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U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome Highlights Broad Partnership with the People of Balochistan Province
November 23, 2022

U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome visited Quetta, Balochistan, on November 23 to meet with Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, local partners working to advance climate change adaptation, representatives of higher education institutions, leaders of local NGOs, and Afghan refugees.
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HESSA Delegation Visits NUTECH
October 28, 2022

Pakistan's National University of Technology (NUTECH) is honored to be a part of the HESSA program as one of the 16 selected HEIs. The two delegations recently met to discuss the university's participation, NUTECH’s strategic initiatives, and expectations from the HESSA project.
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Capacity building summit held for universities’ representatives
August 07, 2022

Islamabad-The USAID-funded Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA) has organized a three-day annual capacity building and knowledge-sharing summit. The summit was organized to bring together 15 HESSA partner universities’ representatives to strengthen the structure and mechanisms for students support services in their respective institutions.
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Higher education institutions play pivotal role in promoting Pak-US relations
July 29, 2022

Leaders of higher education institutions in Pakistan visiting the United States will play a pivotal role in promoting people to people contacts and educational linkages between Pakistan and the United States. They would also project the shared soft power of the two countries.
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Female Pakistani college professors talk advancement of women with leaders at UA
July 29, 2022

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - A group of educators from Pakistan came to Tuscaloosa for a cultural exchange. They’re here to learn how women are succeeding in the field of higher education. The University of Alabama and University of Utah partnered with more than a dozen universities in Pakistan. Part of the partnership involves developing women leaders.
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Higher Education Institutes to Help Promote Pak-US Ties
July 28th, 2022

Leaders of higher education institutions in Pakistan visiting the United States will play a pivotal role in promoting people-to-people contacts and educational linkages between Pakistan and the United States.
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UA Hosts Leadership Training for Pakistani Women
July 27th, 2022

The University of Alabama is hosting a two-week higher education leadership training experience for 25 women from 15 Pakistani universities as part of a five-year, $19 million project by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in collaboration with the University of Utah.
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U to Host Pakistani University Vice Chancellors
July 14, 2022

The University of Utah will welcome eleven Vice Chancellors from a diverse range of Pakistan’s universities to learn more about the best practices of top-tier U.S. research institutions. The group will tour the U campus and meet with university representatives and Utah government officials the week of July 18 before continuing their tour in Washington D.C.
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VCs explore ideas to raise standard of higher education in Pakistan
June 26th, 2022

Islamabad : A galaxy of vice chancellors (VCs) representing 15 partner universities of the USAID-funded Higher Education Strengthening Activity (HESSA) project being implemented by the University of Utah and its partners converged in the capital the other day for exchange of ideas on how to strengthen strategic planning in a bid to achieve higher standards of institutional performance in the country’s Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
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Three-day USAID workshop ends on a high note
June 16, 2022

The USAID-funded Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA) concluded a three-day workshop designed for Women’s Leadership in Higher Education here on Wednesday. The course ended with presentation of certificates to as many as thirty women faculty drawn from 15 HESSA partner universities and comprising a fine mix of lecturers, assistant professors and department chairs wearing additional hats as administrators, financial experts, and management and academic affairs.
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Women’s empowerment vital to socio-economic growth
June 14, 2022

ISLAMABAD – At the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), we view women’s empowerment and capacity development as central to Pakistan’s socio-economic growth. Our programming strives to engage more women as leaders and promote gender equality to help reach all Pakistanis.
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Online bootcamp held for higher education faculty training
June 3, 2022

ISLAMABAD – The USAID-funded Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA) being implemented by the University of Utah and its partners initiated the first phase of the faculty training programme by holding an online bootcamp training session.
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Training of higher education leadership ends on high note
May 16, 2022

Islamabad : The first of a series of training workshops aimed at the capacity-building of higher education leadership and faculty representing the 15 partner universities of the USAID-funded Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA) concluded on the heels of the official launch of the HESSA project here the other day.
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$19m US-Pak Initiative Launched
March 13, 2022

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the government of Pakistan, launched a $19 million, five-year programme here Thursday to improve Pakistan’s higher education system and increase the employability of university graduates.
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International Women’s Day Celebration
March 8, 2022

The Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA) organized a panel discussion on ‘Women and Higher Education in Pakistan – Agents of Change’ to commemorate International Women’s Day. The objective of the themes event was to highlight women’s current and future roles in higher education in Pakistan, with a focus on recognizing their important contributions as decision-makers, stakeholders, experts, and educators across all levels.
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USAID’s Higher Education System Strengthening Activity inaugurates at NUST
Feb 18, 2022

USAID’s Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA) project has been inaugurated at the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST). HESSA is a project of the governments of the United States and Pakistan, launched from the platform of USAID. The project aims to reinforce the country’s higher education system by capacity building of HEIs. Launched in October 2021, the five-year project will serve as an impetus to enhance graduate employability and improve relevance, adequacy and inclusivity vis-à-vis the higher education ecosystem of Pakistan. HESSA’s approach hinges upon engaging a wide array of stakeholders to introduce feasible, relevant, viable and sustainable reforms.
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Top professionals discuss ways to elevate status of higher education
Feb 28, 2022

Higher education professionals from across Pakistan and the United States converged in town for a two-day activity where intellectual contributions were made to identify challenges common to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), to build linkages with the global higher education community, to create an interface for stakeholder engagement by building synergies, and to brainstorm possible solutions to elevate the status of higher education in Pakistan.
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Synergizing Exercise with Pakistan’s Higher Education Institutions Begins
Feb 17, 2022

An inaugural stakeholders’ consultative meeting organized under the auspices of the five-year USAID-funded Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA) project concluded at Marriott here on Wednesday.

The two-day event, titled ‘Building Strategic Alliances,’ comprised a gathering of senior representatives of public sector Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from across all provinces of Pakistan.
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Delegation from The University of Utah, USA visited NUST
Oct 6, 2021

The visiting delegate encouraged and highly appreciated NUST’s performance and facilities provided for its faculty and students to ensure quality teaching, learning and research.
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