The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) recently unveiled the Heydar Aliyev Auditorium as a tribute to Heydar Aliyev, the esteemed national leader of Azerbaijan, in commemoration of the centenary of his birth.
The event was attended by Azerbaijan Ambassador Khizr Farhadov, diplomats from various nations, government officials, and a significant gathering of university teachers and students.
Hosted by the Embassy of Azerbaijan, the occasion highlighted Heydar Aliyev’s life and his notable diplomatic contributions. Ambassador Farhadov expressed gratitude for the enduring friendship between Pakistan and Azerbaijan, particularly emphasizing the support during the Karabakh conflict. He acknowledged Pakistan as the first country to recognize Azerbaijan, underscoring the historical ties that have been nurtured over time.
The Heydar Aliyev Auditorium stands as a symbol of the robust bond between Azerbaijan and Pakistan. Dr. Rizwan Riaz, the pro-rector of research, innovation aid commercialization at NUST, emphasized the significant partnership between the two countries. He also shed light on the numerous collaborations between universities in Azerbaijan and Pakistan, highlighting the pivotal role played by NUST in creating opportunities within this context.
Tanweer Ahmed Donates $9M To NUST
Meanwhile, Tanweer Ahmed, a prominent American-Pakistani businessman and philanthropist based in Houston, has generously donated $9 million to Islamabad’s National University of Science & Technology (NUST).
This substantial contribution aims to support students from underprivileged backgrounds by establishing an Endowment Fund, which will provide scholarships to nearly 200 students annually. Notably, this donation stands as one of the largest ever made by an overseas Pakistani to a university in Pakistan.
In a recent interview, Tanweer Ahmed revealed his plans to extend the scholarship program to other universities, making it a permanent initiative. He emphasized that the selection process for scholarships, facilitated through the Higher Education Commission (HEC), will be strictly based on merit, benefiting those students who lack the financial means for quality education. Ahmed expressed his dedication to assisting talented individuals, particularly in fields crucial to the future, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and information technology (IT).