Lahore, 30 May 2022 (TDI): The LUMS Office of International Affairs (OIA) in partnership with the French Embassy in Pakistan and the Alliance Francaise in Lahore hosted the ‘Building Internationalisation in Pakistan’ day-long event.

The event was held at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Panel discussions were on conducting research between Europe and Pakistan: methodological challenges, insights in research on civil service, and Sindhi nationalism.

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In 2021 LUMS proudly announced its partnership with Building Internationalisation (B-International). It is a project co-funded by the European Union (EU) under the Erasmus+ program.

It is aimed at providing staff at Pakistan universities with a framework through which to implement international strategies. Especially, that support the wide aims of the universities.

Also, it will provide the staff with knowledge as well as practical tools to implement international activities. Which supports the strategic aim of the wider Higher Education sector and the university.

As a result, the project is meant to observe traditional components of internationalization like mobility, TNE, and international research.

However, it will also incorporate more contemporary concepts. For example, the development of international campuses that explore the wide tapestry of international cultures.

Moreover, the institutional partners of the project within the EU include various institutions. Thus, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, the University of Bologna, and the University of Salamanca.

Whilst partners in Pakistan include LUMS, National University of Science and Technology, Comsats Institute of Information Technology, and Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design.

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It is a capacity-building project focused on multilateral partnerships between LUMS and partner countries in the EU that are eligible.p

It is specifically between the Uk, Pakistan, Italy, and Spain and is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

As the British Council in Pakistan is the Associate Partner for this project, the wider objective is for enhancing the capacity of Pakistan in higher education. Additionally, through providing tools that further enable it to engage internationally.

In 2017, the Delegation of French National Assembly Members visited LUMS and expressed appreciation for the purpose-built campus and the numerous facilities that LUMS provides for its students.

Likewise, they expressed their desire to form ties with LUMS. Above all, they acknowledged that the visit has encouraged the French delegates to start partnerships between LUMS as well as French higher education institutions.

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