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Balochistan Consortium University Partnership agreement inked

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US Acting Consul General Chad Peterson presided over the signing of a Balochistan Consortium University Partnership Memorandum of Agreement. The two-year "Building Bridges" partnership links the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with the University of Balochistan, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University Quettaand Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences.

The partnership will send professors and students from the three participating Balochistan universities to the University of Massachusetts for summer exchanges in 2017. The US State Department is providing $864,000 in financial support. "Building Bridges creates a network of students, teachers and administrators from all three members of the Balochistan Consortium Partnership to improve participant skills both in and out of the classroom," said Dr Peterson. "It also enhances the quality of education received by students both in Balochistan and at the University of Massachusetts," he said.

The programme is geared toward faculty and students in Management Sciences and Entrepreneurship. "We are excited about working together to build the skills needed to develop business and entrepreneurship curriculums and advanced training methodologies," said Mike Hannahan, director of the University of Massachusetts Civic Initiative.

"The key is to come up with solutions that work for Pakistani universities," he said.

Over ten television stations half a dozen newspaper outlets covered the event and aired the story. 

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