Karachi, University of Karachi is one of the premier institutions of higher learning and research in Pakistan, and counted in the top universities of world, said KU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser at a ceremony of awarding the EU Scholarships.
Dr. Qaiser said that the accomplished recipients of scholarships would act as ambassadors of Pakistan at their respective foreign universities, and were testament to the fact that Karachi University’s (KU) education standards were at par with the academic quality of institutions abroad.
Prof Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, who organized the ceremony, along with several department deans as well as the Registrar was present.
The vice chancellor added that that he believed that the university would continue helping students in this regard in the future.
Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi explained that KU had first submitted proposals for the concerned foreign program, which was then approved by the European Union (EU) after passing the stringent requirements for the university’s expertise in the field of research. The fact needs to be accentuated that KU was the first Pakistani university to be selected as a consortium member of the EU project Erasmus Mundus Europe Asia.
Seven candidates were awarded the scholarships which include Ms. Mariya Khan Assistant Registrar (BASR Section), Waqar Ahmed of Environmental Studies, Muhammad Faisal Awan of Department of International Relations, Ms. Saima Malhi of Department of Pharmacy, Ms. Amber Atta of Department of Chemistry (HEJ Institute), Nafees Anwar Siddiqui of Department of Statistics and M. Irfan of Department of Chemistry (HEJ Research Institute).