PESHAWAR: A master’s programme in electricity energy system engineering will begin at University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar from the fall semester, stated a press release on Monday.
According to the document, the decision was announced during an orientation event by Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani.
“The two-year programme will be initiated by US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E),” the statement quoted him as saying. “The Centre has also offered needs-based scholarships to 21 eligible students coming from underprivileged families of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.”
According to the statement, Gilani said the students’ capabilities combined with the support provided by USAID would help them become leaders in the energy sector.
“The governments of Pakistan and US through the HEC have partnered to form USPCAS-E in four Pakistani and three US universities to assist in the development of various sectors,” the statement quoted him saying. “The initiative also encourages and empowers women engineers and researchers to participate in academic programmes and applied research to solve Pakistan’s energy related problems.”
The initiative is funded by USAID and brings together UET Peshawar, National University of Science and Technology, and US partner university Arizona State University.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2015.