Habib University Foundation to establish university in Karachi

KARACHI: Habib University Foundation is establishing Habib University, a distinctive liberal arts and sciences university that will provide a well-rounded education to outstanding students from Pakistan and the region.

The ambitious project will be completed at the total cost of US $60 million. The university will be formally beginning operations in fall 2014, from a state-of-the-art 7acre campus in Karachi.

Envisaged as a world class center of learning, Habib University has signed formal partnership agreement with Texas A&M University at Qatar and is collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University, USA for reciprocal sharing of institutional experience.

Together, its award winning campus design, international faculty, global partnerships, academic and student life program will offer students a complete higher educational experience.

Habib University will be offering four undergraduate degree programs to its first incoming class in Fall 2014: Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science; Social Development & Policy, and Communication Studies & Design, through its two Schools.

The Board of Governors, overseeing the entire academic and institutional affairs of the university, hosted their first meeting in Dubai. Bringing together national and international members who have rich leadership experience in higher education, business and industry, the members attending were: Rafiq Habib, Lt General Tariq Waseem Ghazi retd, Ali Suleman Habib, Mohamed Ali Rafiq Habib, Dr Arvid Nelson, Dr Gohwer Rizvi, Wasif Rizvi, Dr Ron Robin, Dr Chuck Thorpe and Dr Mark Weichold.

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