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New Advance HE member, Iqra University, focuses on Fellowship

28 Apr 2022 | Advance HE Pakistan-based Iqra University set to enhance capacity to underpin its teaching offer.

Iqra University has become an Advance HE member. The University has become a member specifically to enhance capacity within their team and to recognise staff through Advance HE’s Fellowship scheme – and working towards institutional recognition – which is underpinned by the globally recognised Professional Standards Framework.

The University, which has more than 800 faculty members appointed for a student body of over 15,000 students, is firmly rooted in the disciplinary areas of business management, engineering & computer sciences, education, health sciences, media studies, and fashion design in seven campuses across two major cities Karachi and Islamabad.

Advance HE membership officially was agreed by Dr Fariha Hayat Salman, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Teaching Excellence & Learning Innovation (CTELI) at Iqra University at a signing ceremony chaired by the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Wasim Qazi, and attended by Ian Hall, Advance HE’s Head of International Membership.

Dr Wasim said, “Iqra University’s work is truly about training the leaders, thinkers, and innovators of the future that demands relevant, agile, and continuous faculty professional development for which we are greatly pleased to enter institutional membership with Advance HE, UK.”

Dr Fariha said, “This is an important moment in our work in enhancing faculty capacity. The reflective process in the PSF is a robust route for those who teach or lead teaching to continuously improve and strive for excellence, and Fellowship recognises this commitment in a structured way. It’s also a powerful message to students about our ongoing commitment as a University to a dynamic academic experience.”

Ian Hall of Advance HE commented: “We are delighted to welcome Iqra University as a member institution and look forward to working with them so that their staff join our global community of well over 150,000 fellows in 106 different countries. Iqra University is now part of our global membership which spans over 400 higher education institutions globally.”

Find out about Advance HE memberships for International higher education providers. Advance HE has three membership packages, Access, Strategic and Global, each providing access to a worldwide network with resources to transform your institution.

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