KARACHI - Pakistan is ranked 124 out of 144 countries in higher education and training as mentioned in World Global Competitiveness Report, 2012, shared senior educationists.
This was established at the launch of first private sector varsity “Habib University” having special focus on liberal arts and science during a grand ceremony. The university has announced admissions of its first batch in the fall of 2014.
President Habib University Wasif Rizvi, Acting Dean and Founding Faculty School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Dr Nauman Naqvi, Dean School of Sciences and Engineering Dr Shoaib Zaidi, Associate Dean Student Affairs Dr H David Shaw, Dean Research and Continuing Education Dr Tim Spracklen, Design Consultant Susan Whitmer, Assistant Professor Dr Nosheen Ali, Assistant Director International Office Samar Hasan and Senior Planning Assistant Minerva John were among the speakers.
Talking on “A global institution in the making”, President Habib University Wasif Rizvi said that a mere 0.22 percent of GDP is allotted to higher education in the country. “Pakistan’s best university is ranked at 1,677th in the world.