National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Partners with ICDL to Enhance Curriculum with Digital Literacy Focus


Islamabad, Pakistan – May 31, 2024 – The National University of Modern Languages (NUML), a preeminent Pakistani institution renowned for its language programs, has entered into a strategic partnership with ICDL. This collaboration aims to strengthen NUML’s curriculum and equip students with in-demand digital skills, aligning with the university’s commitment to providing a well-rounded education that prepares graduates for success in the globalised job market. 

Building Strong Linkages for Student Success 

NUML actively fosters partnerships with international organisations, industry leaders, and government entities. This emphasis on cultivating both international and national linkages ensure students gain a comprehensive educational experience, equipping them with the necessary skillset and knowledge to compete effectively in the international workforce. These partnerships facilitate curriculum improvements, faculty development, and student grooming in an international environment. 

Formalising the Collaboration 

On March 19, 2024, a formal Agreement of Cooperation was signed between NUML and the ICDL, a global leader in digital literacy education. The signing ceremony, held at the Jinnah Block Conference Room, was attended by Brigadier Shahzad Munir, nswc, psc, Director General of NUML, along with Dr. M. Zubair Iqbal, Pro-Rector of the R&SI Division, the Registrar, and the Director of Academics. Representing ICDL, Mr. Jehan Zada signed the agreement. 

ICDL: A Hallmark of Digital Competence 

The ICDL Foundation, a globally recognised leader, operates in over 100 countries with a network exceeding 20,000 testing centres. Their internationally recognised certifications validate an individual’s proficiency in essential digital skills. With over 70 million ICDL certification tests administered worldwide, the program serves as a trusted benchmark for digital competence. In Pakistan, ICDL is managed by Danubius Consulting, the authorised local Programme Partner. 

NUML to Become an Authorised ICDL Test Centre 

Through this strategic partnership, NUML is poised to become an authorised ICDL test centre. This will provide students and alumni with the opportunity to obtain globally recognised certifications, regardless of their prior IT background. The partnership will focus on promoting the ICDL program, ensuring graduates possess the critical skills needed to flourish in today’s digitalised workplace. This initiative will significantly enhance the employability of NUML graduates, aligning their skills with industry standards and global demands. 

NUML: A Leading University with a Global Perspective 

Located in Islamabad, Pakistan, NUML offers a diverse range of educational programs encompassing 27 languages across five faculties: Languages, English Studies, Social Sciences, Management Sciences, and Engineering and Computer Sciences. Committed to research, development, and community engagement, the university strives to create knowledge that bridges local and global perspectives. NUML’s dedication to fostering international linkages underscores its role in shaping a globally competent student body. 

Danubius Consulting: Delivering Global Certifications in Pakistan 

Danubius Consulting, based in Islamabad, manages the ICDL program in Pakistan. Established for over 25 years, they possess a proven track record of delivering certifications through a robust network of testing centres. Danubius Consulting has a history of successful partnerships with various organisations, including governments, businesses, NGOs, and charities, to deliver training programs and workforce development initiatives. Their expertise ensures that the ICDL certifications maintain high standards and relevance in the evolving digital landscape. 

Aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals 

This strategic partnership aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to bridge the digital divide and equip individuals with the skills needed to succeed in the modern, technology-driven world. By collaborating with ICDL, NUML reinforces its commitment to fostering digital literacy, preparing its graduates to thrive in the dynamic and ever-evolving global workforce. This alignment with the SDGs highlights NUML’s dedication to sustainable development and global competence. 

For more information about NUML and its programs, please visit www.numl.edu.pk.

For details on the ICDL program for Pakistan, visit www.danubius.pk

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