NAHE plans online ‘boot camp’ for PhDs

Programme will be led by international academics & scholars from the US, Canada and UK, Pakistan

News Desk April 17, 2020
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The National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) at the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is organising a four-week online learning programme for candidates of the Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) Programme (Phase II).

The IPFP Online Boot Camp 2020 is being held to accelerate the transfer of essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes in three dimensions: teaching and learning, research management, and professional practice, read a statement from the HEC on Thursday.

In this regard, NAHE held an introductory meeting with the first cohort of IPFP Online Boot Camp 2020. All NAHE team members and 42 participants of the first cohort attended the meeting.

NAHE Rector Prof Dr Shaheen Sardar Ali said that the boot camp aims to provide a virtual, immersive, and integrated learning experience that will prepare candidates for their academic careers.

Turning the challenge of online learning into an opportunity to learn modern skills, the participants, who already hold doctoral degrees, will enter their academic professions with an added advantage, he said.

The programme will be led by international academics and scholars from the US, Canada and UK, as well as experts from Pakistan. 

Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2020.