STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the British Council have signed an agreement to further strengthen their bilateral cooperation in the field of higher education and research.

The partnership will cover Knowledge Exchange Programme, Leadership Programme, Policy Dialogue, Transforming English Language Skills, Researchers Links Initiative, Inspire Transnational Education Partnerships, Quality Assurance Training Programmes for University Quality Enhancement Cells, International Training on Advocacy for Greater Public Ownership of HE Sector, Outreach and Networking, Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme for Women, British Council Citizenship Education and Community Participation Programme, Training on Data Collection, Surveys and Dissemination of HEIs Statistics, Higher Education Reforms: the Way Forward, and the Programme Based Budget for Three Years: June 2014 to June 2017.

“Both the organizations are committed not only to further promote existing programme but take initiatives for development of higher education sector,” said Peter Upton Country Director, British Council Pakistan, on the occasion.

HEC Executive Director Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed said whatever the commission has achieved since its establishment would not have been possible without support from its partners like British Council.

“Our working relationship has a humble start in 2004 with launch of linkages programme, which has now spread into a number of different projects for uplift of Pakistans higher education sector,” he said.

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