KARACHI: The first group of master’s degree students on Monday graduated from the U.S- Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro.
This was announced by the US Consulate General in a statement issued on Monday evening. It said that the US Consul General Grace Shelton participated in a convocation ceremony at MUET in Jamshoro during which she was joined by the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university Dr Muhammad Aslam Uqaili, in handing out diplomas and medals to the students graduating from the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University. These graduates are the first group of graduating students who also participated in an exchange program with students and professors from the University of Utah, a program supported by the U.S. Government.
The graduates also received scholarships from the United States Government. Vice Chancellor of MUET, Dr Muhammad Aslam Uqaili, expressed his appreciation for USAID support and thanked the people of the United States for supporting education and health projects in the province.
Consul General Shelton said, “Each one of you has the talent, motivation, and dedication to help solve many of the water-related problems faced by Pakistan today. With your newly acquired skills and knowledge, you are ready to make important contributions to enhance access to clean water, sanitation, and proper hygiene, protect water-related ecosystems and help Pakistan adapt to the threats posed by climate change.
The U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University is one of four new research centers the United States Government has built and continues to support.
The four U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies are one of the components of the US Government’s $127 million program that supports applied research to find innovative solutions for Pakistan’s water, energy, agriculture, and food security challenges.