LUMS represents Pakistan at International Staff Week in Turkey – Latest News – The Nation

LAHORE – LUMS represented Pakistan at the International Staff Week organized by Koç University in Turkey. The objective of the program prepares universities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) of LUMS led Pakistan’s participation. The OIA is responsible for promoting international collaborations between LUMS and its international partners to expand the university’s global footprint and recognition. To achieve this, the Office is continuously working on creating new opportunities for student, faculty and staff exchange, having organized various academic and cultural events on the LUMS campus with international partners in France, Germany, Japan and other countries.
Ammaar Bin Saleem from the Office of Advancement represented LUMS and was joined by representatives from the Middle East, Europe, Asia and North America. During the event, the audience learned about several high-impact community programs introduced by LUMS to promote access to higher education across Pakistan, including the national outreach program, Women Scholarship initiative at the Suleman Dawood School of Business and merit-based financial aid. and scholarships offered to eligible students. Other highlights of the event include a general exchange of views on how to make higher education more sustainable through global best practices and creating knowledge sharing opportunities to strengthen global stakeholder engagement. and cross-learning.
Commenting on the program at Koç University, Dr. Arshad Ahmad, LUMS Vice-Chancellor said, “For a sustainable future and wider international footprint, LUMS is exploring various channels to better showcase Pakistan on the global stage. It was a great honor for LUMS to represent Pakistan in the program and we hope this will lead to collaborations, exchange of ideas and dialogue. OIA Director Dr. Furrukh Khan remarked, “Links such as these are the cornerstone of the assertive policy that LUMS pursues to assume a greater role in the educational sphere internationally. As the world opens up after COVID-19 restrictions, LUMS will increasingly engage with other stakeholders in national, regional and international forums. The OIA fully supports this initiative and will continue to seek other opportunities for students, staff and faculty to strengthen existing ties and explore avenues for future collaborations.
Commenting on his experience, Ammaar Bin Saleem, said such networking opportunities are vital for an exchange of ideas at a global forum. He also applauded the role of the LUMS Center for Internationalization in proactively creating such international engagement opportunities for staff, faculty and students.

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