Meaningful discussions held between the team of Lahore Knowledge Park Company (LKPC) and the delegation from Swansea University, UK at the company’s head office in Lahore on March 6, 2017. The delegation comprised of Head of Business School, Swansea University, Professor Marc Clement along with the university’s finance and international business consultants. The team of LKPC was represented by its Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and the members from Board of Directors. The meeting was also attended by Minister Higher Education, Punjab, Syed Raza Ali Gillani.
During the meeting, both parties deliberated in detail over the prospects of developing strategic partnership for knowledge transfer in Pakistan. Discussions particularly involved setting up the campus of Swansea University in Lahore Knowledge Park. To start with, the foreign varsity intends to offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in various unique and internationally recognized management and ICT disciplines. Management degree programs with specialization in entrepreneurship, e-commerce, data management, sustainable society, digital society, IT, health and well-being will be given priority to prepare graduates for 21st century.
The delegates were briefed in detail on the master plan of Lahore Knowledge Park (LKP) and its priority areas of intervention. Chairman LKPC, Lt. Gen. (Retd) Mohammad Akram Khan highlighted the endorsement of provincial government for the development of this iconic project. He further said that offering world class education to the country’s youth is the primary strategic commitment of Government of the Punjab. Both sides reiterated to work towards further refining the preliminary plans on fast track basis.
Lahore Knowledge Park is being developed as a mega-scale project on the lines of Stanford Research Park, USA. As the first science and technology park of the country, LKP is going to host international universities, R&D centers to facilitate applied research in the areas of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, ICT, Engineering Sciences, Media and Arts. The Park will host innovation hubs, business incubation centers, world-class convention facilities, residential areas, a mixed use central business district and other lifestyle amenities, making it a smart city fully in compliance with the global standards for quality living.
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