Scholarships And Fellowships Announced For Pakistani Students Under Oxford Program
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A new program offers students of Pakistan scholarships and fellowships at the University of Oxford. The scholarships will also cater to Pakistani faculty members under the Oxford Pakistan Programme (OPP).

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The initiative was launched at a high-profile event in London at Pakistan’s embassy. The key attendees included the High Commission for Pakistan in London and the British High Commission in Islamabad. The event was also attended by several distinguished academicians from Oxford, including around 21 professors and fellows, principals, and heads of Oxford Colleges. The Programme has raised pledges of over £500,000 from Pakistani business people and key members of the Pakistani diaspora in the UK.

The Oxford Pakistan Programme (OPP) initiative aims to promote various Pakistan-related activities at the University of Oxford. Meanwhile, the program will include graduate scholarships for deserving students, visiting fellowships for Pakistani faculty members, and special lectures on Pakistan.

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The senior members of the university expressed their strong support for the new initiative in Pakistan. Adding that this initiative will help consolidate Pakistan-related academic activities and facilitate access to underrepresented communities.

Malala Yousufzai, being an attendee and a strong supporter of this initiative, announced a new scholarship. The scholarship will allow one Pakistani girl from an underdeveloped background to study at Oxford every year.

The donors who pledged financial support for the OPP include Syed Sheheryar Ali, the Executive Director of Treet Group of Companies in Pakistan, announcing an annual graduate scholarship for the next five years. Abdul Ghani Dadabhoy, one of the strategic advisors of the OPP in Karachi as well as Director of Dadabhoy Group of Companies, pledging to sponsor an annual Sir Muhammad Iqbal Lecture on Eastern Philosophy.

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A leading global intellectual will deliver the lecture at the University of Oxford every year. Meanwhile, he also announced support for a Visiting Scholars Programme.

Along with the OPP team, Professor Adeel Malik also announced a new research initiative. It is based on “National Sovereignty and Development,” named after Muhammad Ali Jauhar, who studied at Lincoln College at Oxford.

This initiative will develop a program of academic activities that will document and study developing nations’ economic, political, and cultural sovereignty and the consequences for economic development.

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