Higher Education News

PhD scholars protest lack of jobs

Members of the PhD Doctors’ Association Pakistan staged a protest demonstration last week against the Higher Education Commission for failing to provide them with regular jobs, writes Muhammad Faisal Kaleem for the Daily Times.

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Muhammad Hanif Keynote Speech at KLF

Please watch here the Keynote Speech as given by Muhammad Hanif at the KLF London in 2017:

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University leaders demand action on fake universities

Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission this month issued a public notice listing 153 illegal universities and degree-awarding institutions, but academics say the rising trend of fake universities cannot be discouraged without punitive action against management of the bogus institutions.

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Universities must contribute to fighting inequality

Unless universities rethink their role and engage in public policy-making and social innovation, they will be part of the problem rather than fulfilling their potential to lead social transformation. It means playing a bigger role in society above their traditional one of teaching and awarding degrees.

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Pakistan’s Global Image: Perception and Causes

We welcome reactions to this article written by a good friend and supporter of the VNEF, Nadir Cheema, who helped form the Oxford University Pakistan Discussion Forum in 2001. It culminated in the the Bloomsbury Pakistan discussion group. Please read a short version of his article on ‘Pakistan’s Perception in the World and its Causes
here. A longer version will appear in a new journal.

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