UHS new degree | LCWU vacation

UHS to introduce new degree
Lahore, July 08: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) is going to launch a two-year master's degree programme in Health Professions Education this year.

UHS Vice-Chancellor Prof Malik Husain Mubbashar named Prof Abdul Majeed Chaudhry as course director at the 56th meeting of the UHS Advanced Study and Research Board here on Thursday.

Addressing the board members, Prof Chaudhry said the programme was meant for all health professionals who were working as teachers in medical institutions or those who wanted to pursue a career in medical education.

Mostly distance based, the programme is designed for health professionals who want to prepare for educational leadership. The online format of the programme, where learning material will be sent to students by e-mail, will allow professionals to pursue their degrees without leaving their jobs.

He said there shall be four contact periods of 15 days each in the two-year degree programme, which would conducted at the UHS. These contact periods would consist of various sessions, interactive lectures, group discussions, self study periods and projects.

Those having MBBS or BDS degrees with one-year house job experience and BS Nursing with three-year experience shall be eligible for admission.

UHS shall engage local as well as foreign faculty for the programme and provide books and other reading material.

The board also considered synopsis for registration of students in various postgraduate courses. Dawn

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PU results
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has announced the result of MS Total Quality Management (Evening), Semester System, Session 2007-2009 (Fall).

Punab University (PU) Examinations Department on Tuesday announced the results of MSc Seismology, Semester System, Session 2008-2010, and Master of Business Education, Semester System, Session 2007-2009.

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LCWU vacation
Lahore: The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) will remain close from July 15, 2011, to September 4 in connection with the summer vacation. According to a press release here on Wednesday, Registrar Dr Humala S. Khalid said that administrative offices of the LCWU would be functional during the vacation. The university would reopen on September 5, 2011.

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PhD degree
Government College University (GCU) on Tuesday awarded a PhD degree to a candidate in the subject of Urdu. The GCU notified Nasima Rehman as Doctor of Philosophy in Urdu.

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LUMS holds seminar with support of Aman ki Asha
Lahore: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) will host a unique initiative by the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders (YGL) on Indo-Pak relations on Friday (July 8).

This is the first World Economic Forum's YGL event in Pakistan. Based on the premise that climate change and natural disasters pose risks to both Pakistan and India -- and are likely to grow in impact -- the initiative promotes proactive bilateral cooperation to manage risks better for mutual benefit.

Both countries are on the frontlines of climate destabilisation and highly vulnerable to impacts such as floods, droughts, sea level rise, cyclones and storm surges. Scientists warn that extreme weather events such as last year's devastating floods are expected to increase in frequency.

Combined with natural disasters, these extreme weather events could undo development gains and deal a blow to rich and poor alike in both nations affecting social cohesion and stability. Many opportunities exist for practical cooperation and the launch conference on July 8 will set in train a multi-year programme of work in both countries.

The initiative is the brainchild of Pakistani and Indian 'Young Global Leaders' (YGLs), who came together following last year's floods. They have now turned their efforts to mobilise the Swiss-based World Economic Forum (WEF) and its influential network of YGLs to exert leadership on issues of mutual concern. A follow-up is planned at the WEF's India Economic Summit in Mumbai in November 2011.

The launch event at LUMS will feature well-known personalities from the world of policy, politics, media, NGOs and academia as well as numerous practitioners and experts. The conference is being organised in partnership with the Centre for Social Markets, Aman Ki Asha and Third Pole, with support from DFID.

Students, faculty and alumni are encouraged to attend, but prior registration is mandatory. Those who will be participated are LUMS Vice Chancellor Dr Adil Najam on behalf of the World Economic Forum, Sushant Palakurthi Rao, Director, Head of Asia, Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmad former head of the National Disaster Management Authority, Dr PG Dhar Chakrabarti, former director of Saarc Disaster Management Centre and former director of the National Institute for Disaster Management (India), Dr Saleem H Ali, professor of Environmental Planning and Asian Studies and director, Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security, University of Vermont, Michael Renner, Consultant, Norwegian Peace-building Resource Centre, Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Head, LEAD Pakistan and Asia Network Director, Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Khalid Sherdil, Director General, Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Punjab, Chandan Mitra MP (BJP), India , Manish Tiwari MP (Congress), India, Baijyanath 'Jai' Panda MP (BJD), India and others. The news

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