American universities’ delegation discusses scholarship and exchange programs with Shah Latif University

Michigan State University has more than 50,000 enrolment and 275 degree programs with students from 80 countries

Michigan State University is among top 100 universities of the world. Wayne State University, Detroit, USA, established in 1868, has 27000 students.

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A delegation of Professors of Michigan State University, and Wayne State University, Detroit, USA visited the Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur on Thursday and discussed the Scholarship Opportunities, Linkages and Exchange Program of Faculty and Students.

The interactive session on Scholarship Opportunities, Linkages and Exchange Program of Faculty and Students was held at Student Societies Centre.

Prof. Mariana from Michigan State University, US briefed the different aspects of the Michigan State University.

She said, “We have similarity with the culture of Sindh as far as music is concerned. Under the global ties, a Detroit NGO conducted international exchange hosted citizen diplomacy events and tried to create more prosperous and peaceful world. We have long standing collaboration, joint research, exchange opportunities. We are trying to promote inclusive practices”.

She informed that Michigan State University has more than 50,000 students and 275 degree programs.

Dr. Saeed A. Khan, from Wayne State University, Detroit, USA talked on opportunities and collaboration in research and beyond. He briefed that Wayne State University established in 1868 has 27000 students. “Students from 80 countries are getting education there. The University has 350 degree programs,” he said adding that the University is trying to encourage the exchange of students and to promote interdisciplinary research with global community.

Ms. Xinyo talked on Global Engagement and Partnership regarding International Students Programs at Michigan State University. She said it is a global University promoting civic education, rule of law and working on indigenous issues. “It is among top 100 Universities of world having 200 academic programs”.

She said that the thematic research is being conducted on 39 programs i.e. food and agriculture, education and learning, health and nutrition, environment and energy.

She revealed that currently they are embarking two research projects in Pakistan on interfaith community building and women leadership in higher education in Punjab province.

US-Universities-Delegation-Khairpur-Sindh Courier-1She said that the purpose of visit at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur was discuss capacity building, trainings, research projects, visit of scholars and students and faculty, students exchange.

Dr. Brittany Afolter said that Michigan State University is working on University Research Corridor Cluster. The purpose is to share the advance knowledge at global level and increasing prosperity and connecting the Michigan State University to world.

Mr. Ali Chohan, Education Advisor US Consulate, Karachi said that US government is committed to provide educational opportunities to Pakistani students.

Mr. Bilal Rizvi from US Consulate, Karachi apprised the faculty and students about the salient features of Undergraduate and Fulbright Scholarship Program under United State Education Foundation Pakistan (USEFP). He said the above scholarships are fully funded.

Earlier, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto welcomed the US delegation of Professors.

Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto said the Shah Abdul Latif University is catering academic needs of the area with excellence and providing a viable platform to youth for their capacity building. VC said he is optimistic that under the Higher Education opportunities in US, the Faculty Members and Students will be benefited.

Prof. Dr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh, Director Postgraduate Studies and Focal Person briefed the delegation regarding different research programs and projects embarked by the University.

The Deans, Directors, Chairpersons, In-charges, Faculty Members, Scholars and Students attended the session.


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