HU stu­dents to at­tend 8-week SSIHP Pro­gramme at Amer­ica’s Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY - STAFF RE­PORTER

Devo­tees of Hazrat Ali Al-Mur­taza (A.S) hold­ing mourn­ing pro­ces­sion on the oc­ca­sion of Youm-e-Ali (A.S), the day of mar­tyr­dom 21st Ra­mazan-ul-Mubarak, pass­ing through M. A Jin­nah Road.—PO Photo KARACHI—Habib Uni­ver­sity stu­dents reaches to Amer­ica’s Stan­ford uni­ver­sity, who de­parted two days ear­lier from Karachi air­port, where stu­dent will at­tend eight week Stan­ford Sum­mer In­ter­na­tional Hon­ors Pro­gram(SSIHP)

Eight Pak­istani stu­dents of Habib Uni­ver­sity (HU) reached Cal­i­for­nian Stan­ford uni­ver­sity, United States, on 19th June, 2016, for eight-week Stan­ford Sum­mer In­ter­na­tional Hon­ors Pro­gram(SSIHP). On 17th June, 2016, eight stu­dents from Habib Uni­ver­sity de­parted from Pak­istan to the United States. Their agenda is to at­tend the pres­ti­gious Stan­ford’s SSIHP, where brilliant young minds from the globe and make their way to Stan­ford.

The eight week long aca­demic pro­gram will give them an op­por­tu­nity to choose to study from around 250 cour­ses in Hu­man­i­ties and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and En­gi­neer­ing; as well as es­tab­lish­ing con­tacts with young thinkers from around the world.

The Uni­ver­sity takes pride in in­tro­duc­ing the stu­dents who even­tu­ally were se­lected to go for the SSIHP af­ter a rig­or­ous se­lec­tion process based on in­tel­lec­tual prow­ess, and the abil­ity to ar­tic­u­late their thoughts in a mean­ing­ful way so that the stu­dents act as cul­tural am­bas­sadors of Pak­istan in gen­eral, and Habib Uni­ver­sity in par­tic­u­lar The core con­cept of SSIHP is to pro­mote col­lab­o­ra­tions among stu­dents and thinkers by en­gag­ing them in a mean­ing­ful conversation and di­a­logue. This is ac­com­plished by nur­tur­ing a cul­ture of diversity of thought which be­comes ev­i­dent from the fact that this year alone, there are more than 100 stu­dents at­tend­ing from 20 uni­ver­si­ties in 14 dif­fer­ent coun­tries – among which, Habib Uni­ver­sity will be rep­re­sent­ing Pak­istan for the first time in the his­tory of Pak­istan.

Ini­tia­tives like the SSIHP will def­i­nitely aid HU stu­dents to not only take ad­van­tage of Stan­ford’s in­tel­lec­tual re­sources, but to also be ex­posed to the en­tre­pre­neur­ial cul­ture of the Sil­i­con Valley which is no­to­ri­ous for trans­form­ing bud­ding young minds into suc­cess­ful global thinkers.

Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate re­search uni­ver­sity in Cal­i­for­nia, and one of the world’s lead­ing ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions, with the top po­si­tion in nu­mer­ous rank­ings and mea­sures in the United States.

Last year, the pres­i­dent of Habib Uni­ver­sity Mr. Wasif Ak­bar Rizvi and the Dean of Stan­ford uni­ver­sity’s con­tin­u­ing stud­ies and sum­mer ses­sion Dr. Charles Junker­man signed a mu­tual agree­ment for the Stan­ford Sum­mer In­ter­na­tional Hon­ors Pro­gram (IHP) the agree­ment will help the stu­dents of Habib uni­ver­sity to get cour­ses into Stan­ford uni­ver­sity.

A can­dle­light vigil was held by Mut­tahida Qaumi Move­ment to pay trib­ute to leg­endary Sufi singer Am­jad Sabri who was as­sas­si­nated by uniden­ti­fied gun­men last week, at MQM sec­re­tariat Nine Zero.—PO Photo

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