Higher Education Link Programme with University of Essex, UK
HEC – BC JHELP: Higher Education Commission – British Council Joint Higher Education Links Programme is run jointly by the British Council and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. The universities in Pakistan have the opportunity to enhance their research and training capacity by linking up with partner higher education institutions in the United Kingdom, through this programme. Our Institution, Center for Advanced Studies in Telecommunication (CAST), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Pakistan is linked with University of Essex, United Kingdom. University of Essex is ranked 9th best university in the UK for the quality of its research in The Times and The Guardian newspapers for the year 2008. We are collaborating on various projects that include the development of two state-of-the-art research laboratories at CAST (Optical Communication Laboratory and Sensor Networks Laboratory). Furthermore, our faculty members are also being trained in University of Essex, United Kingdom.