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University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar

Earthquake Engineering Center, Dept of Civil Engineering

The University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar (UoP) is a public Engineering & Technology University located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province of Pakistan.  Besides its main campus (the headquarter) in Peshawar, The UoP have five campuses in various parts of KP to provide education and trainings in various engineering disciplines.

The UoP also hold various centers of excellence and skills development centers to improve the capacity of practicing engineers essential for the economic and social uplift of the communities across Pakistan. The Earthquake Engineering Center (EEC) is the first ever largest research center for research in the field of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology. The EEC is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for experimental and analytical investigation of structures (Buildings and Bridges), established with the aim to reduce seismic disaster risk in the country. The National Institute of Urban Infrastructure Planning (NIUIP) is committed to promote sustainable urban development in Pakistan and apply research in combating challenges facing rapidly growing urban centers in the country. The Continuing Engineering Education Center (CEEC) ensures need-based trainings to the engineering community as a part of continuing engineering education to in-service engineers. The Technology Incubation Center (TIC) aimed to spur economic development and job creation through technology business incubation, support services for SMEs. The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization is focused to transform pure knowledge into products and services, aims at strengthening University-Industry relationships by enhancing cross-cutting and multi-disciplinary research initiatives for the up gradation of local and national industries. The Civil Engineering Department (CED) is recently involved in various research dealing with societal challenges related to floods, landsliding, ongoing wars, increased traffic, energy crisis, water resource management, etc., with the scope to help guide policy makers in effective management towards creating resilience societies. 

For the promotion of educational and academic exchanges (in education, training and research), and for collaborative research, the UoP has signed memorandum of understandings with different international universities in Asia (AIT), UK (Bradford, Cambridge, Strathclyde, Surrey), USA (Buffalo, Old Dominion, George Washington, Illinois) and Europe (IZIIS, ROSE School). Furthermore, the UoP has hosted international students from the Middle-East (Palestine, Jordan, Yemen), Africa (Somalia, Sudan) and Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Nepal), to pursue engineering education. 


Project team: 
Asst. Prof. Dr. Naveed Ahmad
Prof. Dr. Qaisar Ali
Prof. Dr. Akhtar Naeem Khan, Chairman CED (LEAR, UoP)
UoP will co-lead the WP4 along with Partner 2. In addition, UoP will be the country leader (within WP1) for Pakistan and is the nominated representative to lead project activities undertaken within Pakistan. It, as the country coordinator, will liaise directly with the Project Coordinator; Coordinate the organization of data collection and dissemination activities within their country; Report to the Work package leaders on the progress and on-going activities associated with the delivery of work package activities in their country; and will compile the national position paper (WP2) and national stakeholder map (WP3). In addition UoP will also actively contribute to dissemination WP (WP5).

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