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Alum-Led Team Wins Prestigious Tech Competition in Turkey

A team helmed by Fulbrighter Adeel Yousaf won first place at the International Free Mission Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Competition. Organized under the banner of TEKNOFEST – one of the biggest tech events of the world – the contest was held in Bursa, Turkey, in September 2021. Over 240 teams from ...
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Fulbright Alum Takes Charge of the University of Swabi

USEFP would like to congratulate Dr. Nasir Jamal Khattak who has recently been inducted as Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Swabi. He has over three decades of teaching and research experience and has served in key positions at various institutions. He was the VC of the Kohat University ...
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Humphrey Alum Receives Prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award

Dr. Amjad Saqib founded Akhuwat, an interest- and collateral-free microfinance program, nearly two decades ago. Today, that same not-for-profit program has grown into Pakistan’s largest microfinance institution that helps millions of poor families – and it has now won Dr. Saqib the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2021, the ‘Nobel prize of ...
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Spotlight Alum: Dr. Zaeem Zia

We spoke to Dr. Zaeem Zia, the District Health Officer currently heading the mass vaccination efforts in Islamabad, about his Fulbright experience, the crucial work he is doing, and so much more… What led you to apply for the Fulbright Program? As a student, I always wanted to study abroad ...
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Humphrey Alum Appointed Chairman of the FBR

USEFP would like to congratulate Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed, an Inland Revenue Service officer and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, for his induction as chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). A keen learner, Dr. Ahmed went to the University of Washington in 2010 on a Humphrey Fellowship to further ...
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Alum-led Startup Aims to Revolutionize Exam Prep in Pakistan

Edkasa, a fast-growing education technology startup co-founded by Fulbright alum Annum Sadiq, aims to solve what is arguably the country’s biggest problem: access to quality education. With a user base of 55,000 students already, over one million hours of recorded viewing time, more than 250,000 answered student queries in just ...
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Alums Bring Home Prestigious Google Research Scholar Award

Dr. Mohsen Ali and Dr. Izza Aftab are making waves. The pair of Fulbright alum, both professors at the Information Technology University in Lahore, have bagged the coveted Google Research Scholar Award worth USD 60,000 – and they are the only Pakistanis to have won this year. Work that makes ...
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Six Fulbright Alumni Appointed Vice Chancellors

USEFP would like to congratulate the following Fulbright alumni who have recently been inducted as Vice Chancellors: Dr. Kanwal Ameen, University of Home Economics, Lahore Dr. Ameen is an award-winning teacher, author, and researcher who pursued her post-doctoral studies in library science at the University of Missouri in 2010. Before ...
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Fulbright Alum and Team Bag Prestigious International Grant

Fulbright alumnus Dr. Mohsen Ali and his team at Information Technology University (ITU) recently won the highly competitive international research grant ‘AI for Earth Innovation’ for their work on glaciers. This grant, a joint initiative of National Geographic and Microsoft, aims to support projects that use artificial intelligence to improve ...
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