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In collaboration with George Mason University USA, the University of Karachi has trained faculty members of 14 different universities across the country to bring significant changes in the social sciences syllabus of the country’s higher education institutions.

According to details, the KU and GMU under the University Partnerships Grants Programme 2020-23, had launched ‘sustainable curriculum development’ under the project ‘expanding career opportunities for young students through sustainable curriculum design’ earlier this year.

Under this project, 330 faculty members of 14 partner universities were trained in their respective campuses within a short span of 45 days.

The training focused on the conversion of the quality curriculum into a sustainable quality curriculum that includes social, economic, political, and technical integration to ensure that the final degree remains relevant to the local academic scenario.

The vice chancellor and representatives of the 14 partner universities met the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi on Wednesday.

The meeting discussed how to implement the sustainable curriculum development project in their respective universities, the possible outcomes of the sustainable curriculum development project, and its impact on the local market and society.

As per details, the partner universities are Bahria University Karachi, BBSU Layari Karachi, COMSATS University, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, Government College Women University Sialkot, Jinnah University for Women Karachi, Karakorum International University, Lasbela University Uthal Balochistan, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, University of Balochistan, University of Azad Jammu Kashmir Muzaffarabad, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology Abbottabad, and Women University Mardan.

The faculty members of the KU Department of Public Administration Dr Mustafa Hyder and Dr Tehmina Faisal along with their team have trained the faculty members of these universities across Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 24th, 2022.

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