Year of foundation: 2020
Approx. number of students: 5.000
MCI partner since: 2020
Haripur is the main city of the Haripur District, in Hazara, Pakistan. It lies in a hilly plain area.
Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. It is the country's ninth-most populous city. The city is notable for its high standards of living, safety and cleanliness.
It is home to several landmarks, including the country's flagship Faisal Mosque, which is the world's fifth-largest mosque. Other prominent landmarks include the Pakistan Monument and Democracy Square.
Pakistan is an attractive and popular destination for hikers too.
The Pak-Austria Fachhochschule - Institute of Applied Sciences & Technology (PAF IAST) is a collaborative venture supported by several Austrian, among which MCI, and Chinese Universities inaugurated in 2020. Its campus is located 10 km south of Haripur and 60 km north of Islamabad, Pakistan.
PAF IAST is unique in its concept, approach, and methodology. The project concept stems from the slogan "Skilling Pakistan" and envisages creating highly credible technical education infrastructure both at tertiary and hi-tech industry levels.
It comprises academic departments and research centers covering the areas of process engineering, design, and media technologies, applied computer sciences, medical technologies, energy, and environmental engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, transportation engineering, mineral resource engineering, extraction metallurgy, and agriculture and forestry.