Collaboration with University of Bredforshire
Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the University of Bedfordshire, UK (UOB) and Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) for exchange of students from FUI in 3+1 progression, in which the students will complete first three years of Bachelor in Computer Software Engineering (BCSE) and Bachelor in Computer Science (BSCS) in FUI and will proceed to UOB for completion of fourth year of their education. The memorandum comprises of collaboration in undergraduate studies, industrial design projects and short duration camps.
Dr. Ashraf Jawaid, Deputy Vice Chancellor UOB visited FUI in March 2016 to discuss different possible progression arrangements between the two universities. All the departments of FURC were asked to send course structures, program structures and course execution details to UOB for determining the eligibility of their programs. Programs of BCSE and BSCS were marked suitable by UOB team for progression arrangements. Dr. Ashraf, after completing his desk work on the said arrangement, invited Rector FUI and HOD (Software Engineering) to visit UOB for signing the MOU, visiting university campuses-facilities and discussing further collaboration possibilities.
The MOU was signed by Vice Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire, Mr. Bill Rammell and Rector, FUI Maj Gen Khadim Hussain, HI(M) (Retd) and was accompanied by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shaheen, Head of Department, Software Engineering, FUI, on 20 July 2016. Both the universities wish to develop academic cooperation in various fields and agreed to initiate collaborative activities in academic areas of mutual interests, such as exchange of students, exchange of faculty and researchers for the purpose of teaching, conducting collaborative research projects and sharing of academic information and materials.