University signs ground-breaking academic partnership with Pakistan

News Page 22nd May 2019

A first of its kind agreement to deliver a variety of academic programmes in Pakistan was signed by the University today (20 May 2019).

Vice Chancellor Professor Nick Petford was on-hand to officially ‘seal the deal’ with delegates from the Sindh Inter University Consortium (SIUC) and Sindh Higher Education Commission (SHEC) for the delivery of Business and Law programmes at universities in Sindh Province, Pakistan.

This first phase of University’s programme delivery in Pakistan will commence in September 2019 with Bachelors and Masters in Law programmes at the Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto University of Law. The University will also work in partnership to deliver Law programmes and the Masters in Business Administration and Business and Management undergraduate degrees, at Ziauddin University, Karachi.

The Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) – the result of over 2 years’ work between the Academic Partnerships team at the University and the SIUC – will see the initial provision extend to include engineering, nursing and podiatry in the near future.

Prof. Petford said: “It’s a great pleasure to sign the MoC with members of the Sindh Inter University Consortium. This agreement is the first of its kind in Pakistan and we’re delighted to have signed this ground-breaking document”.

Dr Asim Hussain, Chairman SHEC added: “We have a legal system in Pakistan that is very much in sync with British common law. This MoC will enable the delivery the UK Bachelor of Laws degree to be delivered in Pakistan, bringing our two countries even closer together.

“This will help Pakistani trained lawyers to better understand our respective legal systems and will enhance the delivery of higher education legal studies in Pakistan”.

Find out more about the Academic Partnerships Team.

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