Building the Future of Pakistan - An Effort to bring Relevance in Higher Education


This report titled Building the Future of Pakistan: An Effort to Bring Relevance in Higher Education discusses the state of collaboration between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), industry and community and offers ideas to improve the relevance of HEIs in Pakistan. This report reveals that HEIs are indeed collectively concerned about the extent of interaction between university, industry and community. However, in the absence of institutionalized processes there is wide variance in the manner in which HEIs engage industry and community. Whereas, HEIs have a positive outlook towards the current state of industry and community engagement, practitioners feel that a lot more can be achieved if formal mechanisms are introduced to leverage industry and community resources. The report provides an overview of the current initiatives being undertaken at various institutions, and offers suggestions for further improvement of university, industry and community linkages in Pakistan.