In recent news, the Federal and Punjab governments will be providing funds for the establishment of the University Applied Engineering and Emerging Technologies which will be based in Sialkot.
The Punjab government has provided almost 500 acres of land near Sambrial without any cost. This overall costed Rs. 16.8 billion will be paid by both the Federal and Punjab governments. The project is expected to be completed by 2027.
Moreover, the university is being established in collaboration with Austrian and Chinese technology universities and Dr Attaur Rehman, vice chairman of PM’s task force on the knowledge economy. The university will feature five major bachelor and master programmes where the main focus will be on fields such as industrial engineering, manufacturing and mechatronics, chemical and materials engineering, information technology, artificial intelligence, agricultural engineering/industrial biotechnology, and business management and entrepreneurship and information.
Furthermore, the university will include a technology park, incubators for startups, shell units and plots for companies, five academic blocks, one admin block, a central library, three hostels (one for girls and two for boys), a housing colony for faculty, furnished family suites for foreign faculty, activity centre, guesthouse, mosque, school, sports complex and more.