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HESSA helps Pakistani higher ed leader reimagine her role

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. In February 2022, she attended the inaugural stakeholder consultative meeting held in Islamabad for discussing and assessing the status of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Pakistan. […]

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USAID Imparts Leadership Training to Deans of Public Sector Universities

On October 26-27, 2022, the 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. The inaugural session was attended by Anne Flaker, USAID Director of Education; Asima Rehman, USAID Senior […]

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U Helps Prepare Pakistani Higher Ed to Meet Market Needs

A group of eight university Vice Chancellors from Pakistan recently spent a week training at the University of Utah as part of the Higher Education Systems Strengthening Activity (HESSA)–a USAID-funded, U-led project. During their one-week visit in July, the education leaders toured U facilities and learned more about U.S. university management. Pakistan’s population is the […]

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Humanities Hosts Sun Yat-Sen Students for Summer Immersion Program

Twenty-five students together with their teacher from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China spent three weeks of August at the U exploring the American West via the newly-launched Humanities Summer Program.  The students maintained a busy schedule during their stay, both taking courses in Writing & Rhetoric, American History, Sociology, and Religions in the U.S and weaving into them excursions to Bryce Canyon National Park, Promontory Point, the U’s […]

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Uniting in shared experiences

UNITING IN SHARED EXPERIENCES International pen pals meet… real life. This happens every year for students from the Granite School District and students from Asia, thanks to the U’s Office for Global Engagement. The Global Campus Program is one of many programs organized to introduce the University of Utah to an international audience. The program, in its ninth year, began as a College of Education initiative […]

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A decade of international friendships

A decade of international friendships This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Global Campus Program, a partnership among the University of Utah’s Office for Global Engagement, Granite School District, and Incheon International High School (IIHS) in South Korea. The experience offers all students a chance to investigate cultural similarities and differences, explore academic opportunities, […]

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