Pakistani woman wins academic award at Oxford University

Published: September 13, 2017
Dean Peter Tufano and Azimi. Photo: Fisher Studios

Dean Peter Tufano and Azimi. Photo: Fisher Studios

A Pakistani woman has been awarded the highest academic honour as an MBA student at the University of Oxford, UK.

According to a press release, Kanza Azeemi received the respected Saïd Prize as she completed her MBA from Saïd Business School at Oxford University. She achieved this position among a class of 327 students from 58 countries.

Peter Tufano, the dean of Saïd Business School, announced Azeemi’s award in a prestigious end of course ceremony held at the university’s centuries-old Sheldonian Theatre.

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The Saïd Prize is awarded to one MBA student for outstanding academic excellence and contribution to the MBA programme and the wider Oxford community, the statement added.

While presenting the award, Dean Tufano acclaimed Azeemi’s position on the Dean’s Honour List and the events she organised as the elected Co-Chair of the Women’s Leadership Oxford Business Network working to promote women in leadership positions and striving for gender equality.

Azeemi graduated from Lahore University of Management Sciences with a major in Economics (distinction) in 2013.

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  • Shafaq
    Sep 14, 2017 - 9:10AM

    Excellent……….Heartiest Congratulations.Recommend

  • Khurram Zafar
    Sep 14, 2017 - 11:24AM

    Congratulations! Achieving positions will open doors to platforms that would be useful in spreading awareness, about leadership in women, and to further spread the message of oneness in humanity.Recommend

  • Salman
    Sep 14, 2017 - 11:40AM

    Congrats… Kanza…Recommend

  • Qais Azeemi
    Sep 14, 2017 - 4:52PM

    Well-done kanza. Congratulations to you and Honorable Dr. Waqar Yousaf AzeemiRecommend

  • Wasim
    Sep 15, 2017 - 12:03PM

    Great news of academic achievement by muslim girl in MBA at Oxford. Well done Azeemi. May Allah Bless you and help you achieve more loreals in future. Recommend

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