The Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer at the US Consulate General Karachi Anastasia Kolivas and other officials including Education Advisor Ali Chauhan, and Exchanges Coordinator Belal Rizvi met the Vice Chancellor of the University of Karachi (UoK) Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi at the VC Secretariat on Friday.

They discussed the university partnership project between KU’s Visual Studies Department and the University of Texas at Austin (UTEXAS) for the promotion of film education in detail. They also discussed the ways the US Consulate can support the education sector in general and the University of Karachi in particular.

The US CG officials briefed the UoK VC Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi about some of the exchange program opportunities from which the faculty and research scholars and students of Karachi University can avail of the benefit.

The UoK VC Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi briefed the US CG officials regarding his priorities for the university and suggested that the US universities and other relevant departments could help in curriculum development and enhancement and teachers’ training for media sciences, foreign policy, gender studies, and law departments at the University of Karachi in the first phase and later expand the cooperation to other departments.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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