US Ambassador launches Lincoln Corner at NUST Islamabad

Pakistan’s newest Lincoln Corner opened at NUST

In his first visit to a university in Pakistan, the new US Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Rector of the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Javed Mahmood Bukhari to inaugurate Pakistan’s newest Lincoln Corner.

During the event, the US Embassy Islamabad and NUST representatives signed a Memorandum of Understanding to operate the Lincoln Corner for the next two years.

The state-of-the-art Lincoln Corner at NUST is located in the campus’s Central Library. It includes a Maker Space equipped with a 3D printer and virtual reality headsets, a comprehensive book and magazine collection, resources on pursuing higher education in the United States, digital information resources, and an Americana-themed event space.

US collaboration with NUST

This partnership signals the U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s commitment to continue advancing education in Pakistan by providing American resources, expertise, and collaboration for students and faculty.

Over the past three decades, the United States has collaborated with NUST to invest in a Technology Incubation Center, host speaker series and conferences, and provide almost 200 scholarships. There are also over 360 U.S. exchange program alumni affiliated with NUST.

Ambassador Blome said, “This year marks the 75th anniversary of U.S.-Pakistan bilateral relations. The people-to-people ties between our two countries are our greatest strength. The inauguration of this new Lincoln Corner will continue to strengthen those ties.  The U.S. Embassy is proud to partner with educational institutions and the government of Pakistan to ensure young Pakistanis are prepared to face 21st century challenges.”

Ambassador Blome also visited the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy, originally established with $30 million of U.S. government support, to highlight the depth and breadth of U.S. cooperation with NUST and all of Pakistan.

What is Lincoln Corner? 

Lincoln Corners are partnerships between the Embassy of the United States of America and selected institutions in Pakistan. Located within universities, public libraries, and cultural centers, Lincoln Corners are multimedia resource centers hat connect young leaders with the United States. 

These corners provide access to current and reliable information in comfortable spaces. Lincoln Corners are also event spaces that host online and in-person educational programs, including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) events.

Salma Khan
Salma writes on topics ranging from education to technology to business. She can be reached at Twitter and Facebook.

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