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First female Vice-Chancellor of Punjab University. The prestigious Punjab University in Lahore got its first female Vice-Chancellor (V-C) after 136 years, the Pakistan Daily reported. Nasira Jabeen's appointment was made by the search committee, on the directives of the Punjab Higher Education ...
A huge milestone has been achieved in granting transgender their rights in the country through Pakistan's first ever transgender school.Named The Gender Guardian, the school offers a full 12 years of academic education from primary level to matriculation & leading up to college. pic.twitter.com/ ...

CHICAGO: Pakistan's relations with the United States "are very crucial", the country's envoy said Saturday during an address here at a university, Geo ... In this regard, Chaudhry, while speaking at the International House at the University of Chicago, further said the US and Pakistan need to partner with ...
Through the campaign over 2000 students from eleven universities in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Quetta were encouraged to work towards ... The objective of the youth campaign was to involve youth from higher education institutions in Pakistan with the SDGs through orientation and awareness.
The chief minister said that the universities of both China and Pakistan had signed agreements for skill development for CPEC projects. ... Technical Education, Professor Dr Sarosh Lodhi, vice chancellor, NED University, Sun Ping'an, Chancellor of Guizhou Aerospace Vocational and Technical College etc.
A Catholic church on the premises of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad “will leave a message of love and harmony” throughout Pakistan, according to ... “I feel such an initiative should be followed by other major educational Universities as it would promote interfaith harmony while also addressing any ...

The Times Higher Education (THE) has been along in years and is a reliable data provider for ranking universities across continents. THE is further considered to be a ... What makes a university global is indeed intricate to appreciate without understanding the national contexts. Most of the developing ...
Dubai: Deserving and talented Pakistani students will be offered scholarships worth Dh1 million by the Skyline University College in Sharjah. Pakistan Association in Dubai (PAD) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the university to facilitate the students who will be able to apply for ...
During stops to Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, the representatives participated in college fairs, visited schools and universities, and met with students andtheir parents to share ... With more than 4,700 institutions of higher education, the United States has options that fit every career goal and pocketbook.
But according to a report from Times Higher Education, KAIST's president Sung-Chul Shin said he was “saddened” by the threatened boycott, and denies that the university is building autonomous weapon systems at all. “As an academic institution, we value human rights and ethical standards to a very high ...
A 60-member delegation comprising eight faculty members and 52 course participants of 108th National Management Course, National Management College, Lahore called on Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar here at the Supreme Court building on Wednesday as part of their inland study tour.
Referring to a recently published report by the “US News” Tsinghua University of China has overcome Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Computer Since major, and has ranked number one worldwide. According to QS ranking system (accepted by HEC in Pakistan), six Chinese universities are ...
LAHORE: After the intervention of Supreme Court, the management of the Red Crescent Medical and Dental College has returned around Rs300 million it had received in the form of 'donations' from over 260 students. The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar along with other judges made a surprise ...
An Asian Development Bank study in 2016 reported that four out of ten Pakistani women say they cannot work because a male family member will not allow them to do so. These gender norms even affect women who earn university degrees, as only 25 percent of women college graduates in Pakistan work ...
When Dr Abdus Salam returned to Pakistan in 1980 after winning the Nobel Prize in Physics for his valuable contributions towards the electroweak unification theory, he was invited to a ceremony in Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad's Department of Physics to honour him for his excellence in the subject.
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar ordered on Wednesday the closure of Hashmat Medical and Dental College in Jalalpur Jattan, Gujrat. The Supreme Court also ordered the Federal Investigation Agency to register an FIR against the college administration. The chief justice ...
Students at Obaid-Chinoy's high school often went to college abroad, but her father insisted that she stay in Pakistan. She ended up at Greenwich University, in Karachi. “Boy, did I make the lives of my teachers hell,” she said. “I was always challenging them. I just wanted out.” Two years later, she applied to ...

