Management Development Institute (MDi) Alumni and Students Meet Up 2019 was celebrated at MDi Pakistan, Kuri Road, Chak Shahzad Islamabad on Thursday 12 December 2019. Deputy High Commissioner Australia, Mr. Brek Batley was the chief guest of the occasion. Prof. Ren Yi, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) of University of Southern Queensland (USQ Australia), Lt. Gen (R) Amjad Shuaib and Country/Regional Manager Austrade, Mr. Azhar Shah were also among the special guests.

Mr. Brek Batley congratulated the graduating students and said, “Education is an important factor in the development of any country and Australia has signed 12 MOUs for research degrees with HEC.  I would like to congratulate the faculty staff for dedicating themselves to this degree and also like to particularly congratulate the women because you have brilliant ideas and can help in the development of this society”.

Prof. Ren Yi presented the BBA and Masters graduates with certificates of achievement. During his address at the event he said, “I am so delighted to meet the USQ graduates in Pakistan and also the current students. MDi is an important partner and we are committed to work together with MDi in education and research to help in the sustainable development of the country”.

Asad Zaidi, the Program Director at MDi said in his speech, “MDi has contributed several hundreds of graduates into the professional market. If you consider the foreign exchange and cost-saving resulting from so many students getting an authentic Australian degree that is exactly the same as the on-campus program right here in Pakistan, one estimate is this would be something like 20 million of dollars in terms of foreign exchange saving for this country”.