With the grace of Allah Almighty, CIIT Abbottabad has become an internationally reputed institution in the higher education arena in Pakistan. Visit of International dignitaries is a regular feature in Abbottabad campus. On April 28, 2016 CIIT Abbottabad is highly fortunate to have German ambassador to Pakistan, H.E Frau Ina Lepel, and her delegation in our campus for exploring avenues for strengthening academic collaboration of CIIT with German academic institutions in the field of Research & Higher education.
Those accompanying the Ambassador included: Mr. Lars Bergmeyer, and Advisor German Desk at Principal Seat, Dr. Tariq Ur Rehman. Dr. Arshad Salim Bhatti, Dean Faculty of Sciences also attended the Seminar on “Focus on Germany”, and the meetings with the Ambassador.
Rector has commendably nominated Abbottabad campus as Germany-Pro campus. The Ambassador in her talk with the faculty, staff and students encouraged the students to explore various avenues in Germany for Education. She was impressed with the campus, it’s greenery and beautification and the students from various academic and provincial backgrounds. She was hopeful for fruitful meetings and looked forward to good collaborations with the CIIT system as well as CIIT Abbottabad campus.
Mr. Lars Bergmeyer gave a detailed presentation on the means and requirements of getting scholarships and funding opportunities in Germany. Mr. Lars emphasized that the education in Germany is not 100% in German language, there are a number of universities operating in Germany that are teaching in English language as well. His talk paved the path to different avenues for our young students to take benefit of the education and research opportunities offered by Germany, the fatherland for the Germans.
Dr. Tariq Ur Rehman told the audience that the title Focus on Germany did not mean that the Germany was focused here, rather CIIT in Pakistan was the focus of Germany and they wanted to collaborate with us in education endeavors.
At the end of the session, Prof. Dr. Khan Gul Jadoon and Dr. Rehana Rashid form Chemistry department presented the Kashmir Embroidered shawl to the Ambassador, and presented a campus souvenir to the guests.
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