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USAID's international summit on higher education and workforce development concludes
December 24, 2022

An International Summit on Higher Education and Workforce Development in the 21st Century was held in Islamabad as part of USAID’s Higher Education System Strengthening Activity. The 3-day international summit included five sessions that addressed significant concerns of higher education institutions (HEIs)...
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Progress made by HESSA reviewed in VCs’ meeting
December 15, 2022

The meeting reviewed the progress made so far by HESSA, future implementation roadmap, and emphasized the need to chalk out institution-specific plan for enhancing project impact.
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Vice chancellors meeting hosted at IBA Karachi
December 15, 2022

Vice chancellors of 14 Pakistani varsities Wednesday held a consultative meeting under the USAID’s Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA).
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VCs meeting held
December 15, 2022

The vice chancellors (VCs) of fourteen Pakistani universities held a consultative meeting under the USAID’s Higher Education System Streng­thening Activity (HESSA). 
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USAID successfully concludes 3-day summit on higher education and workforce development
December 4, 2022

The International Summit on Higher Education and Workforce Development in the 21st Century concluded in Islamabad the other day, after three days of deliberations and discussions.
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Policymakers urged to revamp curricula, build capacity of teachers and research faculty
December 2, 2022

Minister of Federal Education and Professional Training, Rana Tanveer Hussain Friday urged the policymakers and practitioners to review and revamp the curricula, invest in building capacities of teaching and research faculty and bring about a paradigm shift from subject-focused rote learning to an interdisciplinary approach to research and education.
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US Holds Summit on Higher Education and Workforce Development in Islamabad
December 1, 2022

United States Ambassador Donald Blome, joined officials from the University of Utah and the Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Ahsan Iqbal, to inaugurate the International Summit on Higher Education and Workforce Development on Wednesday.
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NDMA thanks US for flood relief help
December 1, 2022

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt Gen Inam Haider Malik on Wednesday expressed his gratitude to US Ambassador Donald Blome for Washington-led assistance to Islamabad for the victims of the recent devastating floods in the country.
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Pak-US efforts to elevate higher education sector
December 1, 2022

United States Ambassador Donald Blome joined officials from the University of Utah and the Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, to inaugurate the International Summit on Higher Education and Workforce Development today.
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Access to education: Ahsan
December 1, 2022

Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Professor Ahsan Iqbal said here Wednesday that the government was committed to providing the underprivileged class access to education.
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  • November 30, 2022

    United States Ambassador Donald Blome joined officials from the University of Utah and the Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, to inaugurate the International Summit on Higher Education and Workforce Development today.

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  • November 30, 2022

    Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Professor Ahsan Iqbal said here Wednesday that the government was committed to providing the underprivileged class access to education.

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  • October 27, 2022

    USAID’s Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA) conducted a two-day training titled ‘Advancing Leadership Capacities of Deans’ for public sector universities. In total, 29 Deans from 15 Pakistani partner universities participated in the training.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • Cs 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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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