A two-member delegation from the Swiss National Assembly, Mr. Thomas Kolly, Swiss Ambassador and Mr. Ajwat Arslan his advisor visited Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The delegation was welcomed by Prof. Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, LUMS.
Dr. Ahmad briefed the delegation about LUMS, its five Schools and the programmes it offers. The introduction was followed by a general discussion on promoting awareness of the Swiss higher education system and future academic collaborations that could be explored at the institutional level among the Pakistani and Swiss universities.
Representatives of the Marketing and Communications Office, Ms. Minhal Sheikh and Mr. Sharjeel Muazzam took the delegation for a campus tour which included the Moot Court at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law, the LUMS Sports Complex and the National Incubation Centre (NIC) housed at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering.
The delegation appreciated the purpose-built campus and the various facilities that LUMS provides to its students. They expressed their eagerness to establish ties with LUMS and said that this visit has encouraged the Swiss Ambassador to initiate partnerships between LUMS and Swiss higher education institutions.
Moreover, different initiatives, like financial investments and academic partnerships including student exchange programmes were discussed to strenghthen and enhance relationship with eachother.