The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is also bringing deeper linkages between the Pakistani and Chinese educational sectors. Two premiere universities from both countries, IBA and Shanghai University from Pakistan and China respectively, have joined their hands.
Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, Dean & Director IBA and Dr. Nasir Afghan, Assistant Professor & Director MBA Program IBA, participated in ‘The 2nd Belt and Road Initiative University Presidents’ Forum’ at Shanghai University.
Focusing on the theme, ‘Innovative Talent Development in University’, the forum brought together eminent educationists and academics from the countries across the proposed belt; providing an excellent platform to exchange insights and to encourage collaboration on agendas, such as university development and innovative talent development.
During the visit, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, on behalf of IBA Karachi signed an MoU with Prof. Jin Donghan, President Shanghai University China, to collaboratively offer a “Master of Finance” program between IBA Karachi and Shanghai University China.
About Shanghai University
Shanghai University is one of the top 40 Chinese universities. It also ranks amongst the top 100 Asian universities and a member of China Project 211 Universities.
Founded in 1922, SHU is a university with honored traditions. The university is famous for the diverse outlook of its students, and its role in pioneering research. SHU is very much like the City of Shanghai itself: a large, multicultural community with tremendous opportunities and resources.
And, like Shanghai, it has been growing at a rapid pace over the past 2 decades, where the staff and students are provided with state-of-the-arts facilities to pursue their own academic and research path.