NUST and IBM Global University Program (GUP) Ink a unique collaborative MoU
NUST has entered a dynamic and profound partnership with IBM. This was made possible with the support of NUSTIAN USA, and the special efforts of alumni in IBM who were represented at the event by Dr Rashed Bhatti, class’94 CEME, lead ambassador for the programme at IBM Silicon Valley. On this august occasion, Rector NUST, Mr Javed Bukhari, expressed his sincere gratitude to Dr Naguib Attia, Vice-President, Global University Programs, for establishing a unique collaborative arrangement. The Pro-Rector (Research, Innovation & Commercialization), Dr Rizwan Riaz, also warmly appreciated the efforts of IBM Academic Ambassador to NUST, Dr Rashed Bhatti, who is the Chief Data Scientist and Program Director of IBM Public Cloud.
Being an internationally ranked (#358, QS Ranking) University that is at par with the leading science & technology universities of the world, NUST was a natural partner for this innovative initiative. The MOU served to ink the strong working relationship of NUST & IBM in the areas of skills, curriculum development, and research (relevant to Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Quantum, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Internet of Things and Design Thinking), among others. Under the umbrella of this all-out partnership, IBM Global University Programs and NUST will collaborate in multiple thematic areas through different IBM initiatives including; Research Innovation through IBM Academic Initiative; Global Collaboration; Skills and Recruiting through IBM Skills Academy; and IBM University Awards.
Hosting 133 academic programs in 40 key multidisciplinary areas, NUST’s partnership will further capacitate the existing strength of the University in building a workforce prepared to tackle technologies of the future, thereby, aligning with IBM’s Global Ecosystem that spreads across 170 countries.
The Pro-Rector RIC further expressed that NUST intends to harness a collaborative model for this partnership where the National Centre of Artificial Intelligence and the National Centre of Robotics & Animations, along with the supercomputing facility at Research Centre for Modelling & Simulation, will enable greater synergy.