ISLAMABAD, Dec 29 (INP) Treading in the traditions of strong commitment to promote higher education and quality research, the fourth cohort comprising of nine young graduates, scholars and faculty members of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad, received their tickets and health cards to attend a two-month long UNT-NUML Research Fellowship program at UNT, America.
In a simple ceremony, Rector Maj Gen (R) Masood Hasan and Director General (DG) Brig Azam Jamal handed over the tickets and health insurance cards to eight female and one male PhD and M.Phil scholars of English Studies Department. This group of nine selected scholars of NUML will proceed to University of North Texas (UNT) on 22nd of January 2015.
This cohort is proceeding to UNT under Research Fellowship Program which is part of a three-year long academic partnership between NUML and UNT to boost the research and academic culture in the University. A total of 18 graduates and 26 faculty members have attended the fellowship program so far.
Talking to faculty members, Rector Maj Gen (R) Masood Hasan said this opportunity was a trust for scholars to learn and assimilate latest research and pedagogic practices at UNT and then apply them to your own environment and class. Moreover, the majority of female in the group would help you to get your message across that women education and emancipation was equally encouraged and supported in our society. It would be your conduct that made them to see your country through your eyes, he added.
Mr Mukhtiar Muhammad, a scholar proceeding to UNT, said that getting the UNT-NUML Research Fellowship was a great appreciation for him and his fellows at Govt Degree College Lahore, District Sawabi, as it would help him to share this learning and experience at UNT among the students and scholars of his area and encourage them to follow this path of education and prosperity.
Maria B Shahid, another scholar, said that she was excited to have an opportunity to accumulate on her knowledge about emerging practices and trends in teaching and research as well as bring good memories of having interaction with some very experienced people in the field.
Another scholar and faculty member, Hadiya Khan, said “I aim to optimize this opportunity to its fullest, in all aspects, so that when I get back I am able to contribute to the filed of research, more specifically, to the field of Linguistics which is my area of doctoral research”.
These scholars, who are at advanced stage of their PhD/M.Phil programs, would conduct their dissertations or research projects under the supervision of American supervisors at UNT. They would also observe graduate and under graduate classes studying research, have extensive interactive sessions, and participate in cultural events under this Partnership-Fellowship program.