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November 8, 2023

Career Fair Held at NED University, a Leading Engineering University in Pakistan

Group photo of Dr. Usman Amjad, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Information Technology at NED University together with Plus W Inc. members and event participants

On November 8th (Wednesday), a career fair was held for the students of the Department of Electronic Engineering and the Department of Computer Science & Information Technology at the Nadirshaw Edulji Dinshaw University of Engineering and Technology (hereinafter referred to as “NED University”), which is one of the oldest engineering universities in Pakistan, located in Karachi which is the largest commercial city of the country. The event introduced the students to case examples of advanced IT technologies’ use and applications, as well as about job opportunities, in Japanese companies.

From Plus W, Mr. Shiono, Head of the Pakistan Japan Center together with Mr. Talha, Associate, participated as presenters in the event, and gave presentations on case examples about how leading Japanese companies are utilizing cutting-edge technologies, information about job opportunities available for data scientists and software engineers, and also about the AI that Mr. Shiono is himself working on, as a Tech Lead, in research and development together with Pakistani AI Engineers. It was initially expected to be attended by around 50 students, but on the day more than 100 students joined the event. The event ended on a very positive note, with many questions being asked such as about job opportunities in Japan as well as about the specific IT technologies that Japanese companies are actively looking for.

Mr. Shiono answering the participants’ questions

Starting with this event, we will further strengthen our relationship with NED University, as well as with other universities across Pakistan, and promote the further expansion of opportunities for Pakistani IT professionals and for Pakistani IT companies to play active roles in Japanese companies.

Furthermore, based on the selection by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) for the “New Business Creation Promotion Support Project in Emerging DX Countries”, this initiative is being implemented as part of a demonstration for the development of advanced IT professionals, with a focus on IT, Japanese language and culture, in the field of human resource development of Pakistan, as well as to promote their matching with Japanese companies.

Overview of NED University

Year of Establishment: Established in 1921
Main Location: NED University of Engineering & Technology, University Road, Karachi, Pakistan
Vice Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi
Number of Students: Around 12,000
Number of Faculty Members and Researchers: Around 500
URL: https://www.neduet.edu.pk/