University of Haripur signs MoU with Tech Valley

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STAFF REPORT ABBOTABAD: The University of Haripur (UoH) and Tech Valley Abbottabad, a private tech organisation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

UoH Vice Chancellor Dr Nasser Ali Khan, UoH Head of IT Department Muhammad Junaid, Tech Valley Abbottabad founders Umar Farooq and Abdullah Ijaz, activists and academics were in attendance on this occasion.

While briefing the participants about the MoU, Farooq said Tech Valley Abbottabad plans to hire over 1,000 interns from UoH, and arrange capacity-building sessions, expos and seminars for the students.

“Since Hazara Division is one of the largest beneficiaries of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)-an industrial revolution-this public-private partnership would improve industry-academia relations as well,” he said.

This joint initiative would support young innovators, entrepreneurs and designers to secure a place not only in local but also in international markets, Farooq added.

Tech Valley Abbottabad is a social enterprise working to promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

It has conducted various workshops, and capacity-building programmes on various learning opportunities.

The organisation has trained more than 200 students on freelancing from home so they can earn a livelihood that does not require much groundwork.


Published in: Volume 07 Issue 03

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