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NUST becomes member of Standing Council of Belt and Road Aerospace Innovation Alliance (BRAIA)
The “Belt and Road” Aerospace Innovation Alliance (BRAIA) is an international organisation, formed by universities, research institutes, and academic organisations, mainly in the aerospace field. It is initiated by Northwestern Polytechnical University, China and Chinese Society of Astronautics. The alliance was officially established in Xi’an, in April 2017. Currently it comprises of 51 members including USA, UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Algeria, Egypt, Ukraine, Russia, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Australia.

 

NUST is the founding member of BRAIA and part of General Council meeting. The decision making framework of BRAIA has been modelled on the United Nations, with a General Council & a smaller Standing Council. The standing council of 15 includes 6 non-Chinese members from among the 22 overseas members. Through active participation and contribution in various activities, NUST has been elected as a member of the standing council for 5 years; Barring Russia & China, NUST is the only Asian University in the council. This brings a great feather in the cap of NUST under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) collaborative framework. NUST intends to host a summer school on High Performance Computing in Aeronautics at Research Centre for Modelling & Simulation in Summer 2019. BRAIA permanent secretariat as well as members of the alliance highly appreciated and showed keen interest in participating the upcoming NUST summer school on “High Performance Computing in Aeronautics”. 

 



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