The French envoy will organize a reception for the B-International consortium

B-International is a collaborative project for capacity building in higher education between Pakistan, UK, France, Italy and Spain


ISLAMABAD: On the occasion of the very first meeting of the B-International consortium in Pakistan, the French ambassador to Pakistan, Nicolas Galey, invited the representatives of these 8 universities, as well as the ambassadors of the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain, and representatives of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the European Delegation to Pakistan.

B-International is a collaborative project for capacity building in higher education between Pakistan, UK, France, Italy and Spain, and is co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. The project brings together 4 prestigious universities in Pakistan; COMSATS University of Islamabad; LUMS; NUST and PIFS, and 4 leading European universities: Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK), Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France), University of Bologna (Italy), University of Salamanca (Spain) – all working together in a spirit of ‘internationalization.

The French Embassy in Pakistan strongly supports academic cooperation between Pakistani universities and their counterparts in France and in Europe. Such a project deserves to be celebrated: the B-International project will reinforce HEC Pakistan’s Vision 2025 on internationalization by building capacity within the higher education sector, enhancing international collaboration and supporting development. of a global state of mind among young people.

The first two years of the B-International project coincided with a global pandemic, which means that not all B-International partners have yet met in person. Nevertheless, colleagues from 8 universities across Europe and Pakistan have worked passionately and tirelessly over the past two and a half years to adapt work plans and deliver to achieve endless success in the name of internationalization. and B-International. This international visit to Islamabad marks the first time ever that members of the B-International consortium from Europe and Pakistan have met in person. This is a key step in the projects. European colleagues will have the first opportunity to deepen their understanding of Pakistan. This trip is also the start of many visits to all EU partner countries throughout the project. The in-person, peer-to-peer, faculty-to-faculty, institution-to-institution connection will enhance collaborative and capacity building efforts and ensure lasting impact of the B-International project and higher education connections between Pakistan, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain.