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HESSA helps Pakistani higher ed leader reimagine her role

Dr. Aqsa Shabbir with a colleague from LCWU and NED Karachi along with Dr. Steve Burian at HESSA Inaugural Consultative Meeting in February 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. In February […]

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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 Community Invited to Support Pakistanis Impacted by Record Floods

Dr. Amir M. Arain, U Health professor and epileptologist, was born in MirpurKhas, Pakistan and spent most of his life in the bustling port city of Karachi. Though Arain’s medical career ultimately led him to settle in the U.S. Mountain West, a large part of his heart has always remained in his native South Asia. […]

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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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U team travels to Pakistan to launch $19 million USAID initiative

University of Utah officials recently traveled to Islamabad, Pakistan to hold the first Stakeholders Meeting of the new Higher Education Systems Strengthening Activity (HESSA)—a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—funded initiative aimed at advancing the country’s higher education system. A 5-year, $19 million grant was awarded to the U and partners by USAID to provide […]

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