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USAID Supports Strategic Planning at 16 Pakistani Universities


Islamabad, October 23, 2023: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Higher Education System Strengthening Activity, organized a strategic planning dialogue for Vice Chancellors of 16 Pakistani universities. Leaders from the public sector universities gathered to share the strategic plans that each university is developing. During the dialogue, university leaders reflected on best practices in academia, research, and governance to kickstart their institution-specific strategic planning.

The Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA), implemented by the University of Utah, brings together an extensive international network of experienced college and university planners to support its partner universities in strengthening their institutional and technical capacities for strategic planning.

The opening session of this 2-day event was chaired by Ms. Maura O’Brien, Deputy Mission Director USAID/Pakistan, alongside Dr. Michael Barber, University of Utah, and Dr. Aslam Chaudhry, Chief of Party HESSA.

During the event, Vice Chancellors began developing their university strategic plans. Over the next few weeks, Vice Chancellors will activate planning teams on their campuses to complete strategic planning.

Speaking at the event, USAID’s Deputy Mission Director Maura O’Brien said, “What makes the Higher Education System Strengthening Activity uniquely powerful is that it brings together both Pakistani and American universities to learn from each other, exchange ideas, and think strategically to solve shared challenges.”

Dr. Aslam Chaudhry, Chief of Party and Research Professor at University of Utah, appreciated USAID’s partnership with the Pakistani government on higher education. Speaking at the event, Dr. Aslam said, “This activity will advance the organizational performance of Pakistani universities based on integrated strategic planning.” Dr. Michael Barber, Professor at University of Utah, said, “We are pleased to implement the Higher Education System Strengthening Activity program on behalf of USAID and will continue to work with Higher Education Commission to advance the higher education sector and make its programs more demand-driven for better graduate employability.”

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

THE World University Rankings 2024 by Subject


Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM), has achieved an unprecedented milestone in the recently released Times Higher Education Ranking 2024. Notably, AWKUM's Computer Science department has secured a remarkable ranking, within the range of 401 to 500. This is the first time the Computer Science department at AWKUM has received such recognition, symbolizing the university's remarkable dedication to academic excellence and innovation.

Computer Science is a field of paramount importance in today's world, propelling technological innovation, software development, and artificial intelligence. AWKUM's strong position in this subject ranking not only advances the field but also equips its students with the skills needed to excel in a rapidly evolving job market. This remarkable success in Computer Science, alongside strong rankings in Physical Sciences (301 - 400) and Life Sciences (501 - 600), highlights AWKUM's multifaceted academic excellence and its profound impact across various domains. These achievements enhance the university's global reputation and attract top talent, solidifying AWKUM's status as a higher education leader in Pakistan and an internationally relevant institution dedicated to advancing knowledge and education.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

M.Com (Final) Viva Date Sheet Annual Examinations 2023

One day seminar on "Mental Health Awareness" organized by Department of Psychology


The Department of Psychology Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan arranged a one day seminar on mental health, Mental Health Awareness. Walk, Poster Presentation and Free Counselling Camp at main campus of university on the occasion of mental health day. Dr. Tahir Farid, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, enriched the participants about the knowledge on mental health and well being. At the end of the seminar, a walk was arranged in supervision of the Head of the Department of Psychology, Dr. Syed Rashid Ali along with faculty and students. The students and faculty displayed playcards regarding Mental health awareness. Furthermore, Coordinator Main Campus, Syed Ali Shah, inaugurated the poster presentations and free counselling camp ceremony. The students presented different Psychological disorders through  poster presentations. At the end both the faculty and students  administered free counselling sessions for the students and employees.