Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology is located in a rapidly changing and fiercely competitive global environment, Pakistan has to make bold strategic choices in order to achieve sustainable growth in the manufacturing sector.
The Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences & Technology (PAF IAST) is our collaborative venture with select Austrian and Chinese Universities
The Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (PAF IAST) is unique in its concept, approach, and methodology. The project concept stems from the slogan “Skilling Pakistan” and envisages creating highly credible technical education infrastructure both at tertiary and hi-tech industry levels.With this twin-aim concept, the project is a quantum leap forward in the fast burgeoning knowledge-based economy, far beyond a mere educational program.
From this perspective, this unprecedented initiative in Pakistan supported by several universities based in Austria and China for awarding degrees to our students assumes enormous importance of its kind. The institute will comprise academic departments and research centers covering the areas of process engineering, design, and media technologies, applied computer sciences, medical technologies, energy, and environmental engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, transportation engineering, mineral resource engineering, extraction metallurgy, and agriculture and forestry.
The Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology boasts the latest teaching and practical laboratories equipped at par with partner universities. Effective plans are in hand to keep pace, through a process of monitoring by their accreditation bodies, with the highest standards of the curricula, teaching resources, and the learning outcomes adopted by the foreign partners. On completion of the initial establishment phase, the quality and output will be gauged, and programs accredited, using internationally-recognized criteria.
We aim to raise the standards of technical education in Pakistan at par with those of most advanced industrial economies, notwithstanding the problems confronting developing nations in trying to achieve standards in advanced countries: standards that are constantly on the rise at a pace much faster than the economic capacity of a developing country. At the same time, we are fully conscious of and alive to the need of linking employment with education by harnessing high-quality manpower produced by such projects to induce, not only an inward flow of technology investment into Pakistan but also enable the generation of local hi-tech industry. The technology park integrated into the scheme of Pak-Austria Fachhochschuleis a cardinal feature of this holistic concept.
Fulfillment of this novel concept, however, will remain an elusive dream without creating a critical mass of high-quality engineers and a hi-tech industry base. The whole spectrum of hi-tech industrial base in the country, therefore, needs to grow fast to develop an industrial infrastructure capable of supporting the progress of a diverse array of growing industrial companies.
Honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan inaugurated the PAF-IAST on 17th September 2020, along with Governor and Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
“Prime Minister said on the occasion The Institute is one of the initiatives of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which envisages creating highly credible technical education infrastructure both at tertiary and hi-tech industry levels.
Imran Khan said that Pakistan has capabilities to advance into a development phase by changing the way of thinking. It is the need of time for stepping forward in the eld of science and technology for opening a new era of development in Pakistan.
The premier urged for choosing a path to transform Pakistanis into a great nation and Allah Almighty will denitely give success to those honestly pursuing a target.
He thanked China and Austria for assisting the authorities in Pakistan as the establishment of the institute was an important project of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government
Providing relevant skills for industrial and economic development; improving access, equity and employability; and assuring high standards in skills development.