Sino-Pak dual diploma programme launched

Gwadar Pro Faisalabad: Two Pakistani and Chinese educational institutions this week launched a Sino-Pak dual diploma programme here. Bailie Vocational College China and the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) launched the dual diploma programme in Modern Agriculture Technology in collaboration with Tang International Education Group in which students will spend two years at UAF and […]

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Aseefa Bhutto stresses on empowerment of youth via technical, vocational training

Staff Writer Larkana: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Aseefa Bhutto Zardari this week stressed on the importance of empowering the youth, particularly women, through technical and vocational training and education, a necessity to create decent economic opportunities for younger generations and for the socio-economic sustainability of the country. Aseefa, who is former president Asif Ali […]

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Science, Technology varsity to be established in Kurrum: Sajid Hussain Turi

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi announced this week that a science and technology varsity would be established at Kurrum District of the ex-FATA area. The minister said this University is a catalyst project for the people of tribal areas who had been deprived of their […]

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Marriyum pays tributes to teachers for educating dyslexic children

Staff Writer Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb this week acknowledged the crucial role played by teachers, parents and civil society in ensuring every dyslexic child becomes literate. In a statement, she said that a special month was being celebrated to highlight the difficulty in reading and writing among dyslexia children. She said […]

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Pakistani students can get international degrees from Italian universities at low cost: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Pakistani students can get international degrees from the Italian universities at low cost. Given that about 30,000-35,000 students go abroad to study every six months, countries are interested in attracting students from Pakistan. Until recent times, Italian universities taught in the national […]

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British High Commission delegation meets Education Minister Sindh

Staff Writer Karachi: A two-member delegation from British High Commission Islamabad calls on the Sindh Minister for Education and Culture Syed Sardar Ali Shah at his office this week to discuss the possible areas of cooperation. They agreed in principle to work out the possibilities for further strengthening the different policy areas and policy procedures […]

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More Pakistani vocational institutes to partner with Chinese

China Economic Net Islamabad: “The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is formulating and improving the policy for dual degree programs in Pakistan. I look forward to the first China-Pakistan dual degree program officially approved by HEC which will be launched at Karakoram International University”, said Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman of Pakistan’s HEC in a meeting with […]

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Chevening SAJP Online Application Window Opens

Staff Writer Islamabad: The Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP) online application window is now open to receive applications for the 2022/23 cohort, the British High Commission announced this week. The scheme is aimed at mid-career journalists from South Asian countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives who are passionate […]

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Ambassador Lis Rosenholm visits NUST, interacts with faculty, students

Staff Writer Islamabad: The Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan, Lis Rosenholm visited National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Pakistan this week. The dignitary had a detailed meeting with Rector NUST Engineer Javed Mahmood Bukhari and senior management of the university. Matters of mutual interest, particularly forging meaningful partnerships between NUST and Danish institutions, came […]

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Education best investment for future of Pakistan: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that the education is the best investment for the future of Pakistan. Speaking at an event here, the envoy appreciated the Pakistani authorities for focusing on the education to boost the higher literacy level. Moreover, he spoke on the fact that Italy and […]

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UK unveils 130m-pound programme for girls’ education in Pakistan

Newswire Islamabad: The United Kingdom this week announced a bilateral programme worth up to 130 million pounds to support girls’ education in Pakistan that will impact nearly 17 million children. The programme, titled “Girls and Out of School: Action for Learning (GOAL)”, will support the governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtun­khwa to improve outcomes for […]

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China Soong Ching Ling Foundation “Junior Cultural Ambassadors” Event launched

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: In order to promote cultural exchanges and mutual learning, and tighten people-to-people bonds between different countries, China Soong Ching Ling Foundation this week launched the 2022″Junior Cultural Ambassadors” Event in Islamabad. The event is expected to build a platform for young people all over the world to make the acquaintance of each […]

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First-ever Pak-Japan Center to strengthen bilateral cooperation inaugurated at NUST

Staff Writer Islamabad: The first-ever Pak-Japan Centre was inaugurated in Pakistan at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The centre was inaugurated jointly by Lt Gen (Retd) Javed Mahmood Bukhari, Rector NUST, and Mitsuhiro Wada, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan. The facility has been established through […]

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UK Alumni Awards 2021–22 in Lahore showcase impact of UK higher education

Newswire Lahore: The British Council in collaboration with the British High Commission (BHC) on Saturday celebrated the success of outstanding alumni of UK universities from Pakistan with the 7th Annual UK Alumni Awards and distributed certificates to Chevening mentors. Head of Communications and Public Diplomacy at the BHC, Fouzia Younis along with British Council’s Director […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo urges Afghanistan to promote education

Newswire Islamabad: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week urged Afghanistan to promote education, especially for women. He retweeted a post by History of Afghanistan, which read: “1,000 years ago, the region of Afghanistan was a bastion of learning & pioneering educational institutions. Europe’s first college was modelled after the Islamic College (madrasa), which […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese, Albana Ferrarese inaugurate FWSC

