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    At this very moment around 75 million students are out of school in 35 areas of armed conflicts owing to destruction of physical infrastructure available for education.

    Author: Rana Hammad

    ORIC – Why Is HEC’s Key Initiative Failing to Produce Fruits?

    In 2010, the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan mandated the establishment of Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization in institutions of higher education in Pakistan. The results have been far from what was envisioned, writes Dr Sohail Rao

    Author: Dr Sohail Rao


    Back To Roots – Urdu

    The PTI government in Punjab has decided to make Urdu the medium of instruction in all public schools and teach English as a subject separately. The decision has been largely welcomed by teachers, writes Arsalan Haider.

    Author: Arslan Haider

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    Remembering Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad: A Human Being Par Excellence

    Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad’s sudden and unexpected passing away in a tragic car crash last September left thousands, including me, at a sheer loss for words.

    Author: M Azam Mahmood Butt

    Globalisation Aggravates Media Imperialism

    Globalisation has reinforced media imperialism instead of putting an end to it. Researcher and educationist Farooq Sulehria argues that the western domination in media has increased manifold with the emergence of new TV channels and media houses, instead of ending it.

    Author:  Emanuel Sarfraz

    The Great, Big Dumbing Down: How Private Tuition Culture Has Set Education Back

    Has tuition become a necessity? Does the rising competition mean your child cannot survive without it? Are highly institutionalized tutoring centers way better than schools? The answer to most of these queries has, sadly, turned to affirmative in recent years. But Alizah, a young contributor from Karachi who has done great academically without receiving any private tuition, begs to differ, rather forcefully.

    Author: Alizah Pervaiz Hashmi

    Understanding Peace Through Conflict Studies

    Peace and Conflict studies remain one of the most significant subjects being taught in a world that appears to be engulfed in chaos. Nowadays, more and more students from conflict-ridden areas around the world are taking up the subject to understand the root causes of conflict and how they can bring about a change in their communities.

    Author: Aisha Saeed


    Learning With Video Games

    Video games are a ubiquitous part of almost all children’s and adolescents’ lives, with 97% playing for at least one hour per day in the United States. The vast majority of research by psychologists on the effects of “gaming” has been on its negative impact: the potential harm related to violence, addiction, and depression. We recognize the value of that research; however, we argue that a more balanced perspective is needed, one that considers not only the possible negative effects but also the benefits of playing these games.

    Author Rana Hammad


    The Top Five Medical Institutions In Pakistan

    Medical sciences is one of the most sought-after academic disciplines and one of the most popular career choices across the globe. Medical science is more than medicine and offers countless academic as well as professional prospects. In Pakistan, thousands of students aspire to study medicine to become successful doctors and serve the humanity, naturally making the competition for a limited number of seats extremely high.

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    Time For Pakistan To Focus On Maritime Studies

    Pakistan has a significant role in South Asia due to its strategic location. It has its direct access to Indian Ocean through the Arabian Sea. But unfortunately Pakistan has not been able to use its maritime resources due to a sheer lack of awareness. Pakistan’s maritime sector has an important role to play in our national economic and military power. But that role cannot be put to use until we as nation take cognizance of the significance of this bountiful resource.

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    New School Anxiety: How To Help Your Child Deal With It

    Changing schools is often a regular reality for kids whose parents’ nature of work forces them to change locations frequently. But along with the physical toll moving, children are left with an intense anxiety of changing schools, leaving old friends behind and making new acquaintances in an unknown environment.

    Author: Seemab Zakir

    Which Universities Produce The Most Successful People?

    Is success contagious? If things are to be taken as they are, it might well be. When the alumni of the university you are attending regularly make it to the list of some of the richest people on the planet, motivation could come flying your way rather unnoticed. help us take a look at the universities that produce the most successful people.

    Why I Love My University

    UMT has come a long way in a short span of time. From humble beginnings, the university has now turned into a state-of-the-art higher education institution that welcomes students from a wide variety of backgrounds and turns them into sought-after professionals that make a mark in every field they step into. We ask some current as well as former students about the reasons that make them love UMT.


    Planting The Right Seeds

    Zain Ashraf Mughal is a young, passionate Pakistani entrepreneur who has won accolades around the world for his efforts for poverty alleviation in the country. Sehrish Khan talks to Zain about his work, his experiences and the education needed to successfully walk the path of entrepreneurship.

    Author: Sehrish Khan