For the on-going U.S.–Pakistan University Partnerships Grants Program (UPGP), this quarter saw a flurry of activity. Here are some of the highlights:
In July and August, USEFP launched three new grants for the Lahore College for Women University, the Institute of Management Sciences in Peshawar, and the University of Science and Technology in Bannu.
In August, Fatima Jinnah Women University hosted a UPGP grant-supported three-day international conference at its campus in Rawalpindi titled ‘Strengthening Teaching and Research Capacity – Collaborative Partnership in Social Sciences’. Papers were presented by faculty from Pakistan, the United States, and Malaysia.
In September, the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University in Peshawar hosted a one-day international conference on mental health care for women. The event, also supported by a UPGP grant, took place at the Mariott Hotel in Islamabad. Academics from across Pakistan, the USA, and Canada presented their research.
The UPGP provides grants to support partnerships between Pakistani and American universities. The program is funded by the United States Government through the United States Embassy in Islamabad and administered by USEFP. UPGP is currently supporting 27 grants programs across the country with over 100 Pakistani public and private universities and 11 American universities on-board to form partnerships.
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