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese and his spouse Madame Albana Ferrarese inaugurated Future World School & College (FWSC), at Sector H-11/4 this week. Founder & CEO Dr. Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq TI, Executive Director Anna Faisal, Directors and Principal Future World School & College Muneeze Muzaffar were present at this auspicious occasion. The […]

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‘Education for all vital for progress, prosperity of country’ Asad Qaiser

Staff Writer Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaiser this week underlined the importance of water conservation and education for all for the sustainable future of the country. While addressing a ceremony related to Tarbella Five extension project he said the initiative of WAPDA under a decade of Dams would help Pakistan to achieve water autarchy. […]

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Pakistani students should apply for Australia Awards Scholarships: Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Staff Writer “Australia Awards Scholarships. Great opportunity for Pakistani students to pursue their studies in top Australian universities,” he tweeted. Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week urged the Pakistani students to apply for Australia Awards Scholarships. Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and […]

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Japan to allow in some foreign students, making exception to ban

Newswire Tokyo: Japan plans to allow 87 government-sponsored foreign students into the country, making an exception to the country’s current entry ban on nonresident foreigners amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the top spokesman said this week. Entry of the students will possibly be allowed from later this month and they will be required to quarantine for […]

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Pakistani and Chinese institutes sign agreement to initiate academic collaboration

China Economic Net Islamabad: Pakistani Islamabad Medical and Dental College (IMDC) and Anhui Medical University (AHMU) of Hefei Anhui have entered into an agreement to initiate academic collaboration. Managing Director IMDC, Yasir Khan Niazi and President AHMU Dr CaO YUN XIA signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations, said an official statement issued […]

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International Islamic University Islamabad invites applications for Chinese language courses

China Economic Net Islamabad: Pakistan’s International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) this week invited applications for Chinese language courses. A spokesperson of IIUI said that successful applicants will be able to learn four languages including Chinese, Urdu, English and Persian. He added that the eligible candidates have been asked to submit applications by January 17. Chinese, […]

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Japan-sponsored vocational training centre completed in Mirpurkhas

Newswire Karachi: The Government of Japan extended a grant of $89,283 to Advocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundation for “The Project for Constructing ARTS Vocational Training Centre in Mirpurkhas” under the scheme of Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). Through this grant, they constructed a vocational training centre in the rural area […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo concerned about Afghan children’s future

Newswire Rome: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo said this week that he was concerned about the future of the Afghan children. “Today, on World Children’s Day, my thoughts go to them and their future,” he tweeted, citing the children in the war-torn country where he worked hard for peace until August. Ambassador Stefano […]

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Using mechanical tools improves our language skills, study finds

Our ability to understand the syntax of complex sentences is one of the most difficult language skills to acquire. In 2019, research had revealed a correlation between being particularly proficient in tool use and having good syntactic ability. A new study, by researchers from Inserm, CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and Université Lumière Lyon […]

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Chevening Mentoring Scheme 2021-22 focuses on women, minorities

Newswire Islamabad: Head of Communication Pakistan Network, Fouzia Younis this week launched the second phase of the Chevening mentoring scheme at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The scheme is designed to support women and minorities who are lawyers and entrepreneurs to enhance their skills, knowledge and work performance. The British High Commission […]

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Japan contributes $6.5 million to support safe access to quality education for children in rural Damascus and Aleppo

Newswire Damascus: The Government of Japan has contributed US$6.5 million to support scaling up the access of vulnerable children to safe learning facilities, via light rehabilitation, as well as enhanced education outcomes, through teacher training in the governorates of Aleppo and Rural Damascus in Syria. The funding will ensure close to 24,000 children benefit from […]

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Top Karachi universities to get Chinese hybrid buses

Gwadar Pro Karachi: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi said this week that Port Qasim will gift Chinese hybrid buses to the University of Karachi, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Sindh Medical College (SMC) and NED University. Speaking to journalists here, he remarked that the government wanted to facilitate the top educational […]

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First education supervision regulation since PRC’s founding

Wan Lin and Lu Yameng China’s first official regulation on education supervision since the founding of the People’s Republic of China took effect this week. Education authorities said the regulation will mainly focus on local governments and schools’ implementation of the newly introduced measures to reducing pressure on students and parents as China further advances […]

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British Chevening scholarship awarded to 42 Pakistani scholars

Newswire Islamabad: The British High Commission organised a virtual pre-departure event this week for Pakistani scholars who have been awarded the Chevening scholarship 2021-22.This year, 42 Pakistani scholars have been selected through a rigorous recruitment process and will soon proceed to the UK to study a one year master’s programme, funded by the UK Government’s […]

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Space scientists reveal secret behind Jupiter’s ‘energy crisis’

New research published in Nature has revealed the solution to Jupiter’s ‘energy crisis’, which has puzzled astronomers for decades.Space scientists at the University of Leicester worked with colleagues from the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA), Boston University, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) to reveal the mechanism […]

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