HOSTED DELEGATE OF WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY, AUSTRALIA AT SERENA HOTEL, ISLAMABAD
A team of FUI officials hosted Prof. Dr. Amir Mahmood – Dean Business School, Western Sydney University, Australia for a fruitful collaborative meeting at Serena Hotel on February 02, 2023.
Director – Foundation University School of Science & Technology (FUSST), Registrar FUI, HOD Business Administration and Manager Accreditation & Collaboration represented FUI in the said meeting.
Both the parties showed keen interest in various collaborative activities including the following:
a. Students Exchange
b. Faculty Development Programmes (PhD)
c. Research Attachment
d. Progression Arrangement
e. Joint research collaboration
Later, Director FUSST presented FUI souvenir to Prof. Dr. Amir Mehmood as a goodwill gesture to commemorate this valued moment.
VISIT OF PROF. DR. TAHIR RASHID – ASSOCIATE PRO-VICE CHANCELLOR, INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP, UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD, UK TO FUI
Dr. Tahir Rashid – Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor, International Partnership, University of Salford, UK conducted an exploratory visit to FUI on February 02, 2023. Dr. Tahir Rashid has a fruitful meeting with Director FUSH, Director FUSST, Registrar FUI, GM Finance, Director QA & Manager Accreditation & Collaboration.
The said meeting provided a base line for engaging the two institutions into several beneficial collaborative avenues, including the following:
a. Articulation Agreements
b. Progression Arrangement
c. Online Collaboration
e. Students, Faculty Exchange, and Research Attachments
Dr. Tahir Rashid appreciated the hospitality of FUI. At the end, Maj. Gen. Imran Fazal HI(M), Retd – Director FUSH presented FUI Souvenir to Dr. Tahir Rashid as a token of remembrance.
Visit of TANG International Education Group at Foundation University College of Physical Therapy
A team of TANG Chinese International Education & Technology (Pvt.) Ltd, led by – Mr. Max Ma – CEO and accompanied by Mr. Zargham Abbas – Business Development Manager and Rashid Mehmood – Manager Academics & Operations visited Foundation University College of Physical Therapy on January 04, 2023.
The team were warmly received by Mr. Amir Sajjad Khan - Manager Accreditation & Collaboration, Dr. Wardah Ijaz Qazi, Undergraduate Programme (FUCP), Dr. Furqan Yaqoob – Postgraduate Programme and Dr. Muhammad Osama. Maj. Asif Zia (Retd) – Assistant Manager Admin (FUCP) was also present on the occasion. Dr. Muhammad Osama led the team in briefing about the premises of FUCP, various labs, FUCP library, classrooms and most importantly, various machines installed at FUCP for treatment of Physical Therapy patients.
The team also met with Prof. Dr. Furqan Ahmed Siddiqui - Dean FUCP, whereby CEO TANG discussed the working of TANG International and proposals of diploma and degree programmes at FUCP in collaboration with Chinese universities. Dean FUCP appreciated the gestures of TANG International in equipping Pakistani youth with necessary skills to excel in industry through collaborative diplomas and programmes between Pakistani and Chinese HEIs. On this occasion, Dean FUCP stated that FUI always welcome collaborative opportunities, beneficial for Pakistani students.
The visit ended with a group photo of Tang officials, Dean and faculty of FUCP and Manager Accreditation & Collaboration, FUI.
Outbound Faculty Exchange 2022 - Erasmus Plus International Credit Mobility Grant
Asst Prof. Wardah Ajaz Qazi ,HoD, undergraduate program FUCP, visited University of Hasselt (Hasselt), Belgium from 18th to 28th October, 2022. The visit was based on the faculty mobility grant of ERASMUS+ in the framework of academic collaboration. The main objective of the faculty mobility was to enhance the coordination and interaction amongst the institutes at faculty and student level.
MOU with Greenstar Social Marketing (G) Ltd
On Monday, October 24, 2022, The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) and Greenstar Social Marketing (GSM) joined hands to implement the youth awareness programme “Khud Ko Pehchaano” (funded by Punjab Population Innovation Fund (PPIF) and Population Welfare Department, Punjab. The “Khud Ko Pechnaano” project primarily aims at empowering youth with
- a. knowledge about their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
- b. skills to contribute towards the achievement of SDGs to eliminate maternal mortality, gender-based violence, and informed choices for birth spacing.
