NUST and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) inked MoU in the areas of collaboration, including student & faculty exchange, joint research, and intellectual property training leading to technology transfer.
MoU signing ceremony held at the Prime Minister House as a part of Turkish President H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ongoing visit to Pakistan.
Rector NUST Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd) and President TAI Prof Dr Temil Kotil signed the MoU respectively. Respected Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and President of the Republic of Turkey H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan were present in the ceremony along with other dignitaries included Federal Minister for Science & Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, prominent functionaries of the Government of Pakistan, and a good number of Turkish industrialists who are accompanying the Turkish President on his visit.
The MoU entails a multi-strand engagement between NUST and TAI, the latter being an industrial giant within the Defence Aviation sector. The areas of collaboration include Student & Faculty Exchange, Joint Research, and property Training resulting in technology transfer.
TAI was established by Turkish and US partners in 1984 for a period of 25 years with the aim to realize the manufacture, systems integration and flight tests of F-16 that would be delivered to TurAF.
TAI has already established its Pakistan Office at the National Science & Technology Park (NSTP), recently inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Pakistan at NUST, Islamabad.