U.S. - Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water – USPCAS-W
The USPCAS-W is part of a broader higher education initiative recently launched in Pakistan with ﬁnancial support from the United States Government through its Agency for International Development (USAID). The objective of this initiative is to enhance the capacity of Pakistan's higher education institutions to contribute solutions to Pakistan's development challenges.
The initiative entails the establishment of three Centers for Advanced Studies in water, energy and agriculture & food security in four selected Pakistani universities. USPCAS-W is one of the three Centers focused on identifying and developing solutions for the multifaceted water-related challenges facing the country. The Center is housed at the MUET at Jamshoro. (water.muet.edu.pk)
The Center will contribute solutions to Pakistan's water-related challenges by educating and training the next generation of water sustainability leaders through advanced academic training in different water-related disciplines. The tangible deliverables of the Center include postgraduate degree programs, applied policy research, facilitation of public- private partnerships, and provision of policy advice in a range of water-related disciplines.
The Center promotes partnerships with the academic institutions, government and the business community to seek applied research solutions that strengthen the eectiveness of policy-making and drive Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Growth