Curricula Development and Capacity Building in Applied Computer Science for Pakistani Higher Education Institutions (CONNECT) is a partnership between Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway and Sukkur IBA University (SIBAU), Pakistan. CONNECT aims to enhance the quality of higher education in Pakistan through academic cooperation with Norway, launch a master program at the partner institute, and support mutual student mobility. The key objective of CONNECT is to create a national curriculum for Master’s Program in Applied Computer Science at SIBAU and to strengthen the existing research cooperation between the two institutes. Following are the sub-objectives of CONNECT
The expected outcomes of the planned activities of CONNECT are strengthening faculty-to-faculty ties between SIBAU and NTNU, offering international exposure to students and faculty members from both the institutions and launching of Master’s degree program in SIBAU. Moreover, the outcomes of dissemination and exploitation activities of CONNECT will increase the impact not only on the immediate participants and partners but also on Norway and Pakistan for years to come. The project includes 86 bilateral faculty/student exchanges including funding for six full Master’s degree in Applied Computer Science from NTNU Norway for Sukkur IBA University graduates.
Budget: 8.09mil NOK
Duration: 2022 - 2026
Partners: NTNU, SIBAU, Pakistan Embassy in Oslo, Norway
No. of Mobilities: 86
Funding Agency: NORPART - DIKU
NORPART - Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation. NORPART shall enhance the quality of higher education in Norway and selected partner countries in the Global South through academic cooperation and mutual student mobility. NORPART is developed on the basis of experience and models from other programmes that support institutional cooperation and mobility in higher education. The programme is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is administered by Diku - the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education.
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