Maj. Gen. Nasir Dilawar Shah, HI(M), Retd – Rector FUI and Dr. Syed Aziz Ur Rab – CEO (GSM) inked the agreement. The Director FUSH, Pro-Rector FUSST, Registrar FUI, Director QA and Manager Accreditation & Collaboration represented team FUI. The Program Manager (Khud ko Pechaano) Project and City Manager (TCI-Pakistan) accompanied the CEO (GSM) on this memorable occasion. The Rector FUI lauded the efforts of GSM towards the development of Pakistan through family planning and family health solutions, and assured team GSM of full support of FUI towards the social cause. The CEO (GSM) appreciated the hospitality of FUI and the commitment of FUI leadership for extending their valued support. The CEO (GSM) presented a bouquet to the Rector FUI, likewise the Rector FUI presented FUI souvenir and memorabilia to team GSM. This was followed by a group photo to commemorate this special moment.
Recognition of Faculty Achievement – Prishtina International Summer University (PISU) at the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, Kosovo
Ms. Sara Siddique – Lecturer, Dept of Business Administration (FUSST) represented FUI in the 20th Pristina International Summer School (PISU 2022) organized by the University of Pristina for July 11-22, 2022. To commemorate this marvelous achievement, the Rector FUI presented a certificate of appreciation to Ms. Sara Siddique on October 06, 2022. Ms. Sara Siddique expressed her gratitude to the FUI management for the support extended in ensuring her participation in the PISU 2022 and committed to embed her learning experience in her teaching methodology. Director FUSH, Director FUSST, Registrar, Director ORIC, Director QA, GM Finance, Manager Admin & HR, Manager Research Management & Manager Accreditation & Collaboration was present on this occasion.
MOU Signed with Superior University, Lahore
On September 06, 2022, the Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) and the Superior University have entered into an MOU agreement to promote the academic, scientific and cultural cooperation in areas of mutual interest.
MOU Signed with Lahore Garrison University, Lahore
On September 05, 2022, the Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) and the Lahore Garrison University (LGU) entered into an MOU agreement to promote research, educational and technical exchange in areas of mutual interest.
MOU Signed with Management Excellence Pvt. Ltd, Islamabad
On August 19, 2022, the Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) and the Management Excellence Pvt. Ltd, Islamabad entered into an MOU agreement to foster quality education in the field of Aviation Management and Technology.
Faculty Exchange – Pristina International Summer University (PISU-2022)
Ms. Sara Siddique, Lecturer, Business Administration, FUSST represented FUI in the 20th edition of Pristina International Summer University (PISU-2022) organized by the University of Pristina “Hasan Pristina”, Kosovo on July 12-22, 2022. A detailed report of this event is accessible via this link.
Certificates And Prize Distribution Ceremony
On June 28, 2022, the Rector FUI, Faculty Members, and University Officials positing for a group photo with the FUMC students and position holders at the 2nd International Online Students Olympiad organized by S.D. Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University (KazNMU), Kazakhstan.
MOU Signed with The Enablers
On Thursday, June 23, 2022, the Foundation University Islamabad and The Enablers have entered into an MOU agreement to strengthen the Professional Development Centre (PDC) at Foundation University School of Science & Technology (FUSST).
Awareness Session on the Progression Arrangement Between the University of Bedfordshire (UOB) and FUI
On May 23, 2022, Mr. Liam Stott – International Recruitment Manager, UOB, UK visited FUI to conduct an awareness session on the Progression of FUI students to UOB. The session was attended by the students, their parents and Faculty Members of FUI.
MOU Signed with The Aga Khan University, Karachi
On May 31, 2022, the Foundation University Islamabad and The Aga Khan University have entered into an MOU agreement to foster academic and research collaboration.
MoU Signed with Marmara University, Turkiye
On March 25, 2022, the Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) Pakistan and the Maramara University, (Istanbul, Turkiye) have entered into an MOU agreement to foster academic and educational cooperation and mutual understanding between two academic institutions.
Visit Of FUI Officials to Bournemouth University, UK
Maj. Gen. Nasir Dilawar Shah, HI(M) (Retd) – Rector FUI accompanied by Maj. Gen. Prof. Dr. Imran Fazal, HI(M) (Retd) and Prof. Dr. Amir Gulzar – Register FUI visited Bournemouth University (BU), United Kingdom on March 8, 2022.
The purpose of this visit was to explore collaborative avenues in the fields of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy; Progression arrangement in the field of Management Sciences; Students and Faculty exchange initiatives; and join research in mutual disciplines.
