Professor Hussain Mahdi (pictured left) was an invited speaker for the opening keynote of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Sciences and Technology ‐ ICEEST‐2019, which was held at Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan on December 10 ‐ 11, 2019. During his visit to Karachi, Professor Mahdi met with a number of senior management administrators at both Iqra University (IU) and Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), to discuss formal programmes of collaboration with the E&CE Department and UL in teaching & learning and research. This included meetings with the Deans, Heads of Departments and final-year students of the Faculty of Engineering, Sciences & Technology at both universities. As a follow-on, the E&CE Department is currently working with IU and MUET on an Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) application.