MDT, NUST sign MoU for research on media

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Media Development Trust (MDT) and the NUST have signed an MoU to develop initiatives for development, empowerment and research on media in Pakistan.

At the MoU signing ceremony, Media Development Trust President Amir Jahangir said that MDT is working with different academic institutions in the country to bridge the gap between academic research and industry practices.

“There is a gap between media practices and the theories being taught at our universities. We need to address this to improve the state of media in the country,” he said.

He further said that MDT and its strategic partners Mishal Pakistan, and Agahi, in collaboration with NUST would create capacity-building initiatives for the faculty and students through interactive workshops, seminars and research initiatives on specific sectors with a focus on media.

MDT and NUST would create a hybrid pool of resources for knowledge sharing. Ashfaque said that NUST is honoured to be a part of the industry academia collaboration with MDT and would make all possible efforts to make this initiative credible and objective.

The department offers a unique opportunity to combine innovation in media with the students in the mass communication field for joint research projects, engaging prominent media institutions and experts of national and international repute.

NUST Department of Mass Communication Chairman Zafar Iqbal said that NUST has been envisioned as a centre of excellence for promoting media and communication studies in the country.


Published in: Volume 05 Issue 19

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