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Universities in UK are most expensive, according to study

Universities of UK are most expensive

Students in England are paying the highest university tuition fees in the world, according to a report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). They are charging on an average £9,000 a year, according to a new study. The amount is two times more than institutions in Australia and about six times more than the fees paid in ... Read More »

Unilever launches Talent Hunt program for Pakistani students

Univer Talent Hunt program for Pakistani students

ISLAMABAD - To encourage students to showcase their academic and strategic acumen, as well as to attract talent from leading universities, Unilever Pakistan has launched a talent hunt program. Unilever Talent Hunt (UTH) 2015 will offer participants the opportunity to represent Pakistan at the Future Leader’s League, a global competition bringing students together from across the world. The program also helps Unilever build a ... Read More »

Merit awards: Pakistani students receive Australia Awards Scholarship 2016

Group photo of Australian High Commissioner Margaret Adamson with Pakistani students who received Australia Awards Scholarship 2016

ISLAMABAD – Around 20 Pakistani professionals who have been awarded Australia Awards Scholarship 2016 gathered for a pre-departure briefing in Islamabad on Tuesday Australian High Commissioner Margaret Adamson farewelled the awardees who are professionals working in public health, education, economic growth, governance, mining and water resource management across Pakistan. The scholarship program will help “develop the skills and knowledge to drive change ... Read More »

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

Book Festival

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

Shelves without books

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

Pakistani girls at school in Mingora, Swat valley.

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 »

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