FUI team appreciated the efforts of BU officials for the smooth conduct of this meeting as well as their contribution in keeping this partnership mutually beneficial for both institutions. In the end, the Rector FUI presented the souvenir to Dr. Alastair Morrison – Head of International Partnership, BU, UK and his colleagues. Dr. Alastair Morrison also presented BU mementos to FUI officials. This was followed by a group photo of FUI and BU officials
MoU Signed with Yeditepe University, Turkiye
On March 04, 2022, Foundation University Islamabad signed an MoU with Yeditepe University, Turkiye to promote academic cooperation in areas of mutual interest. Maj. Gen. Nasir Dilawar Shah HI(M) (Retd) - Rector FUI and Prof. Dr. Canan AYKUT BİNGÖL - Rector Yeditepe University inked the agreement in the Rectorate office of Yeditepe University on the 3rd Day of EURIE2022 Higher Education Summit. Registrar FUI and Senior officials of Yeditepe University were present at the occasion. Both the institutional heads presented Commemorative shields to each other and afterward posed for a group photo.
7th EURIE EURASIA Higher Education Summit – 2022
The 7th Hybrid Eurasian Higher Education Summit – EURIE 2022 was organized by the Istanbul Aydin University in partnership with Marmara University and Yeditepe University for March 2, 3 and 4, 2022. The event gathered Institutional heads from more than 150 universities across the globe for its In-person participation and FUI participated in the summit, through all the modes of participation it offered i.e. in-person, virtual and online exhibition.
The Rector FUI and Registrar FUI attended the ceremony in-person, had a meet up with officials from other universities and established academic linkages with Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkiye. Nominees from Faculty Members from Foundation University College of Physiotherapy, and Foundation University School of Science & Technology participated in the event for its virtual sessions.
Manager Accreditation & Collaboration (DQA) served as online exhibitor of FUI, ensured faculty’s virtual participation, and represented FUI in networking session of the Summit. A comprehensive report on FUI’s participation at EURIE2022 is accessible on this link.
MoU Signed with Pelican Tours
On January 05, 2022, Foundation University Islamabad and Pelican Tours signed an MOU agreement to foster and promote Industry-Academia linkage in the field of Tourism & Hospitality.
Membership Of FUI In The EURAS- Eurasian Universities Union
Foundation University Islamabad has become a Member of the EURAS- Eurasian Universities Union on Jan 05, 2022. This membership has paved the way for FUI to explore and create collaboration with other academic institutions in the Eurasian region.
Framework Cooperation Agreement with University of Barcelona, Spain
The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) Pakistan and the University of Barcelona (UB), Kingdom of Spain entered into a cooperative framework agreement (CFA) on Dec 20, 2021 to promote scientific, educational and technical exchange in areas of mutual interest
Renewed – MOU & Addendums to the MoU with Hasselt University, Belgium
On December 12, 2021, the MOU and addendums to the MOU with Uhasselt has been renewed for the Foundation University Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering & IT and also department ensure to continued partnership with Uhasselt.
MOU Signing with Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning (PILL)
On December 03, 2021, Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) and Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning (PILL) signed an MOU agreement to foster research, education, and mental and physical healthcare for the benefit of the community. On this occasion, the Rector FUI presented a souvenir to Prof. Dr. Zainab F Zadeh Representative of PILL.
Students' Experiences on Attending Istanbul Delightful 2021 Online Summer Exchange Program
On August 1 – 14, 2021, Five (5) students participated in the IAU Delightful Istanbul Online Summer School, four (4) of them successfully completed the course and received certificates of completion from IAU, FUI disbursed their registration Fee as a token of appreciation.
MOU Signed With Skyline University Nigeria (SUN), Kano State – Nigeria
An MOU was signed between Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) and Skyline University Nigeria (SUN), Kano State – Nigeria on July 27, 2021 to promote international friendship and support intercultural activities between students of Nigeria and Pakistan.
Certificates And Prize Distribution Ceremony
On July 16, 2021, the Department of Quality Assurance organized prize distribution ceremony for the participants and position holders of the 1st International Online Students' Olympiad organized by KazNMU. The Honorable Rector FUI distributed certificates and cash prizes amongst the participating students, position holders and faculty members.
MOU Signed with Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), I.R. Iran
An MOU was signed between Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) and Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), I.R. Iran on May 26, 2021 to promote academic, research & seminars on medical education.
MOU Signed with Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University (KazNMU), Kazakhstan
An MOU was signed between Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) and Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University (KazNMU), Kazakhstan on April 05, 2021 to promote academic, research & seminars on medical education
FUCD&H Signed an MOU with Islamic International Dental College & Hospital
On March 11, 2021, Foundation University College of Dentistry & Hospital (FUCD&H) and Islamic International Dental College & Hospital (IIDC&H), Riphah International University, signed an MOU agreement to enhance professional and educational links and opportunities.
