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Energy-specific research grants announced for Pakistani students

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Islamabad — The U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), and Arizona State University (ASU), have recently announced energy-specific research grants through a nationwide call for research proposals. The research grants, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide academic researchers working with Pakistani industry ... Read More »

Int. Book Festival Opens in Istanbul

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ISTANBUL — Turkey’s biggest international book fair opened its doors in Istanbul city with a ceremony to mark its 34th anniversary. The Tuyap Fair in Beylikduzu opened with the theme of ‘Humor: Looking at Life with a Smile.’ This year, the 34th International Istanbul Book Fair will host over 750 publishers from all over the world, plus panels, seminars and ... Read More »

Sad news for Pakistan – Books import almost halved in 2014-15

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ISLAMABAD: Import of books declined by 45.89 per cent in fiscal 2014-15 to Rs71.453 million from Rs132.898m in 2013-14. Pakistan imports books from 45 countries. The daily Dawn quoted the Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir as saying that local publishers were more interested in publishing syllabi and local books. This information was provided by the minister in a written reply to ... Read More »

Pakistani and U.S. Academics promote Higher Education Linkages

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Washington, D.C. (United States) – Pakistani and United States academics agreed to promote the spirit of academic collaboration between the two countries’ higher education communities. Senior Pakistani academics from 33 universities met with 21 U.S. partner institutions in Washington, D.C. for a four-day workshop from October 26 to 30. The workshop allowed participants to promote community engagement, interactive teaching methods, collaborative ... Read More »

Girls’ Education Programme worth USD 7 million launched in Islamabad

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Islamabad – UNESCO and Government of Pakistan have launched a three-year program “Girls’ Right to Education Programme in Pakistan” to improve access to quality learning opportunities for girls in the hardest-to-reach areas of the country. The program launched in Islamabad on Thursday intends to support better access, improved quality and safe learning environments for girls in far-flung areas of the country. ... Read More »

US sponsored “back to school’ expo attracts huge audience

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ISLAMABAD – Hundreds of Pakistani students attended a “Back to School” fair in Islamabad on Sept 21, 2015 sponsored by Education USA Pakistan, in coordination with the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP). Pakistani students interested in studying in the United States met alumni from more than 50 U.S. colleges and universities, who talked about their own experiences.  U.S. Embassy Diplomats and ... Read More »

USAID improving water supplies, facilitating education in Pakistan

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KARACHI: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) broke ground at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) of a new USAID-funded building that will house the U.S. Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water, according to press statement. The Center for Advanced Studies in Water was recently established by USAID, MUET and the University of Utah. “This project is ... Read More »

HEC, PEP to setup Student Start-up Business Centers in 9 Universities

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The Higher Education Commission (HEC), the Promotion of Education in Pakistan (PEP) Foundation and nine public sector universities in Pakistan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to open “Student Start-up Business Centers” in the participating universities. The ceremony for MoU signing was held at the HEC Secretariat. The Student Start-up Business Centers aim to promote entrepreneurship among students who are a part ... Read More »

HEC and YOK committed to enhance Pakistan-Turkey collaboration in the field of higher education

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ANKARA, 14 September 2015: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the Higher Education Council (YÖK) of Turkey have reaffirmed the commitment to further intensify their mutual collaboration and promote deeper links between the institutions of higher learning in the two countries. The reaffirmation came during the meeting between Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Mr. Sohail Mahmood and the YÖK President, ... Read More »

Artists day out with Army

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LAHORE – A group of 90 students and faculty members from National College of Arts (NCA) spent a day out with Pakistan Army at Lahore Garrison . The day-long programme was specifically organised to enlighten students on routine functioning of Pakistan Army, its organisation, operational preparedness and defence capability under a programme – Know your Army. This programme has been ... Read More »

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