STAFF REPORT IBD: The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia would provide fully funded scholarship to the Pakistani students for pursuing the Doctoral Studies.

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Australian University have recently signed a memorandum of understanding in this regard. Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Peter Heyward, was the chief guest on the occasion.

“The agreement is a milestone for strengthening relationships between the two countries. He also emphasized over more institutional linkages especially in the area of higher education to undertake collaborative efforts in addressing various global challenges,” said the ambassador.

In his remarks, Executive Director HEC Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed said that HEC has been greatly emphasizing human resource development programs to meet growing needs of universities, Research and Development organizations and industries.

Pro-Vice Chancellor UNSW, Fiona Dochery, informed that University of New South Wales, Australia is one of the prestigious university which ranked 85 according to 2012 Times Higher Education World Universities ranking, 5th in Australia and 52 according to QS world Universities ranking.

She appreciated the efforts of HEC for undertaking marvelous PhD program and investment over the youth of the country. She admired the intelligence level and contributions of Pakistanis in Australia.

Scholarships will be offered in all areas of knowledge which are currently being offered in UNSW keeping in view the national needs.