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The Center for Energy Systems was announced in June 2011 with the vision to be a world class education and applied research centre dedicated for resolving Pakistan’s Energy crises leading to sustainable development of the country through enterprise activities. The inauguration of renewable energy labs, research journal and center website took place in January 2012. It was recognized as the USAID Center for Advanced Studies in April 2012 following a competitive bid. It launched its maiden MS degree program in Energy Systems Engineering as of fall 2012, the only program in the country, inviting great attention. 

Within a short span of time, the Center participated/contributed in various forums such as NASIC, World Future Energy Summit, International Conference on Climate Change, VESSCCA, AGL, China Pakistan Cooperation Conference, UKPK Coal Conference, UN ESCAP APCTT, 5th South Asia Economic Summit, NDU and HEC-USAID workshop on promoting university industry interaction.

The Centre’s outreach is triggered by its collaborating partners both at home and abroad.  Our international partners are located across four continents with whom we have working relations and even joint publications that include NRG Canada, OSU USA, Koroto Sheffield UK, Witts and, Monomer RSA, UKM Malaysia, ASEAN, and Tsinghua University China, among others. 
CAS faculty has contributed half a dozen research papers and two US Patents on innovation technologies.  Our faculty and students appeared on the popular TV show Sabz Inqlab (Green Revolution) to create awareness among farmers and the public at large about the prospects of energy crops and the production of Bio Fuels.