NUST becomes member of Standing Council of Belt & Road Aerospace Innovation Alliance


Islamabad (PR) Owing to persistent efforts over the last two years, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) has earned laurels for the country by being elected as a member of the Standing Council (SC) of the “Belt & Road” Aerospace Innovation Alliance (BRAIA). The Research Centre for Modeling &
Simulation (RCMS) would be the focus of BRAIA activities at NUST. The SC has a total of 15 members, including 6 non-Chinese/overseas members from among 22 countries. Headed by Northwestern Polytechnical University, China and Chinese Society of Astronautics under China’s ‘Belt & Road Initiative,’ the alliance is an international platform formed by universities, research institutes,
and academic organisations, mainly in the field of aerospace.  
Barring Russia & China, NUST is the only Asian university to have been awarded SC membership for a period of 5 years. NUST has won this recognition by virtue of its active participation and contribution in various activities of BRAIA.
It merits mention that NUST is the founding member of BRAIA, which has been modelled on the United Nations with a General Council & a smaller Standing Council (SC).
Air Vice Marshal Dr Rizwan Riaz, Principal RCMS and Dr Adnan Maqsood, HoD Research at RCMS, represented Pakistan at the General Council meeting held from October 14 to 15, 2018. During his talk, Dr Rizwan gave a detailed presentation on NUST and its anticipated role in BRAIA. He apprised the attendees about NUST’s plan to host a “Summer School on High Performance Computing in Aeronautics” at RCMS in the summer of 2019. In reciprocation, BRAIA permanent secretariats as well as members of the alliance expressed their commitment to participate in the Summer School.


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