TU Ilmenau intensifies cooperation with Pakistani technical university

TU Ilmenau and its Pakistani partner university National University of Sciences & Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding on September 30. With this declaration of intent, both sides underline their will to strengthen cooperation in research and teaching. During the visit of the TU Ilmenau representative to Islamabad, a virtual microwave technology laboratory was also inaugurated, which was created with the support of TU Ilmenau.

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Prof. Dr. Osman Hasan, Pro-Rector Academics, National University of Sciences & Technology, and Prof. Dr. Matthias Hein, Head of RF and Microwave Research, at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities

The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) is a public technical research university with its main campus in the Pakistani capital Islamabad and branches in four other cities. It is one of the most renowned universities in the country and ranks among the top 350 universities in the world. The cooperation between Technische Universität Ilmenau and NUST dates back to 2014.Since then, 20 students from NUST have already earned their master's degrees at TU Ilmenau. Some of them have successfully completed their doctorates in Ilmenau and subsequently taken up positions in companies. At the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, both sides agreed to expand the cooperation, which initially focused on microwave technology, across the university and to intensify it bilaterally.

With the inauguration of a virtual microwave technology laboratory at the National University of Sciences & Technology's main campus in Islamabad, the two universities have now taken their cooperation to a new level. The RF and Microwave Research Group of TU Ilmenau supported the establishment of the new laboratory, for which NUST has specially refurbished a room, with modern measurement technology for use in research and teaching. With this facility, the department heads involved on both sides and their scientific teams now intend to prepare joint research proposals and produce publications.

The lab is equipped with modern communication technology that allows researchers from both universities to connect virtually through video conferencing. In this way, joint research projects can be worked on and contacts maintained on an ongoing basis. Prof. Matthias Hein, Head of the RF and Microwave Research Group, initiated the construction and played a major role in its implementation: "This laboratory brings the TU Ilmenau to NUST. It is an important milestone for the cooperation with our partners and a piece of 'home' for all future Ilmenau researchers on site."

The cooperation with the Pakistani technical university NUST fits into TU Ilmenau's internationalization strategy, which aims to establish and expand successful collaborations with excellent universities worldwide and thus further increase the scientific visibility and attractiveness of TU Ilmenau.


Prof. Dr. Matthias Hein
Head of
RF and Microwave Research
+49 3677 69-2832