Media Development Trust (MDT) and FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to work together for mainstreaming research in Pakistan.
The ceremony was held at FAST where the varsity’s School of Management Department Head Adil Amin Kazi and Media Development Trust President and Mishal Pakistan CEO Amir Jahangir signed the agreement.
According to the MoU, both organisations would work towards industry-academia collaboration to create research opportunities for students and faculty in the media.
The MoU will encourage excellence in research by awarding ‘Trust Gold Medals’ every year for students of Business Administration and Management Sciences who achieve first positions in the Bachelors and Masters programmes.
Jahangir said they are working to bridge the gap between academic research and industry practices.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th,2014.