As part of its academic outreach drive, Lahore Knowledge Park Company (LKPC) held progressive discussions with the delegation from University of Lincoln, UK. Mr. David Cobham, Dean of Translational Education accompanied by Dr. Termit Kaur, Visiting Fellow at University of Lincoln met the team of LKPC at its Head Office in Lahore on March 20, 2017. Lahore Knowledge Park Company was represented by its Chairman, Gen Mohammad Akram and Chief Executive Officer, Ali Bahadur Qazi.
During the meeting, the delegates were briefed in detail on the master plan of Lahore Knowledge Park (LKP) and its priority areas. They were also apprised about the support from provincial government in terms of its strategic commitment towards the development of this iconic project. Chairman LKPC urged the delegates to put up a financially viable and self-sustainable proposal of setting-up a university campus at LKP. He further said that university has to bring in their knowledge capital in terms of their faculty and curricula alongside their accreditations.
Mr. David Cobham recognized LKP as the most suitable potential locale for University of Lincoln to setup its campus in Pakistan. University of Lincoln is ranked among the top 30 universities of UK and is offering multiple degree programs in the areas of Information and Communication Technology, Engineering and Life Sciences, Arts and Business. Initially, the university plans to offer degree programs in Data Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Mechatronics and Robotics as part of LKP. Both sides reaffirmed to take forward the discussions to the pertinent governing bodies in order to lay off mutually feasible and self-sustainable models of service delivery. The discussions were followed by a visit to the site of Lahore Knowledge Park. Lahore Knowledge Park is being developed as a mega-scale project on the lines of Stanford Research Park, USA.