MOU with Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
University of Central Punjab, Lahore, and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 07-01-2022 in the Board Room of A-Building at UCP.
On occasion, Dr. Nassar Ikram, Pro-Rector, UCP, and Prof. Dr. Nadeem ul Haq, VC, PIDE, were present to ink the MoU on behalf of their respective institutions. The leadership of UCP and PIDE, while signing the MoU, expressed their strong desire to strengthen university-industry linkages and to establish the Center for Research in Economics and Public Policy at UCP. Both institutions also agreed upon organizing joint conferences, research projects, faculty/student exchange programs, internship and employment opportunities for UCP students.
The other members that attended the signing ceremony were Dr. Arsalan Tariq Rana, HOD, Department of Economics; Dr. Athar Mansoor, Director ORIC; Mr. Muhammad Farooq, Faculty Industry Liaison Officer-FASS and Ms. Ume Farwa, Lecturer Economics.
UCP, as a leading university in the country, has recently embarked upon an empirical strategy to reduce the gap with the industry and enter into partnerships with various notable institutions. Moreover, PIDE has been working on Policymaking since 1957 and has a long and unique standing among policy