A high-powered delegation led by the University of Bradford’s Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Cantor and senior University academics have held meeting with senior government officials and leaders from the education sector.In Lahore and Islamabad, the team hosted ‘Destination Bradford’ networking dinners, which attracted a large number of University alumni, applicants, stakeholders and higher education partners.
The delegation, led by Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Cantor, includes Professor Amir Sharif, Professor Tahir Khan, Dr Afshin Shahi, Dr. Rianne Lord and Dr. Jyoti Mishra. Amongst other notable guests Naz Shah, Member of British Parliament for Bradford and Zulfi Bukhari, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development also attended the events.
In Lahore, the team visited University of Lahore, LUMS, Government College and Shaukat Khanum Hospital. In Islamabad, the visits included meetings with the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries, NUST and the Institute of Space and Technology.
In Islamabad, the University of Bradford co-hosted a ‘World Technology Universities Network’ event in collaboration with the Pakistan Engineering Council, which saw a large number of Vice Chancellors from leading Universities across Pakistan attending the session. Bradford’s Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Cantor also delivered a talk on ‘Universities and Economic Development’.
Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Cantor explaining the University’s approach towards education said, “We have 4 overall objectives: excellence, internationalization, equality & diversity, and sustainability. And we have 3 overarching academic themes: Advanced Healthcare, Innovative Engineering, and Sustainable Societies.”Highlighting the significant impact the University has had internationally, Professor Brian Cantor added, “We have developed drugs to prevent cancer; we have promoted chemical and biochemical disarmament; our engineering and healthcare products have saved lives and generated wealth worldwide. And we received a Queen’s Award for our work improving the lives of people living with dementia.”
Mark Garratt, Director of External Affairs said, “Pakistan is an important market for the University and we are excited to be engaging with stakeholders across the country.” Fahd Asif, Regional Manager said, “Bradford offers a broad range of world-leading courses across different disciplines and a fantastic student experience to our students. As part of this trip to Pakistan, we have been pleased to launch the new the £4,000 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for students from Pakistan. Students applying from Pakistan will be eligible for a special £4,000 scholarship in addition to several half-fee scholarships and fully funded awards as well.”
The City of Bradford, was once considered to be the wool capital of the world and is now proud to be the first ever UNESCO City of Film. Bradford has an impressive history and this is reflected in the striking architecture found throughout the city.
University of Bradford is recognized amongst the world’s leading technology University Bradford offers a wide range of bachelor’s degree programs across its five academic faculties namely: Engineering and Informatics; Health Studies; Life Sciences; Management, Law and Social Sciences; and School of Social Sciences.
Bradford set up the 1st ever business school in the UK, triple accredited, ranked 1st for its distance MBA, having populated executive teams worldwide. The University is also recognised for founding the 1st ever peace studies & international development department in the world, which has helped create peace in countries across Africa, Asia and South America, and has populated diplomatic missions, ministerial teams and NGOs worldwide.