LAHORE: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between industry and academia for cooperation in research and innovation to equip students with professional skills.
Under the agreement, universities and industry will undertake research and development initiatives at the well-equipped testing facilities of the institute’s Polymer and Process Engineering faculty. This partnership will allow quantitative advances in the PVC production process and quality in the industrial unit. It will also improve the knowledge base and availability of technical experts for technical-commercial functions in the industry.
Through these facilities, the industry can also provide technical and management advice to manufacturers of finished PVC products for optimized performance and innovative solutions.
For UET students and faculty development, industry will also support students with UET final-year pragmatic projects to develop its curriculum, including topics specific to polymer industries to ensure its alignment with industry needs.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the prestigious University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore and Engro Polymer & Chemicals (EPCL) to strengthen links between industry and academia through development cooperation student professional.
The MoU was signed by Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar (VC, UET Lahore) and Jahangir Piracha (CEO of EPCL) and representatives of Pakistan Chemical Manufacturers Association Haroon Ali Khan (Vice- Senior Chairman) and Abrar Ahmed (Vice Chairman).