Vice Chancellor's Message
In earlier times, a university was labelled as an “ivory tower” by the masses. Now a new metaphor “triple helix” is emerging as the institution becomes more embedded in society. Universities, governments, and industries are now described as the DNA strands of this triple helix, forming the dynamic building blocks of the knowledge economy. When the strands are healthy and interconnected, the helix produces the knowledge, know-how, and technology of prosperous societies. With this recognition, BUITEMS efforts has been delineated to provide specialized training to students and staff; develop and transfer technologies to industry; and respond to numerous societal needs. The evolving links between the university and the business sector for economic development at BUITEMS are becoming a major focus of policy as the role of technology in development expands.
In the realm of economic theory and empirical research, models of endogenous growth have underscored the central contribution of knowledge accumulation to gross domestic product growth. BUITEMS has long been devising mechanisms for university-industry links (UILs) as a vehicle for supporting, if not accelerating, technology development. BUITEMS strongly believes that every effort for economic development is directed at making UILs a centerpiece of its innovation systems, and the notion of a triple helix—representing the symbiotic relations yoking together the central and provincial governments, the universities, and the business propensity of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
We, at BUITEMS, firmly adhere to the idea that most of the technological advances that have economic consequences can be traced indirectly or directly to universities. One of our policies is to augment the university’s outcome through specialized trainings for human capacity development, creating and providing lab facilities, and incubators for commercialization of empirical & viable technologies. We are technology and skill intensive and strongly believe in the idea that our robust science and professional programs can be a major attraction. However, in a decentralized milieu, provincial policies can affect the proliferation and the fruitfulness of UILs in two ways: if government comes to view BUITEMS as source of growth and as potential foci of industrial clusters that would extend their hand for the success of CPEC in Balochistan locale.
BUITEMS through their entrepreneurship and innovation programs, albeit in introduction stage of its life-cycle, can galvanize the local urban and rural economies. Being at or near a budding economic hub remains a strategic advantage. Provincial government can leverage the assets of a university if location and reputation suggest that providing incentives will attract industry that could spiral into a major cluster or several linked mini-clusters to participate constructively in CPEC. The economic, technological, and business milieus are changing, and with them the attitudes of university management.
"I wish you all the best in your endeavors"
Engr. Ahmed Farooq Bazai (SI)
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