From Jan. 22nd-26th, in order to push forward overseas educational program Punjab- Tianjin University of Technology in Pakistan, a delegation ofTCU visited Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The delegation, jointly with delegation from Tianjin University of Technology and Education, discussed further education affairs with Ministry of Industry and Commerce Investment of Punjab, Punjab Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority, Higher Education Committee of Punjab and Punjab- Tianjin University of Technology.
The delegation of TCU consists of representatives from International Cooperation Office, School of Architecture, School of Civil Engineering and some professional teachers. During the visit, delegation has discussed in detail the implementation and revision of collaboration agreements with Punjab- Tianjin University of Technology, the founding of a joint cooperation council, the development plan in the future, construction of new campus, construction of specialties and laboratories, exchange of faculties and students, teacher training in China,double degree program, and rotation and treatment of Chinese experts and teachers with Ministry of Industry and Commerce Investment of Punjab, Punjab Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority, Higher Education Committee of Punjab and Punjab- Tianjin University of Technology. The delegation also visited construction sites of the new campus. Two sides havereached many consensus in further strengthening collaboration with Punjab- Tianjin University of Technology. Besides, the delegation visited current campusof Punjab- Tianjin University of Technology and its laboratories and training rooms, and investigated management of education and teaching, construction ofspecialties and laboratories and teaching staff. The delegation also conveyed greetings to all the Chinese teachers working in Pakistan. This visit enjoys asplendid significance in concluding former experiences, solving presentproblems and expanding further cooperation programs.
The program of Punjab- Tianjin University of Technology is an undergraduate overseas education program supported by Tianjin Municipal Education Commission,Ministry of Industry and Commerce Investment of Punjab and Higher Education Committee of Punjab. The program is jointly organized by three Tianjin higher education institutions and Punjab Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority, aiming to serve the construction of Belt and Road and China- Pakistan Economic Corridor and to foster technical skilled talents adapted tolocal economic development demands. The university started enrollment in March,2018 in 7 specialties- Civil Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering,Automobile Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Costumes and Chinese. 484 students were admitted in the first year. 10 teachers were selected from 3 Tianjin higher education institutions to undertake teaching affairs and the construction of laboratories etc. These teachers received approval from localteachers and students.