DHUCP Delegation meets Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan
On February 26, 2019: DHUCP delegation comprising of; Prof. Shi Zhumei, Mr. Liu Bo, Prof. Manzoor Soomro and Mr. Khalil Raza held a meeting with Prof. G. Raza Bhatti Member Operation & Planning HEC and Dr Syed Sarfraz Ali Director General CPEC at the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. Prof. Shi shared the idea behind the “Digital B&R Double Hundred University Cooperation Program (DHUCP)” which aims to develop human resource capacity in digital technologies to achieve sustainable development under China’s One Belt and One Road cooperation program, including Pakistan. Prof. Bhatti appreciated the initiative and assured the visiting delegation that HEC would be willing to support DHUCP Program but sought the action plan and modalities, by engaging relevant agencies of the two countries. He further shared that HEC has established robust cooperation amongst a number of Chinese and Pakistani university through various scholarships. He also shared the information that Govt. of Pakistan through HEC has established six national centers of excellence in emerging futuristic technologies including one each in Big Data and AI. Thus those institutions could also be taken on board if possible. It was agreed in principle to keep HEC on board and in picture for success of the project in Pakistan.