NUML, ICCI sign MoU to promote industry-academia linkages

NUML, ICCI sign MoU to promote industry-academia linkages

National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost linkages between industry and academia and commence joint research initiatives to benefit the industrial sector.

The MoU was signed by ICCI President Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan and Pro-Rector, Research & Strategic Initiatives (R&SI) Dr. M. Zubair Iqbal, during a ceremony held at NUML University, Islamabad.

Fatma Azim, senior vice president, Abdul Rehman Khan, vice president ICCI, NUML Rector Maj General (r) Muhammad Jaffar HI(M), Director General NUML/Pro-Rector Planning and Resources Brig Muhammad Badr Malik, and others were also present at the event.

Both parties have settled to work together to create connections between industry and academia and promote research culture in industry to increase industrialization in the county and produce market-responsive graduates for the industry.

ICCI would also help in the job placement of NUML students in its member companies in addition to providing them internship opportunities in local industries.

ICCI President Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan while speaking at the event, stated that strong industry-academia linkages were significant to conduct research projects for the industry to facilitate producing value-added products to improve exports. He guaranteed that ICCI would collaborate with NUML in providing internships to its students and their job placement in the local industry.

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NUML Rector (r) Major General Muhammad Jaffar HI(M) in a meeting with ICCI President stated that it is time to familiarize the research culture in our industry.