(Cricket): 75 more Pakistani scholars to pursue PhD in Queen Mary University London.

ISLAMABAD -- The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement for 75 HEC scholars to pursue their PhD degrees from QMUL in the next five years.

In this connection, the British Council Pakistan organized a virtual signing ceremony. Executive Director, HEC, Dr. Shaista Sohail and Vice Principal, International Education, QMUL, Prof. Colin Grant signed the agreement.

HEC and QMUL have been co-funding PhD scholars since 2016, as the two sides signed the first Memorandum of Agreement in September 2016 to nurture a collaborative partnership to provide high quality research training to Pakistani PhD students at QMUL.

Under the first agreement, 35 scholars have proceeded for pursuing doctoral degrees in various fields. About half of these scholars opted fields of Engineering and Technology which is much needed field in Pakistan. Another group of scholars are pursuing higher education in the field of biological sciences which will help to improve the research culture in the field of biological sciences in Pakistan. Similarly, a good number of HEC scholars are studying in diverse fields of social science who are expected to contribute towards the improvement of social constructs of our society.

Now as part of the new agreement, 75 more scholars will be selected in different fields of studies to pursue their PhDs from QUML. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Shaista appreciated the QMUL's cooperation and support to Pakistani scholars. She hoped that the bilateral cooperation will pave the way for achieving a larger national goal of human development. "There is no medium better than the education to improve perceptions about each other."...

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