Higher education: Call for inclusion of social sciences in varsity curriculums

Inter-university body calls for promotion of social sciences.


News Desk February 08, 2015
“Inter-university collaboration is vital for strengthening social sciences in Pakistan,” he said). STOCK IMAGE

The Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairperson Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin has called for promoting research-based education at the higher education level with a special focus on social sciences.

He was speaking at a reception hosted by the Inter-University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (IUCPSS) at the Islamabad Club, said a press release.

“Inter-university collaboration is vital for strengthening social sciences in Pakistan,” he said, adding that the country was far behind in the region in terms of accessibility to higher education.

Nizamuddin further said that lack funds, trained faculty and university-industry linkages were some of the issues the higher education sector was facing. “All these issues need immediate attention through collaborative efforts and support of the international community,” he said adding that the Punjab HEC will benefit from the expertise and experience of the consortium in addressing the socio economic issues of the province.

IUCPSS Chairman Pakistan and University of Haripur Vice-Chancellor Dr Nasser Ali Khan said the inter-university consortium, an alliance of more than 20 universities, will continue its contribution to promoting research in social sciences.

President American Institute of Pakistan Studies Prof Dr Kamran Asdar Ali appreciated the consortium’s contribution towards improving the state of social sciences in Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 9th, 2015.

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