At this, the chief justice observed that he would also order all private medical colleges, except for Aga Khan Medical College, to refund the additional fee. He directed the ... Dr Asim Hussain requested the bench to exempt the University of Health Sciences (UHS) and the PMDC from refunding the excess fee.
However, Bhagat Singh thrives in the folklore of Pakistan and people of the older generations (like my grandfather) still seek to commemorate him for his ... Singh moved to Lahore to study in the National College set up in the famous Bradlaugh Hall on Rattigan Road behind the Central Model School.
KARACHI: According to global institution International Monetary Fund (IMF) report, Pakistan ranks third among the countries facing water shortage. ... These views were expressed by the organisers of awareness seminar on International Water Day held at the federal Urdu university, department of geology.
The event was well attended, including by members of the Henry Jackson Society, postgraduate students from King's College London, University College of London and the University of Westminster, members of the print and TV media, representatives from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the ...
Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan is reimbursing fees of students under the Prime Minister Youth Development program for selected ... domicile for the specified areas under the scheme and are enrolled on merit in a Masters, MPhil or Ph.D. program in an HEC verified public sector university.
ISLAMABAD: After opposition from the Higher Education Commission (HEC), a parliamentary body on Wednesday rejected a bill seeking a quota for religious minorities in university admissions. Presided over by MNA retired Col Dr Amirullah Marwat, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Federal ...
“I had very high aspirations to go to a good university. If I didn't get a scholarship, I would have gone to a normal one or moved back to Pakistan, most probably. I was looking at the best universities but I couldn't have afforded them,” Ansari said. “I basically had to tell my school the whole situation, what was ...
Dr Mukhtar said HEC initially focused on ensuring equitable access to quality higher education as well as relevance of research to indigenous needs. He said the number of universities in Pakistan in 2002 was 59, which had now soared to 188 public and private sector universities combined. The chairman ...
NUST is the only Pakistani university which ranks among 500 universities in the world at number 437. It offers 124 programmes to more than 16,000 students in various study fields for graduation, post-graduation and the PhD. Around 50,000 students appear for admission tests every year to compete for ...
Pakistan's so-called university of jihad is led by a man who proclaims himself "the father of the Taliban,” and counts some of the world's most notorious terrorists among its alumni. It also receives millions of dollars in aid from the government of the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province along the ...
But the vice chancellor of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Prof Uzma Qureshi, was suspended by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib ... Punjab Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafiq, health secretary Najam Shah and higher education secretary Nabeel Awan were present in the court.
"Further admissions in any of the distance education programmes being offered by universities are stopped immediately till finalisation of recommendation[s] by the committee," read a missive sent to the varsities by HEC Quality Assurance Division Consultant Muhammad Ismail. After conducting physical ...
The Federal Minister also invited the European Investment Bank and other EU potential assistance partners toward assisting in establishment of Pakistan's First Renewable Energy Institute. He said that he is meeting the Chairman Higher Education Commission today for identification of suitable university ...
QUETTA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 31st Jan, 2018 ):Higher Education Commission of CPEC Unit on Wednesday held special consultation meeting to review the ongoing projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) related to establishment of Government University Gwadar and ...
China education ministry on Jan 14 announced it had stripped a professor at Beihang University in Beijing, who is facing sexual harassment allegations, ... There has also been censorship of online postings supporting the #MeToo movement and some universities have warned students to tone down the ...
The chemistry lab was also set on fire and vehicles parked outside the department were also vandalized during the unrest that gripped the biggest university of Pakistan. As always, one student party was organizing an event and tensions went high as the other group protested against it. Things got violent ...
More than 200 female judokas from different parts of Pakistan participated at an inter-varsity championship in Quetta. Photo: Geo News screen grab. The team from Punjab University retained their position as winners, while University of Lahore secured second position with Lahore College for Women as ...
KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry President Ghazanfar Bilour on Tuesday appointed Samir Mir Shaikh as the Chairman standing committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology for his third tenure. Samir Mir Shaikh is well known in the diplomatic circles and as ...
ISLAMABAD: Reforms in education sector through restoration of student unions, review of poor state of higher education, appointment of new Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman through merit and transparent process without any external political interference were stressed at a student ...
The student got disgruntled after the principal had expressed his anger at Faheem over his absence from the college for three days due to latter's ... to the protest of an alliance of religious parties, including the Tehreek-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwwat, Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah and Sunni Tehreek Pakistan, ...
PESHAWAR: A pet show at historic Edwards College on Saturday provided an opportunity to animal lovers to display their lovely pets and receive applause over the passion of keeping different breeds at homes. This was the first time Edwards College held such an activity with the objective of bringing pet ...
Its signatories include AC Grayling of Oxford University; Simon Blackburn of Cambridge University; Helen De Cruz of Oxford Brookes University; Julian Baggini, the author of A Short History of Truth, who runs the Microphilosophy website; Peter Cave, chair of the Humanist Philosophers' Group; and Matthew ...
ISLAMABAD: Azeem Begum, a PhD candidate in Karachi University (KU), has been very nervous while preparing to present her thesis in a ... When Higher Education Commission (HEC) Spokesperson Aisha Ikram was questioned that universities don't have multimedia projectors at Masters, MPhil and ...
Moreover, some universities are functioning without proper statutory bodies such as Quaid-e-Azam University, International Islamic University, COMSATS etc. The extension and ad hocism in the appointments of leadership at HEC and VCs have adversely affected progress of higher education in Pakistan .
Things are different now. Around 22,000 Pakistani students are studying at Chinese universities, pursuing not only medicine and engineering fields but also the social and natural sciences. One university I visited had 60 students from Pakistan, with 30 doing doctorates. These numbers are expected to grow ...
A college principal was killed by a Grade 12 student who had accused him of blasphemy in Pakistan's northwest region. ... Last year, Mashal Khan's murder by a mob at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan led to countrywide outrage and calls for the blasphemy law to be modified. Khan had been accused ...
The commission has so far closed down around 450 MS and PhD programmes of different universities, as they failed to fulfil the HEC criteria besides blacklisting 155 fake higher education institutions in country and putting their names on website. Seven Pakistani universities won representation in 300 best ...
KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi announced on Wednesday that a maritime university will be set up soon in the country. Addressing a gathering at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Admiral Abbasi said that Pakistan has been blessed with unlimited ...
Last year in March the Punjab University had imposed a ban on student organisations from holding any kind of event. The ban came as a reaction to a brawl between two student groups at the university on March 21, 2017 in which 18 students were injured. A student group was celebrating their cultural day ...
KARACHI: Bahria College Karsaz's student M Haider Khan gained first position in Maths (Syllabus D) of the Cambridge examination, said Pakistan Navy's spokesman on Tuesday. The spokesman said that the Pakistan Navy is active in the field of education, apart from performing the professional ...
Police in northwestern Pakistan say a student shot and killed his college principal on campus on Monday after accusing him of blasphemy. ... Last April, student Mashal Khan was beaten to death at his university campus in the nearby city of Mardan after fellow students accused him of posting blasphemous ...
LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered on Sunday the formation of a committee to look into the matter of substandard and ... Hearing the case on Saturday, the court had barred all public sector universities from granting affiliation to new law colleges that fail to meet standards.
ISLAMABAD: The head of Higher Education Commission (HEC) should be appointed on merit and selected by a professional and non-partisan body in a transparent manner, said a representative body of university teachers. The Federation of All Pakistan University Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) ...


 

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