News; Media Development Trust and NUST sign MoU
Publication: Daily Times
Date: April 29, 2014
Web Address: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/29-Apr-2014/media-development-trust-and-nust-sign-mou
Media Development Trust and NUST sign MoU
• Staff Report
• April 29, 2014
ISLAMABAD: Media Development Trust (MDT) and the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Monday to develop initiatives for development, empowerment and research on media in Pakistan.
Islamabad, PK – 28 April 2014–Media Development Trust and National University of Science and Technology (NUST) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to develop initiatives for development, empowerment and mainstreaming research on media in Pakistan. The MOU signing ceremony was held at the Mass Communication Department of NUST, where the faculty members, students and media scholars were present. Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Hassan Khan, Principal and Dean, School of Social Sciences & Humanities, NUST and Amir Jahangir President Media Development Trust signed the MOU.
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