Research and Academic Collaborations

  • DSU signed an MoU with Eurasia Institute for International Education (EIIE), Berlin, Germany in 2014, to establish collaborative linkages with German universities in order to promote students and faculty exchanges. In this regard, DSU conducted German language courses taught by native German teachers, Dr. Edgar Knispel and Mr. Stephan Guttzeit who were sent by EIIE. The aim of these German language courses was to prepare students for postgraduate studies at various German universities. This MoU also allowed students of DSU to attend two summer camps in Berlin, Germany in July 2015 and July 2016, respectively. In addition, a German Academic Counsellor from EIIE, Ms. Ksenia Naberezhneva, worked at DSU from November 2015 to April 2016 to promote German higher education opportunities and the services offered by EIIE, among students of DSU as well as other educational institutions of Karachi.
  • DSU signed an MoU with the Technical University of Applied Sciences, Wildau (TUAS-Wildau), Germany, to establish collaboration in teaching and research activities. TUAS-Wildau has a strong academic and research background in Engineering, Information Technology, Bio-Technology, Bio-Informatics, Renewable Energy, Logistics and Management Sciences. Therefore, there is potential for strong synergy between DSU and TUAS-Wildau. Under this MoU, students of DSU will be able to study for one or two semesters at TUAS-Wildau and do an industrial internship, arranged by TUAS-Wildau, in Germany. Other areas of collaboration covered by this MoU include exchange of faculty members, sharing of technological expertise, specialized summer camps tailored to the requirements of DSU and the launch of joint/dual degree programs.
  • DSU has also partnered with the Senior Experten Service (SES) Bonn, Germany, a non-profit organization, which provides the services of highly educated and experienced German scholars for providing training/assistance of 2-6 weeks to universities around the world with funding from the German Government. Universities in the developing countries are not charged for their services. However, the host university has to pay a nominal honorarium per day to the German experts and provide boarding, lodging and local transport facilities to them. The following experts have visited DSU to train students and faculty members in the last two years:

  • S.No SES Experts Areas of Training
    1. Mr. Hartmut Wellerdt International Marketing and Consumer Insights
    2. Dr. Ing. Wolfgang Eckhardt Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Systems
    3. Dr. Rer. Nat. Hans Blersch Mathematics for Engineers (Mathematica' Software)
    4. Dr. Rer. Nat. Habil. Ulrike Schmidt Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
    5. Mr. Alf Muller Teacher Training in Methodology and Didactics
    6. Mr. Lutz Fissenewert Supply Chain Management
    7. Prof. Dr. JornAltmann Financial Planning and Risk Management

  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) granted £10,000 to DSU to develop a Text-to-Speech for Urdu Synthesis Application. This project will investigate Urdu's intonation and prosodic features in relation to the Urdu syntax. DSU will work on the syntactic analysis and the creation of a treebank and syntactic parser for Urdu language.
  • The German company, Rhodes and Schwarz, donated a Spectrum Analyzer and an Analog Signal Generator to DSU's 'Circuits and Electronics' laboratory for research purposes.
  • DSU has been nominated as a CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) Teaching Center by NVIDIA, USA, the world leader in visual computing. CUDA is a parallel computing platform and programming model that enables dramatic increases in computing performance by harnessing the power of NVIDIA GPU accelerators. CUDA Teaching Centers are recognized institutions that have incorporated GPU computing techniques into mainstream computer programming curricula. DSU is committed towards providing high quality parallel computing education and research opportunities to students and faculty members.
  • DSU signed an MoU with Chengdu University (CDU), China in 2015. This MoU serves as the basis for future cooperation between DSU and CDU. The scope of this cooperation includes exchange of faculty in mutually agreed areas of research, student mobility programs, exchange of journals, tutorials and academic work. DSU is also taking active measures to offer Chinese as a foreign language to its students, so as to enhance their potential to benefit from the career opportunities that will be created by the CPEC economic corridor in future.
  • In 2013, DSU signed an MoU with AIMST University, Penang, Malaysia for collaboration in academic and research activities. This MoU facilitates student and faculty mobility;selective students of DSU visit AIMST University for a semester, while some students are sent for a 4-week internship. AIMST University has also helped train DSU's faculty in academic leadership and planning. The Heads of various departments at DSU attended a professional development course conducted and hosted by AIMST University.
  • In February 2016, DSU signed a wide-ranging MoU with Bilkent University (BU), Turkey, for the exchange of students and research initiatives. A delegation from DSU, on invitation from Turkish universities, visited BU where they were welcomed by Dr. Levent Onural, Dean, BU and his team. Dr. Onural encouraged the delegation to work towards a mutually beneficial collaboration between DSU and BU, as both universities share many commonalities in their vision and mission statements.
  • DSU signed an MoU with Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University (FSMVU) in August 2016 to enhance academic collaboration and cooperation between the two institutions, in areas of higher education and research. As per this MoU, the two institutions can exchange students and visiting scholars in addition to supporting research collaboration and other activities of common interest.
  • DSU signed an MoU for Research, Development and Innovation with the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) in November 2016. Under this MoU, declared as a RDI (Research, Development and Innovation) Agreement, the Research and Planning (R&P) Committee of ICMAP and the Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC) of DSU intend to collaborate for a range of RDI efforts. Through this agreement, DSU and ICMAP have become research partners and will collaborate through joint efforts in areas of mutual interest. The agreement also covers exchange of information, scholastic and developmental material, and the sharing and advancing of ideas.
  • DSU signed an MoU with Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) in February 2016 to jointly explore and undertake market-oriented research and development projects. The MoU focuses on sharing human and material resources to undertake and promote need-based/demand-driven standardization, quality control/assurance education programs and transfer of technology to the industry.
  • Intel USA provided DSU with 10 Intel Galileo Gen 2 Dev Boards for research.
  • The University of Colorado, USA financed for joint research with DSU in natural language processing.
  • King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah has agreed to finance and undertake joint research with DSU in Virtual 3D Computing.
  • Joint research with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, has also started in the field of high performance computing.