The University developed links with Higher Education leaders in Pakistan at an international Higher Education event in London. Pro Vice Chancellor (International), Professor Mohamed Loutfi, Associate Dean (International), Dr Fiaz Hussain, and International Engagement Manager, Mr Aboubakr Fathalla, attended the event.
The Pakistan High Commissioner hosted the Cardiff Met delegation at a reception, organised by the Director of the Higher Education Commission. Cardiff Met discussed how the University could engage with Pakistan.
This meeting took place following an event the University attended a month earlier in Pakistan. Cardiff Met attended a British Council event in Islamabad in response to an invitation from the British Council and the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The UK-Pakistan Partner's Event 2017 enabled UK universities and the Pakistan Higher Education industry to explore opportunities with each other and achieve impact through collaboration.
Professor Scott Fleming, Director of Research and Post Graduate Studies, gave a keynote presentation at the event on the role of research and enterprise in international collaboration and Mr Aboubakr Fathalla shared success stories from a project delivered in the MENA region about women in Higher Education. The concluding session saw Dr Fiaz Hussain provide his account of the importance of the student experience.
Professor Mohamed Loutfi, Pro Vice Chancellor (International) said: 'The events in London and Pakistan were a great opportunity for Cardiff Met. As the University incorporated Pakistan in its Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility submission for funding for staff and student exchange, collaboration will only grow between Cardiff Met and Pakistan.
UK-Pakistan Partner's Event 2017