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HESSA Project Governance


HESSA maintains project management units at both the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) in Islamabad, Pakistan and at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. These offices work collaboratively to ensure governance and monitoring of the project’s activities, build networks, and establish best practices for participating higher education institutions.

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The project management teams catalyze and nurture an ecosystem for strengthening higher education systems.

Some of the mechanisms they use to achieve this include:

  • Annual Higher Education Summit
  • Working Groups
  • Task Committees
  • Networking events


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