Islamabad, 27 February 2023 (TDI): A group of 34 members of the Higher Education delegation of Pakistan departed for Istanbul, Turkey, under the auspices of the Association of Private Sector Universities of Pakistan (APSUP) and COMSTECH, on Monday.

The delegation will participate in Eurasian Higher Education Summit (EURIE) in Istanbul. They will establish the first-ever Pakistani Pavilion at the Eurasia Summit.

The delegation will visit leading Turkish Universities, and sign Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with International Universities during the visit.

The first-ever Pakistan Pavilion will be established wherein six leading universities will set up booths. Representatives of Pakistani universities will brief about the academic programs & explore opportunities for collaboration, student exchange, and joint academic projects.

The delegation is headed by Professor Abdul Rehman, Chairman of APSUP; Muhammad Iqbal Choudhry, Coordinator General COMSTECH and Awais Raoof, President of APSUP Punjab.

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Additionally, Chairmen of the Boards of Governors, Rectors & Vice Chancellors of Iqra University, Indus University, University of South Asia, Brains Institute, SBB Dewan University, Institute of Southern Punjab, Gift University are also part of the delegation.

Furthermore, the University of Lahore, Superior University, University of Faisalabad, University of Sialkot, University of Management and Technology, and Institute of Business Management will set up booths at the Pakistani Pavilion.

Notably, the Pakistani delegation will also express solidarity with earthquake-affected people. Special scholarships along with financial and in-kind assistance will be announced for the affected youth.

What is EURIE?

EURIE is the annual largest international higher education event in Eurasia and provides great networking and academic partnership opportunities for higher education institutions and other stakeholders in the international higher education sector coming from all around the world.

It also provides an opportunity for the higher education leadership to learn from one another’s best practices and experiences.