Fulbright one of the prestigious academic programmes, says US envoy.


ISLAMABAD -- US Ambassador Paul Jones on Monday said the Fulbright Programme remains one of the most prestigious academic exchange programmes in the world.

More than 200 Fulbright alumni participated in the 16th annual Fulbright Alumni Conference from December 13-16.

This year's theme 'Global Best Practices in a Local Context' highlighted the diverse ways in which Fulbright alumni are blazing new paths for Pakistan in agriculture, education, the arts, and media.

The Fulbright Student Program, jointly funded by the American and Pakistani governments, is the largest in the world and offers scholarships for hundreds of Pakistanis every year to pursue master's and doctoral programs in the United States.

During the conference, US Ambassador Paul Jones congratulated the alumni on their accomplishments and their continued commitment to applying the skills they developed in the United States to make advancements in key sectors in Pakistan.

'The Fulbright Program remains one of the most prestigious academic exchange programs in the world. Fulbright alumni return to Pakistan enriched academically, with new global networks in their field of study.

We appreciate the knowledge and commitment of alumni as bridge-builders between our peoples and our nations,' said Ambassador Paul Jones at the event.

Conference participants are part of a growing alumni network of more than 29,000 Pakistanis of US government-funded...

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