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Education department organizes colloquium at FJWU.

RAWALPINDI, January 28, 2012 (Balochistan Times): A colloquium at Fatima Jinnah Women University was organized by the Department of Education. The chairpersons of different departments and faculty were present on this occasion while Dr. Maryam Rab, Registrar, FJWU and Dr. Sophia Khalid, lecturer, Department of Environmental Sciences were the guest speakers. Dr. Maryam Rab was the only invitee from South Asia to attend the conference at Sweden in December, 2011. The topic which she had presented was; Internationalization for low income countries: Where do we stand The conference basically examines the challenges faced by the universities of the developing countries as a result of internationalization. She gave brief statistics related to Pakistan and Fatima Jinnah Women University. The ambition of the internationalization is to offer benefits to improve their education and attract foreign students and staff. The challenges and opportunities faced by internationalization were also discussed in detail. Fifteen years back internationalization in Pakistan meant establishing labs, students mobility, starting external programs etc. but now internationalization is knowledge, students and faculty exchange. It also focuses on the reversal of brain drain, cross-cultural studies; joint publications and sabbaticals. There were suggestions for the higher education to be internationalized. Infrastructure should be developed along with joint researches, setup of doctoral schools and research centers. Dr. Sophia Khalid has earned her Ph.D from Imperial College London in Environmental Sciences on HEC Scholarship in 2007. The topic of her research was An investigation into environmental modifiers of grasslands response to tropospheric zone. Her research gained popularity in the media and the project was being funded as well. The colloquium ended with a very productive question and answer session.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Article Type:Conference notes
Date:Jan 28, 2012
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