Saturday the 20th of May 2017 the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) London will be held in partnership with Bloomsbury Pakistan at Southbank Centre, as part of Alchemy festival. Speakers will include Mohammed Hanif, Maleeha Lodhi, Sherry Rehman, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and many many other. For the full programme please see here.
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.
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.