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NIPIS '19 launches at NUST!
NUST's signature Internship Programme for International Students - NIPIS '19 - launched with a bang at NUST Islamabad campus. Promising to deliver a high-quality internship experience to incoming students; advancing their professional training and reinforcing academic learning through practical application. This year’s interns belong to Austria, China, Egypt, France, Poland, Turkey and 20 other counties. In total 51 foreign interns are attending the programme, out of which 12 are from IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience), 24 from NIPIS, and 15 from AIESEC (Association for the International Exchange of Students in Economics & Commerce). The students will be offered internships in the fields of Accounting, Architecture & Design, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Environment and Sustainability, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Transportation and Geographical Information Systems. The programme is focused on promoting diversity, growth, cultural exchange and opportunities for all. The durations of internship programmes vary from 4-12 weeks and will also include visits to local industries and tourist attractions/historical landmarks.

Activity 1: NIPIS ’19 Launch
Round 2 of NIPIS launched with a bang at NUST Islamabad campus, greeting ecstatic international students and giving them a campus tour. NIPIS ’19 interns were also briefed on the activities they will undergo during their internship. 
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Activity 2: Excursion to Lok Virsa (July 3, 2019)
All work and no play makes for a drab internship programme! NIPIS ’19 interns were taken on an excursion to Lok Virsa. Lok Virsa - Heritage Museum, also known as Lok Virsa Museum is a museum administered and managed by Lok Virsa - National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage. It is a museum of history and culture in Islamabad, Pakistan, located on the Shakarparian Hills showcasing the living cultures of Pakistan.





Activity 3: NIPIS ’19 Tree Plantation Drive
Under the banner of NUST's signature Internship Programme for International Students – NIPIS '19 – foreign students from 26 countries took part in a tree plantation drive conducted early morning at the university’s main campus here on Wednesday. As many as 150 tree saplings were planted – including Pines, Jacaranda, Largestonia, Budha, Weeping Willow and Fiddlewood.  Joined by NUST Pro-Rector Research, Innovation & Commercialisation (RIC) Dr Nassar Ikram, and students and employees of the university, the excited interns cultivated area earmarked for plantation around the newly raised building of the National Science & Technology Park (NSTP) – NUST’s flagship project of the country’s first Science & Technology Park that will be officially launched in August this year. NSTP is the perfect ecosystem to nurture research and innovation in cutting-edge technologies, and provides the perfect launching pad for new ideas, products and businesses.

Later, the participants of the tree plantation drive were treated with traditional aromatic nashta (breakfast) of halwa puri, channay, etc. The interns could not but praise the local cuisine characterised by unique recipes and served with profound love. In total, 51 foreign interns are attending the international internship programme, out of which 12 are from International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE), 24 from NIPIS, and 15 from Association for the International Exchange of Students in Economics & Commerce (AIESEC).

Being a socially responsible university, NUST attaches a lot of importance to green initiatives – our efforts to enhance forestry across Islamabad and other parts of Pakistan have been second to none. Till date, NUST has planted over 75,000 trees at its Islamabad campus alone, and this year efforts are underway to achieve the target of planting 100,000 trees on the campus as part of the Prime Minister’s “Clean and Green Islamabad” campaign. NUST is also an SDG-engaged university, aligning not only its R&D but also its civic initiatives with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and the tree plantation drive conducted on Wednesday was in the true spirit of SDG #13 – Combat Climate Changes and Its Impacts.”

 
 
 

Closing Cermony

The closing ceremony of NUST Internship Programme for International Students (NIPIS ’19) took place at the university’s main campus here on Friday. In total, 51 foreign interns from 26 countries attended the internship at NUST, including those from International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE), and Association for the International Exchange of Students in Economics & Commerce (AIESEC). These students hail from Austria, China, Egypt, France, Poland, Turkey and 20 other countries. Students from universities of many countries avail internships on reciprocal basis every year under IAESTE and AIESEC.  

The aim of these internship programmes is to provide a high-quality experience across many domains to international students, by not only reinforcing their academic and professional learning, but also giving them a taste of our culture, values and life at NUST. The interns were given internships at NUST’s constituent Schools and Colleges in the fields of Accounting, Architecture & Design, Business Administration, Computer Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Transportation and Geographical Information System. During their stay at NUST, these students visited notable industries like ICI Pakistan (Khewra) and Kohinoor Textile Mills (Rawalpindi). They were also taken to tourist locations in Islamabad, Taxila and Lahore to give them exposure to Pakistan’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd), Rector NUST, congratulated the participants of the NIPIS programme on successful completion of their internship. Highlighting NUST’s coveted position among the world’s elite Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), he encouraged the participants of the NIPIS, IAESTE and AIESEC programmes to join NUST for their MS and PhD studies in any of the programmes being offered in an array of disciplines.



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July 26, 2019 
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