Vice chancellor of UET, praised the initiative and stressed the importance of expanding the scope from internships to specialised jobs for postgraduate students.
Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor of UET, stated that UET is the only public sector engineering university with five laboratories and centres of excellence in data science, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and cyber security. He stated that collaboration with Afiniti Software Solutions would result in job creation as well as advancement in AI and computer software engineering research.
Afiniti Software Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., a world-leading applied artificial intelligence company, and the University of Engineering Technology (UET), Peshawar formed a partnership to organise internships, expos, guest lectures, and scholarships for UET undergraduate and postgraduate students.
In this regard, Dean Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr Amjid Ullah and Afiniti Assistant Manager Imran Khan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday in the presence of senior UET Peshawar officials.
Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, vice chancellor of UET, praised the initiative and stressed the importance of expanding the scope from internships to specialised jobs for postgraduate students.
Afiniti Solutions has operations in more than 20 countries, according to Imran Khan, and the primary goal of the memorandum of understanding is to promote local talent while supporting talented students in achieving their educational goals.
Dr. Hamid Ullah, Secretary of BOASAR, praised the initiative for providing a comprehensive training plan through outreach and internship programs. He stated that UET would contact Afiniti Software Solutions for students’ technical orientation.
Dr. Misbah Ullah, Treasurer of UET Peshawar, also urged Afiniti Solutions to sponsor postgraduate students working on AI-based research projects and to investigate the possibility of opening a laboratory at the National Center for Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Khizar Azam Khan, Director of ORIC, Dr. Nasru Minallah, Director of Media, Dr. Shamaila Farooq, and other senior officials were also present.
The collaboration with Afiniti Software Solutions will likely provide valuable opportunities for students and faculty at UET to work on real-world projects and gain practical experience, as well as contributing to the advancement of research in AI and computer software engineering.
The collaboration may also lead to the creation of new job opportunities in the field of AI and computer software engineering, which is a positive development for the university and the broader community.