MOU Signed with Jiangsu University, China
On March 08, 2021, Foundation University Islamabad has entered into a bilateral agreement with Jiangsu University, China to promote high-quality development of Belt & Road Cooperation.
MOU Signed with Kinnaird College for Women University (KCWU)
An MOU was signed between Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) and Kinnaird College for Women University (KCWU) on March 01, 2021 to promote academic, research & entrepreneurial activities.
Renewed – Letter of Intent Signed with Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey
On Feb 09, 2021, the FUI have renewed a Letter of Intent with Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey to promote the broad range of academic activities and administrative units.
MoU Signed with Belarusian State University of Informatics & Radioelectronics, Belarus
On Jan 27, 2021, Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), Pakistan and Belarusian State University of Radioelectronics and Informatics (BSUIR), Belarus joined hands to foster the promotion and understanding of high-quality professional education in the domain of Engineering and IT. This initiative has created ample opportunities for the Faculty, Staff and Students of both Universities.
Seminar on “Substance and Drug Abuse”
In accordance with an MoU signed with Anti Narcotic Force (ANF), department of Psychology, FURC arranged a lecture by the Force Commander ANF North Region Brig. Syed Mubasher Hassan Kazmi was delivered in the Seminar Hall of FURC on Feb 26, 2020. The lecture was very informative and conveyed a proper message to the students about the hazards and usage of drugs. The lecture was divided into 3 phases. In phase 1 the worthy speaker told about the type of addictive drugs are easily available. In phase 2, he explained how young students are trapped into this menace. And in the last Phase, the precautions to be taken against the drugs addiction were explained. Overall, the lecture was well taken by the students and it is expected that they will refrain and motivate others to be watchful from this overly spreading abuse in young people.
Letter of Interest Signed with Bournemouth University (BU), UK
FUI and Bournemouth University (BU), UK signed an agreement on March 11, 2020. The Letter of Interest will benefit the students and faculty of both the universities in the areas of academics FUI and Bournemouth University (BU), UK signed an agreement on March 11, 2020. The Letter of Interest will benefit the students and faculty of both the universities in the areas of academics .
MOU Signed with Naresuan University, Thailand
FUI and NU, Thailand signed an MOU on June 09, 2020, to cooperate in the areas of mutual interest in the domains of Management Sciences, Engineering & IT, Health Sciences, and Arts and Social Sciences.
MOU Signed with Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), Pakistan has signed an MoU with Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia on Sep 08, 2020 to enhance scientific, technical, and engineering competencies of students and faculty. The agreement aims at academic and research collaboration covering Faculty, Staff and Students Exchange as well as Joint Research and Academic Advocacy.
MOU Signed with Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University
An MOU was signed between Shifa College of Nursing, a Constituent College of Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad & Foundation University College of Nursing (FUCN) on Nov 24, 2020 to increase collaboration and cooperation for the promotion and professional education in Nursing. Dean Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shifa College of Nursing, Dr. Raisa Gul & Maj(R). Fouzia Jabeen, FUCN inked the MOU.
Letter of Intent Signed with Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey
On Feb 09, 2021, the FUI have signed a Letter of Intent with Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey to promote the broad range of academic activities and administrative units.
3+1 Progression Agreement Program
A group of 4 FUI students has participated under the 3+1 Progression Agreement program at University of Bedfordshire, UK on Fall 2019 session. The list of students is given below:
- • ALEEHA RIAZ - BSCP
- • RIDA ISRAR - BSCP
- • Fahad Nayyer Khan - BBA
- • Usman Awan - BBA
Addendum to MoU with Hasslet University, Belgium
A delegation from Hasselt University, Belgium visited Foundation University, Islamabad on Feb 20, 2019. Two Addendum to MoU have been signed in the disciplines of Engineering and IT and Rehabilitation Sciences to spur growth of institutions and to enhance the learning opportunities for students and faculty
MoU Signed with National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Rawalpindi
An MoU was signed on March 07, 2019, by Maj Gen Changez Dil Khan HI(M) (Retd), Rector FUI and Lt Gen Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed HI(M), Vice Chancellor NUMS.
MoU Signed with Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China
An MoU was signed between FUI and Beijing University of Technology China (BJUT) on March 11, 2019 at BJUT. The MoU was inked by Maj Gen Changez Dil Khan HI(M) (Retd), Rector FUI and Prof. Dr. Gonghui Liu, President BJUT.
