LONDON: Pakistani students and faculty members will be able to get graduate scholarships and visiting fellowships at Oxford University under a new initiative launched in London titled, the Oxford Pakistan Programme (OPP).
The initiative that has drawn strong support from the Oxford University, the High Commission for Pakistan in London, and the British High Commission in Islamabad was launched at a high-profile event in London at Pakistan’s embassy.
Besides this, the Programme has raised pledges of over 500,000 from Pakistani businessmen and key members of the Pakistani diaspora in the UK.
This initiative, the Oxford Pakistan Programme (OPP), aims to promote various Pakistan-related activities at the University of Oxford. This will include graduate scholarships for deserving students, visiting fellowships for Pakistani faculty members and special lectures on Pakistan.
It is the brainchild of Professor Adeel Malik of the University of Oxford, Dr Talha J. Pirzada, Lecturer in Aerospace Materials and Haroon Zaman, Trainee Lawyer at Travers Smith, London. They were assisted in this effort by Oxford alumni Minahil Saqib and Dr.Mohsin Javed.
In his keynote speech at the event, Syed Babar Ali, founder of the Lahore University of Management Sciences, termed this initiative as a historic effort, the first of its kind, that will unlock incommensurate opportunities for Pakistani scholars.
Malala Yousufzai, who has been a strong supporter of this initiative from the outset, announced...
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