Ashfaque Ahmed

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HEC announced ranking of Pakistani universities 2013

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced the ranking of Pakistani universities 2013 on the basis of quality and research. Addressing a …

Pakistan: The Uneasy Tie Between Educational Reform and Violence

<i>Maria Khwaja examines the rhetoric of educational reform during the general election and obstacles on the ground in Pakistan’s largest city, …

This Woman is Reimagining Schools In Pakistan - Culture-ist

<b>By: Frances Du</b><p>Imagine: A stone walkway leading into a sunlit grassy area surrounded by a ring of carefully tended flowerbeds. An orchard rests in the …

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What Happens When People in Pakistan Start Taking MIT Classes?

Massive online courses known as MOOCs are opening up elite education opportunities for those who wouldn't otherwise have them.<p>It's more than 11,000 kilometers from Shakargarh, a city in northeastern Pakistan, to the venerated halls of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the top …

‘We owe our children …’

It is difficult to imagine a world without Nelson Mandela, the man whose struggle for freedom has inspired nations to rise against injustice and …

Gordon Brown: Malala’s Fight Continues

Exactly eight months after Malala Yousafzai was shot with two friends on their school bus, yet another bus massacre by Pakistani militants has killed …

Has the Tipping Point for Higher Education Occurred?

With unemployment rates among college graduates rising, the well-regarded reputation of higher education in the United States teeters precariously between relevance and irrelevance. In Malcolm Gladwell's book, <i>The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference</i>, he describes how small …

Who was right about education: Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Vivek Wadhwa here</i><p>When students asked me what subjects they should major in to become a tech entrepreneur, I would say engineering, mathematics, and science. I used to believe that education in these fields was a prerequisite for innovation, and …

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