MoU Signed with Hazara University (HU), Mansehra
Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) has an MOU signed with Hazara University, Mansehra (HU) on March 25, 2019. Rector FUI Maj Gen Changez Dil Khan (R) and VC Hazara University Mansehra Prof Dr Muhammad Idress inked the MoU. The purpose of MOU is to benefit students and faculty of both the universities by sharing each other’s expertise and resources. The key features of MOU are student and faculty exchange, launching of joint research projects, joint supervision, thesis evaluation and much more.
MoU Signed with Quality System International (QSI)
Ms. Asmat Parveen, In-Charge QEC at FUI and Mr. Imran Ahmad Rana, President of Quality Systems International (QSI) USA signed the MoU on April 04, 2019.
3+1 Progression Agreement Signed with University of Bedfordshire, UK
On May 13, 2019, the Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) has signed a 3+1 progression agreement with the University of Bedfordshire (UoB) whereby FUI students can complete their first three years of undergraduate study in Computing, Business or Psychology at FUI and proceed to the University of Bedfordshire for completion of their final year, gaining one of the following UK qualifications:
- • BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
- • BA (Hons) Business Administration (Top-up)
- • BSc (Hons) Psychology
The scheme allows our FUI students to have international exposure at a leading international university, along with gaining an international qualification, at an affordable cost, from the University of Bedfordshire which is duly recognized by HEC.
Participation of FUI Students in Summer Camp at University of Hasselt
A group of 10 students accompanying by two faculty members from Foundation University Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Islamabad attended summer camp at University of Hasselt (UHasselt), Belgium from Sep 4 – 14, 2019. The summer camp turned out to be very fruitful for students and faculty of FUIRS, the students learnt about European Education System, Advancements and emerging trends of research in field of Rehab Sciences. Faculty of FUIRS and UHasselt successfully developed a collaboration framework for future activities.
Summer School Culture Exchange Program at UOB, UK
A group of twelve (12) students along with two (2) faculty members attended the Annual cultural and Academic Exchange programme on Sep 16 – 20, 2019 at the UOB.
MoU Signed with National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad
An MOU was signed between FUI and NUST by the Rectors of both the universities on October 28, 2019. The MOU will benefit the students and faculty of both the universities in the areas of academics, research projects, seminars and training workshops, exchange of experts and will also contribute towards the enhancement of knowledge and expertise of faculty. Maj Gen Changez Dil Khan HI(M) (Retd), Rector FUI and Lt Gen Naweed Zaman HI(M) (Retd) Rector NUST signed the MoU.
MoU Signed with Anti-Narcotics Force
FUI signed an MoU with ANF on Nov 26, 2019, at FURC. This collaboration aims at contributing to the creation of a drug-free society through conducting intensive awareness programs for students regarding drug abuse with the help of ANF and providing internship to FUI students at Anti-Narcotics Force. Brig Syed Mubasher Hassan Force Commander ANF and Brig Dr Tanvir Akhtar (Retd) HOD Department of Psychology signed the MoU.
Participation of FUI Students in Summer Camp at the University of Bedfordshire, UK
On Feb 09, 2021, the FUI have signed a Letter of Intent with Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey to promote the broad range of academic activities and administrative units.
MoU Signed with National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad
FUI has joined hands with the National University of Modern Languages Islamabad (NUML) to develop academic and research cooperation and resource sharing for the faculty and students through signing an MoU on August 7, 2018 at NUML Islamabad.
MoU Signed with Hasselt University, Belgium
Foundation University Islamabad and the University of Hasselt, Belgium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 22, 2018. The purpose of the MoU is to foster academic and research linkage between the two universities through initiating activities regarding student and faculty exchange, joint research projects, joint PhD supervision, resource sharing and thesis evaluation.
FUIRS Visit to University of Hasselt
Senior representatives of Foundation University Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, including Principal FUMC, Maj Gen (Retd) Prof Dr. Akhtar Waheed, HI (M), Director FUIRS, Dr. Naureen Tassadaq, and Associate Dean FUIRS, Dr. Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi paid a formal visit to University of Hasselt from December 18 – 24, 2018 to discuss the potential areas of collaboration in terms of clinical, academic and research endeavours in the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences.
3+1 Progression Agreement Program
A group of 4 FUI students has participated under the 3+1 Progression Agreement program at University of Bedfordshire, UK on Fall 2018 session. The list of students is given below:
- • Ammad Javed - BBA
- • Danyal Bin Riaz - BBA
- • Muhammad Ahtisham - BBA
- • Syed Wajahat Ali Shah - BBA
MoU Signed with University of Bedfordshire, UK
Foundation University Islamabad and the University of Bedfordshire, UK have signed a Memorandum of Co-operation on July 30, 2015. The memorandum comprises collaboration in undergraduate studies, industrial design projects, and short duration camps.