Mr Bichsel highlighted a number of exciting new projects that Shell is working on around the world and in the South Asian region, where thousands of engineers and scientists are working on front-end design and product development and on the delivery of high-end advanced technical studies. In his address, he added that Shell sees “universities as our friends. Not only do they provide a rich source of recruits, but they are also a wonderful source of research and innovative ideas – some of which are important to many of the things we do at Shell.”

“Additionally, Shell endeavours to create learning opportunities particularly for young bright minds like those at the university, and the Shell Eco-marathon is one such event that does this. I’m very pleased to see the wonderful fuel-efficient vehicles teams here at NUST have worked so hard to build,” he said.

At the event, Major General Obaid bin Zakria said, “the opportunities for our students to meet with and hear about global technological and engineering projects and opportunities is a crucial part of encouraging them to think creatively not only about their careers, but also to think seriously about how they can apply their knowledge and the education they have to help solve practical challenges facing Pakistan and the world.”

Over 150 students from electrical, mechanical and mechatronic engineering disciplines attended  the address by Mr Bichsel, after which he and members of the faculty at NUST viewed various ongoing projects students are working on, including Shell Eco-marathon vehicles for the 2014 competition.



Shell Pakistan Media Relations:

Natasha Qamar                        


Notes to Editors

Shell Pakistan Limited

Shell Pakistan Limited is the largest international oil marketing company in Pakistan, with a network of over 780 fuel stations across the country. Shell has a 15% share in the white oils market in Pakistan, and remains at the helm of industry-wide efforts to advocate for world-class technical standards for the oil marketing sector in Pakistan and to assist the Government in deregulating the sector.

National University of Sciences & Technology College of E&ME

NUST College of E&ME is the prime hub of engineering education in Pakistan, offering the best under-graduate and graduate programs in the country. The Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME) maintains the mechanical and electrical /electronic equipment held by the Pakistan Army. The academic program of the College was given a new dimension when it became a constituent college of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in 1993.

NUST) was established in March 1991 in order to promote higher scientific education in the country in the fields of science and technology. The University was granted its Charter in 1993. Over the years, the university has expanded in scope, services and stature and has emerged as a leading University in the public sector.

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