NUML students by providing them chance to work practically in industry.

Rector NUML further said that NUML has established a dedicated block for display of industrial products and ICCI should cooperate in showcasing the potential of local industrial products through their display in that facility.

Speaking on the occasion President ICCI Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan said that thousands of industrial units are functioning in Islamabad which can facilitate the NUML students in their internships and projects.

He said that ICCI can provide job opportunities for business graduates in local industry.

He was of the view that this MOU will benefit both academia and industry and he ensured his full cooperation to the Rector NUML in this regard.