QUETTA, October 18: Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering, and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) will collaborate with Southeast University Nanjing, China, the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), and the Provincial Disaster Management Agency (PDMA) to drive research and innovation in disaster prevention for large-scale structures.
Dr Khalid Hafeez, the Vice Chancellor of BUITEMS, made this announcement here on Tuesday afternoon.
He maintained that the collaborative ende is expected to pool together a diverse range of expertise and insights from global experts.
He said BUITEMS has been designated to take the lead in establishing a cutting-edge “Smart Research Lab on Disaster Prevention for Mega Structures.”
Dr Hafeez highlighted that BUITEMS’ esteemed Faculty of Engineering would spearhead this pioneering initiative. “With their profound expertise and unwavering commitment, they are well-positioned to make invaluable contributions to this crucial research domain. Furthermore, various other faculties within BUITEMS will complement these research efforts, rendering this project genuinely interdisciplinary,” he mentioned.
The Vice Chancellor noted that BUITEMS stood as one of just five universities in Pakistan selected to establish this prestigious research laboratory.
He underlined that, alongside BUITEMS, the other four institutions granted this honor include the University of Science & Technology (NUST) Islamabad, the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar, and NED University Karachi.
Dr Hafeez acknowledged the tireless dedication of BUITEMS’ Deans, faculty members, and staff, emphasizing their pivotal role in reaching this remarkable milestone. Their hard work and commitment have been instrumental in the success of this laboratory, he added.
Dr Hafeez expressed optimism about BUITEMS’ future, highlighting the promising path ahead. “This journey is set to redefine the landscape of research and academia, marking a significant step forward in disaster prevention and structural safety,” he remarked.