The Council for Development and Help of Schooling (CASE) has awarded the Asia-Pacific Management Award to Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of LUMS. Dr. Ahmad is the primary recipient of a South Asian college to obtain the award in recognition of his efforts to advertise training and institutional development.
Mr. Shahid Hussain, Rector of LUMS, famous, “Over time, LUMS has emerged as a mannequin for the way a small, younger college situated in a rustic with out the historic benefits of prosperity, could make a considerable, optimistic affect on a variety of complicated, interconnected world challenges.”
Dr. Ahmad added, “The presents of LUMS embrace its exceptionally gifted college students throughout Pakistan and the extraordinary school and employees who train and assist them. The CASE Management Award will at all times belong to LUMS, and I’m privileged to be a part of the group that is among the best-kept secrets and techniques of the World South.”
Since becoming a member of LUMS in 2018, Dr. Ahmad has strengthened the College’s distinctive perspective of Studying with out Borders to transcend tutorial, geographic, and socio-economic boundaries to advance high quality larger training within the area.
Dr. Ahmad’s drive to deliver individuals collectively and transcend conventional silos in LUMS’ governance and core tutorial work has fashioned the premise for a lot of vital institutional developments. He commented, “To actually make a distinction to our college students, our communities, and the area, we should take a look at the challenges earlier than us as alternatives that result in new methods of pondering, studying, and dealing collectively.”
Over his tenure, this strategy has had a big affect. By combining LUMS Alumni Relations, Advertising, Improvement, and Communications underneath the Workplace of Development, donations and new grants to the College have tripled, and alumni contributions have doubled. Dr. Ahmad additionally championed the 50% scholarship for girls enrolled in graduate programmes on the Suleman Dawood Faculty of Enterprise, which resulted in a 35% improve in ladies’s enrolment inside graduate programmes. These efforts have additionally resulted in additional monetary assist for college students coming from deprived areas by means of LUMS’ signature Nationwide Outreach Programme (NOP).
LUMS Promotes Experiential Studying and Collaboration for Social Affect in Gilgit-Baltistan
At the moment, LUMS promotes a transdisciplinary strategy to analysis and educating that encourages cross-appointments throughout Faculties and Centres at LUMS and strengthens school and pupil collaborations throughout completely different fields. New experiential studying programmes such because the Baltistan Expertise have expanded immersive studying alternatives at LUMS. Dr. Ahmad spearheaded this new programme in 2022 by participating tons of of scholars for a month-long experiential studying partnership in Skardu. This summer time, within the month of July, 50 college students from the Laptop Science division will lead 25 IT boot camps in excessive colleges throughout Gilgit. Collectively, college students and school from LUMS and communities in Gilgit-Baltistan will interact in a number of field-based programs that reply to main challenges with native and world affect.
Dr. Ahmad has additionally initiated the LUMS Studying Institute to assist school growth, pedagogical partnerships with college students, and the mixing of instructional applied sciences to boost studying and educating. Following the pandemic, LUMS turned a recognised chief in Pakistan in offering assist for efficient hybrid and on-line studying. The current creation of LUMSx, the College’s new on-line platform, opens new prospects for the College to amplify entry, relevance, and collaboration.
Dr. Ahmad’s unwavering dedication to LUMS and to the development of high quality larger training within the area might be long-lasting. He has performed a pivotal position in supporting and advancing LUMS throughout all elements of its work, its outreach, and its affect within the area and past. This award celebrates his dedication to distinctive high quality larger training and alerts the extraordinary progress that the LUMS group has achieved to make a distinction within the World South. The award ceremony just lately happened in the course of the CASE Asia-Pacific Development Convention and was adopted by Dr. Ahmad’s participation within the President’s Panel held in Melbourne.
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