Focus Areas

Partner Universities

Promoting student microenterprise development at Karakoram International University (KIU), Gilgit-Baltistan

Dr. Mehfooz Ullah is an Assistant Professor of Business Management Programs at Karakoram International University (KIU) in Gilgit, Pakistan. He is also responsible for the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) at the institution. KIU has begun offering business incubation and entrepreneurship programs, and for this reason, Ullah was nominated by his university leadership […]

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USAID Supports Student Microenterprise Development

From February 19-28, 2023, USAID’s Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA) led a delegation of 17 Pakistanis (including five women) representing each of HESSA’s 16 partner universities, as well as a representative from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to Indonesia for the Student Microenterprise Development Study Tour.   Indonesia was selected as the location for […]

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Providing opportunities for students’ career development and entrepreneurship at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University (SBKWU)

Dr. Farrukh Bashir receives her participation certificate at the HESSA student support services annual summit organized in Pakistan, July 2022 Dr. Farrukh Bashir is an Assistant Professor and focal person of ‘Kamyab Jawan Markaz (KJM)’ or ‘Students’ Facilitation Center’ at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University (SBKWU), Quetta, Pakistan. She has been associated with the USAID’s […]

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HESSA helps Pakistani higher ed leader reimagine her role

Dr. Aqsa Shabbir (2nd left) alongside international trainers and other colleagues from LCWU at the HESSA student support services annual summit organized in Pakistan, July 2022 Dr. Aqsa Shabbir, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of Research, Innovation and Commercialization, has been at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) for the last 10 years. […]

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