Lahore: Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) has initiated a process to develop joint ventures between Pakistan and China in the field of higher education.
Prospects of developing joint degree programmes in Business, Information Technology and Chinese language were discussed in a meeting of the Jiangsu Chamber of Commerce and Industry held under aegis of the PCJCCI with University of Management and Technology (UMT) at UMT main campus here Friday.
Mr. Wang Guogui, Supervising President Jiangsu Chamber led the Chinese delegation while Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad, Rector UMT along with his team attended the meeting from UMT side.
Salahuddin Hanif, Secretary General, PCJCCI was also present.
Mr. Guogui offered Chinese expertise and information technology support to the education institutes in Pakistan.
He was confident that bilateral collaboration in the fields of higher education could produce graduates of international standards in Pakistan, which could not only serve Pakistan, but also play significant role in the international business activities.
Earlier Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad, Rector UMT delivered address of welcome in honour of the Chinese delegation and apprised them about the University’s ambits of operation.
He invited Chinese entrepreneurs dealing in education centre to evolve joint venture for higher education programmes in business administration, Chinese language and the software development, and offered to allocate an exclusive area of land in UMT vicinity forthis purpose.
The Jiangsu Chamber’s delegation is also going to hold meeting with senior officials of the Higher Education Commission, Punjab to discuss possibilities of collaboration at government level in the field of higher education.
Meanwhile, President PCJCCI Shah Faisal Afridi termed the current visit of Chinese trade delegation highly useful for bilateral trade and investment relations.
He hoped the visit would lead to some concrete joint projects in the fields of construction, steel industry and the higher education.
He assured of making regular follow up to bring the proposals on ground.