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Partnership Grants Continue to Bolster Faculty Development

Under the ongoing U.S. – Pakistan University Partnerships Grants Program (UPGP) 2020-2023, two faculty development programs were launched this quarter.

USD 40,000 grant to strengthen management faculty

Uni of Pesh - Opening Ceremony

The University of Peshawar’s Institute of Management Studies commenced a five-month teacher training and development program featuring eight public and private sector university departments specializing in management studies. The three-module program aims to provide a career development opportunity to business school faculty of the selected universities in Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The modules are professional development, research and productivity, and grant acquisition. Faculty members will attend face-to-face events as well as online training sessions. They will also be mentored by experts. The partner universities are:

  • Women University Mardan
  • Iqra National University
  • Abasyn University
  • Karakoram International University (and its sub campuses)
  • University of AJK Muzaffarabad
  • Women University Bagh
  • Mirpur University of Science and Technology

 USD 37,000 grant to strengthen literature faculty

Kinnaird College - Training

 In Lahore, Kinniard College for Women’s Department of English Literature launched a six-month teacher training and development program consisting of eight public sector university departments specializing in English literature. The program supports lecturers and assistant professors (mostly women) with trainings in pedagogy, research, and curriculum development and design with a focus on American literature. The eight partner universities are:

  • University of Lahore in Sargoha
  • University of Education
  • The Women University, Multan
  • Karakoram International University, Gilgit
  • Government College University, Faisalabad
  • National University of Modern Languages
  • Government College Women University Sialkot
  • Government College for Women

About UPGP

UPGP is funded by the United States Government through the United States Embassy in Islamabad and administered by USEFP. So far, the program has provided 32 grants nationwide worth over USD 1.2 million supporting the training of 2000+ faculty in more than a hundred public and private universities. For more information, please click here.


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