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NUST inks a partnership agreement with Tufail Group to enhance industry-academia linkages



NUST entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tufail Group, one of the leading Industrial Chemical Manufacturers of Pakistan, at the Group’s Headquarters in Karachi on June 24, 2021.

AVM Dr Rizwan Riaz SI(M), Pro-Rector for Research, Innovation, and Commercialisation represented NUST at the august occasion, and a warm welcome was extended by Mr Zubair Tufail and Mr Pervez Tufail, co-owners of Tufail Group, to the NUST team.

The MoU formalises the existing partnership with the Tufail Group on the NUST Endowment for Educational Development programme. This initiative is a nation-building strive of NUST to ensure that no student at the University leaves due to any financial constraints. With a 4% acceptance rate at NUST, as many as 61% of students hail from lower-middle-income strata of the society.

The MoU also envisaged a collaborative arrangement on Research & Development projects, Executive Training Programmes, Management Training Programmes, and other avenues of strengthening academia-industrial linkages. Pro-Rector appreciated the strong commitment of Tufail Group to support education for all segments of society. He further expressed that the excellence of NUST combined with the commitment of one of the country’s leading industrial groups can undoubtedly achieve greater feats in defining the future of our country.