Higher Education

Pakistan to invest billions to establish universities

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The Central Development Working Party (CWDP) of Pakistan is likely to recommend and take up 40 developmental projects worth billions of rupees in 10 sectors at a meeting including education, governance, physical planning and housing, information technology, transport and communication, nutrition, water resources, higher education commission, science and technology and energy.

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is working on four projects relating to the establishment of engineering universities. The first project is the establishment of a university of engineering science and technology Pakistan (UEST) in collaboration with China, worth Rs 49.120 billion. The second project is the establishment of a UEST in collaboration with Germany worth Rs 51.024 billion. Two other universities are to be established in collaboration with Austria and Italy. The costs of these projects are Rs 49.894 billion and Rs 47.648 billion respectively. Other projects in this sector include upgrading and extending the PINSTECH Laboratories (Phase-II), worth Rs 1.862 billion.

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