This quarter, under the U.S.-Pakistan University Partnerships Grants Program (UPGP), the Karakoram International University (KIU) in Gilgit, Isra university in Hyderabad, and the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in Islamabad conducted faculty development training programs in collaboration with higher education institutions in the United States.
KIU’s six-month faculty development training program, in cooperation with the University of Oregon in USA, was conducted at four universities: Women University Multan, City University of Science and Information Technology in Peshawar, University of Poonch in Rawalakot, and University of Baltistan in Skardu. Collectively, over 70 faculty members received multi-disciplinary trainings focused on environmental conservation, leadership development, and student entrepreneurship.
The Department of Management Sciences at Isra University, in partnership with Ball State University, conducted trainings at seven leading public sector universities in Sindh. The sessions focused on curriculum design, collaborative research, grant writing, teaching methodology, and the promotion of educational and cultural exchange. Faculty members from the University of Sindh in Jamshoro and its allied campuses in Thatta and Badin, Shah Abdul Latif University in Khairpur, Sindh Agriculture University in Tando Jam, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences in Jamshoro, and University of Sufism and Modern Sciences in Bhit Shah actively took part.
The National University of Modern Languages in Islamabad, in cooperation with the University of North Texas (UNT), launched a six-month program titled ‘Teaching English Language and Literature in Pakistan: Faculty Development and Research Collaboration in Focus’. Around 45 English department faculty members from six public sector universities – FATA University in Darra Adam Khel, University of Baltistan in Skardu, Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology in Khuzdar, Women University Swabi, the University of Swabi, and Kohsar University in Murree – joined the training.
The U.S. – Pakistan University Partnerships Grants Program has 25 active grants supporting faculty development trainings at 73 Pakistani public and private sector universities with over 120 participating university departments across the country. This program is administered by USEFP and funded by the United States Government.