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U hosts Pakistani deans for week-long study tour at Salt Lake City campus

With the vast portfolio of responsibilities that comes with the role, academic deans are notorious for having full calendars. So, it was no small feat to arrange for 23 deans of Pakistani higher education institutions to meet with over two dozen University of Utah deans and administrators during a week-long study tour at the U’s […]

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Celebrating a Decade of Global U

As the Office for Global Engagement celebrates ten years of “Connecting U to the World,” we invite you to join us in reminiscing on some of the most memorable moments of the last Global U decade: Bringing the University of Utah to South Korea In 2014, the University of Utah opened its extended campus in […]

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U Seeing Impacts in HESSA Year Three

University of Utah faculty and staff are making an impact on Pakistan’s educational ecosystem through the USAID’s Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA). Now in its third year, the project’s trainings, exchanges, and networking are proving to be successful. “It’s so rewarding to witness the impact of our collective efforts. We have a great team […]

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Pakistani university presidents visit U Asia Campus, South Korea

As part of USAID’s Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA), the University of Utah Asia Campus hosted eleven Pakistani university presidents on a study tour of South Korea from March 13-17. The week-long visit was designed to help the Vice Chancellors learn more about the academic practices of Korean universities and public institutions and explore […]

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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 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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