Lahore: British Council High Level Delegation Visited Lahore University of Home Economics (EHU) yesterday afternoon. The delegation was led by British Council Pakistan Programs Director Micheal Houlgate as well as Higher Education Manager Sarah Parvez and Library and Outreach Services Manager Varda Dar. UHE Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Kanwal Ameen briefed the UK delegation on the university’s progress and academic achievements since assuming the post.
“We look forward to collaborating with global academic institutions to work together on research, faculty development and exchange programs. UHE expects close links with reputable universities in the UK through British Council programmes,” said VC Professor Kanwal Ameen. She was of the opinion that “as part of the Pakistan-UK Higher Education Links project, the British Council should help us transfer knowledge so that our teachers can be trained”. The Vice-Chancellor sought to fabricate membership cards for teachers and students to access the British Council library in Lahore.
During the meeting, Micheal Houlgate agreed that technical training for teacher development should be provided in conjunction with UHE and resource sharing to further improve the quality of education. Sarah Pervez informs that a consortium of universities has been set up by the United Kingdom. The main objective of this consortium is to make students and teachers citizens of the world. Within the framework of the consortium, there are special funding programs for teachers, which can also benefit teachers of the University of Home Economics.
The British Council delegation has agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding for academic collaboration with UHE.