Articles

Library Systems and Labs for Tier 1 Universities

Introduction: While the HEC Vision 2025 document does mention the need for libraries and labs for research institutions, it seems prudent to recognize the integral connection of libraries and labs to the long-term mission of innovative research. This brief document offers a few insights, gleaned from my experience of research universities in the US, about…

Brief Guidelines for Applying to US Universities for Doctoral Studies and Post-Doc Research

Introduction: This draft document elaborates the general application process to US research universities. For a more detailed understanding of the process, the candidates should research the application criteria on the particular University websites. These draft guidelines are prepared voluntarily to aid the aspirational guidelines of Higher Education Commission as contained in the HEC Vision 25,…

Why Does the Pakistan Army Deserve our Support

It seems that deriding Pakistan army and maligning its efforts has become a finely tuned mechanism within the Pakistani public sphere. It would, however, be prudent to keep certain truths in our minds when we reach hasty conclusions and then share such easily formed opinions on the ubiquitous social media outlets. I write this neither…

Editorials

US-Pakistan Knowledge Program: How to Negotiate with US Universities

Introduction: These observations are based in my personal experience at three US research universities and including also the experience of negotiating such a deal, at smaller level, with the University of North Texas. I offer these insights to the HEC initiative as described on Pages 37-39 of the HEC Vision 2025 Document. Who to Contact:…

Announcements

Pakistaniaat: CFP for Special Issue on English Language Pakistani Literature

Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies CFP for a special issue on English-Language Pakistani Literature Co-editors: Dr. Cara Cilano, Professor, Department of English, Michigan State University & Dr. Aroosa Kanwal, Assistant Professor, Department of English, International Islamic University This special issue of Pakistaniaat seeks to forge new critical insights into the now well-established field of…

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تنقیدی تدریس کی اہمیت

اس مضمون میں میرے دو مقاصد ہیں- ایک توتعلیم کے بارے میں پاولو فریرے کے اہم تصورات کی وضاحت کرنا اور دوسرا پاکستان کے نظامِ تعلیم کے لئے اس تدریسی فلسفے کی اہمیت کو اجاگر کرنا- فریرے اپنی انتہای اہم کتاب “پیڈاگوجی اوف دی اوپریسڈ” میں دو مخالف تدریسی نظاموں کو زیرِ بحث لاتا ہے:…

نو آبادیاتی نظام تعلیم  کے حالیہ پاکستان پر اثرات

گو کہ پچھلی دہائ میں پاکستان نے اعلا تعلیم اور بنیادی تعلیمی پالیسی میں کافی ترقی کی ہے، پاکستان کی ذیادہ تر تعلیمی پالیسیاں، تعلیمی نصاب اور تعلیم کی ترسیل کا نظام اب بھی نظریاتی طور پر ہمارے نو آبادیاتی دور غلامی کے  اثر میں ہے- اسکی وجہ سے تعلیمی اداروں کی تعداد بڑھنے کے…