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U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E)

Promoting Active Learning in the Classroom

The USAID-funded USPCAS-E program organized a professional development workshop for UET Peshawar and NUST faculty to promote active learning methods.

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Smart solutions to addressing energy shortages

A USPCAS-E research team develops foundational technology for the smart grid

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“Good for Youth, Good for Pakistan” celebrates young Pakistanis

“Good for Youth, Good for Pakistan,” to celebrates young Pakistanis who have achieved personal successes as a result of partnership and support from USAID projects.

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Seventh cohort of exchange scholars departs for U.S.

On January 4, ASU, NUST and UET-P leaders joined senior officials from the Higher Education Commission for a send-off reception for USPCAS-E scholars departing for the U.S. for the spring 2019 semester.

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USPCAS-E goes on air

The Pakistan Television (PTV) news show 45 Minutes featured the USPCAS-E project on December 15 and 16

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Entrepreneurship: Unlocking Innovation

The Entrepreneurial Mindset virtual seminar provided an overview of the entrepreneurial thinking patterns that consistently produce novel insights, breakthrough ideas and create value

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On her drawing board: fuel cell solutions

USPCAS-E exchange scholar Afaf Ali has been hard at work conducting research which focuses on the development of a non-platinum catalyst for the fuel reduction reaction in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC).

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A partnership to power Pakistan’s future

The USAID-funded USPCAS-E program is a partnership between Arizona State University and two leading Pakistani universities: the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) and the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar, to focus on applied research relevant to Pakistan’s energy needs and help produce skilled graduates in the energy field. An $18 million award supports the project — the largest ASU has ever received from USAID. Learn more


  • Two new buildings at NUST and UET
  • 16 labs and two new libraries developed
  • 14 new degree programs developed at NUST and UET
  • 140+ courses offered
  • More than 800 M.S. and Ph.D. students enrolled
  • 184 students have graduated with master’s degrees
  • 48 joint and applied research projects
  • 171 scholars have completed the exchange program to date
  • 84 student internships
  • 9 public-private partnerships

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Our ASU experience 

Pakistani scholars in the exchange program at ASU share their experiences and memories.

Pakistani exchange students at ASU

The second cohort of Pakistani scholars shared their experiences.

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