Islamabad: As per the latest news, The US embassy and the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of a Lincoln Corner on the NUST campus in H-12.
Minister Counsellor for Public Affairs Raymond Castillo and NUST Pro-Rector of Academics Dr. Osman Hasan signed the MoU.
The ceremony also included representatives from the US embassy, NUST Rector retired Lt-Gen Javed Mahmood Bukhari and Director of Nust International Office Dr Riaz Ahmad. The university’s Lincoln Corner is planned to begin construction later this summer.
Mr. Castillo said in his speech that the Lincoln Corner at Nust would be a valuable resource for young leaders looking to expand their networks, polish their cross-cultural abilities, and strengthen their ties with the United States.
NUST is currently a member of an 18-strong network of collaborations between the US mission in Pakistan and notable Pakistani educational and cultural institutions. Lincoln Corners are public event spaces and resource centers that connect young leaders with the United States. Online and in-person programs are both free and available to the public.
A makerspace lab, comprehensive physical and digital information resources, and an Americana-themed public events area will be housed in Nust’s central library.
The US embassy in Islamabad has previously stated that a Lincoln Corner will be established at Karakoram International University in Gilgit, providing students with access to modern technology; construction on the corner in Gilgit will commence in the coming months.