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09.05.2016

New cooperation with the Beaconhouse National University in Pakistan

With the new cooperation between TU Ilmenau and the Beaconhouse National University in Pakistan, student exchanges between the two universities will be possible in the future.

Faculty members of both universities met to sign the cooperation (Photo: BNU)

On February 12th 2016, the agreement of the academic cooperation between the Beaconhouse National University (BNU) and the Technical University of Ilmenau (TUI) was solemnly signed in the historic city of Lahore, Pakistan. The collaboration aims to strengthen the academic exchanges between the two universities, to broaden their educational knowledge, and to beef up the cultural cooperation between them.

Present on the occasion were the Vice-Chancellor of BNU, Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar, the Dean of the School of Media and Communication, Dr. Prof Taimur ul Hassan, Faculty member from the Ilmenau Department of Empirical Media Research and Political Communication, Waqas Ejaz, the Registrar of BNU, Nadeem Baig, the Director of Student Affairs & External Relation, Zaeem Yaqoob Khan and the SMC faculty member Mehroz Sajjad.

This cooperation allows each university to send up to three students abroad every semester for the duration of 6 to 12 months. The exchange program permits both BA and MA students of TU Ilmenau to spend their semester abroad.

The School of Media and Communication (SMC) at BNU is one of the best institutes in Pakistan, which offers a diverse range of courses at both BA and MA level. The courses at SMC give students the unique opportunity to study PR, advertising, journalism, Film & TV studies.

BNU is situated in the city of Lahore in Central Punjab, which is known for its rich history and Mogul architecture. It is one of the best private sector universities and is known for its liberal culture and picturesque ambience. SMC provides state-of-the art equipment to study both print and electronic media. In the last few years, the university has successfully procured a distinct faculty that includes both media academics as well as practitioners.