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

Smart solutions to addressing energy shortages

A USPCASE research team develops foundational technology for the smart grid

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

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a mass media campaign, “Good for Youth, Good for Pakistan,” to celebrate the accomplishments of inspiring young Pakistanis who have achieved personal successes as a result of partnership and...
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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 USPCASE scholars departing for the U.S. for the spring 2019 semester.

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USPCASE goes on air

The Pakistan Television (PTV) news show 45 Minutes featured the USPCASE 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

USPCASE 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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Lights going off turn on scholar’s interest in energy

Mehak Asad, a master’s candidate at UET-P remembers exactly when her scholastic interest began to shift to the world of energy.

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A partnership to power Pakistan’s future

The USAID funded USPCASE 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
  • 15+ labs and two new libraries developed
  • 12 new degree programs at NUST and UET
  • More than 750 M.S. and Ph.D. students enrolled
  • 125 students have graduated with masters degrees
  • 90+ new courses developed
  • 48 joint and applied research projects
  • 170 exchange visitors to date
  • 99 student internships
  • $1.6 million in external funding
  • Organized two conferences with 200 attendees each
  • 70 meetings with energy sector companies

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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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