Nasha bin Rodziadi became the first Malaysian scholar to complete a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Peshawar. The scholar was admitted to the PhD programme under an agreement signed by Universiti Sains Malaysia and University of Peshawar some years ago.
His subject was a detailed study and analysis of inscriptions found in the Gandhara region. For his research, he collected material from all the museums of Pakistan.
UoP Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Rasul Jan awarded the doctorate to the scholar during a ceremony at the varsity on Monday. He said the doors of UoP were open to international scholars and more foreign students should come to the varsity. The VC added there was little doubt the intake of foreign students had decreased due to the security situation.
He said Universiti Sains Malaysia was interested in collaborating with UoP in the fields of disaster management, peace and conflict studies.
After getting his degree from UoP, Dr Nasha bin Rodziai has been offered the post of assistant professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2016.
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