As many as 15 Pakistani students from various universities have been sent to Singapore to attend NUS Enterprise Summer Program 2016 at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The length of this year’s summer program is 2 weeks and it will run from 10th to 23rd July 2016.
Students were shortlisted by Habib University (HU) and Sajjad Foundation after a strenuous process. More than 400 students from 50 different colleges and universities applied out of which top 15 Pakistani students were selected for the program that started a week ago.
Habib University has always been at the forefront when it comes to partnerships that allow its students to extraordinary opportunities of studying abroad at top international universities. Moreover, the university is also open to initiatives to prospects not only for HU students but for students from other universities too.
This is not the first time Habib University has taken this step of sending Pakistani students to Singapore. Last month, 8 students were sent to California to attend Stanford Summer International Honors Program (SSIHP) which is two months long.
Mission of the program
The two week program hosts undergraduate students from universities around the world and it will focus on entrepreneurship and economic development in Singapore. Participants will also interact with locals and foreign students to share their cultural experiences. Students will also be taught about the formation of public polices besides gaining insights on business practices in the region.
Statements from the representatives of HU and Sajjad Foundation
Habib University’s Manager Admission, Mehreen Soomro, said that the task to select 15 Pakistani students was challenging yet inspiring. She stated that:
“Habib University believes in supporting students to diversify their learning experience and NUS Summer Enterprise Program supports its structured and unprecedented Learn Abroad Program. It was inspiring as well as challenging for Habib University to select 15 students from such accomplished and diverse group of students”
Ali Hussain, Chairman of the Singapore-based philanthropic organization, Sajjad Foundation said:
“The opportunity to spend a summer in Singapore will enrich their lives, expose them to alternate perspectives, and better prepare them for leadership roles in Pakistan”
Students were selected from all across Pakistan
There was hardly any discrimination during the selection process as students hail from all over the country like Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Sukkur, Peshawar and Gilgit-Baltistan. They represent various institutes including Allama Iqbal Medical College, Forman Christian College, Habib University, Institute of Business Management, Institute of Management Sciences, Institute of Space Technology, Karakoram University, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Namal University and National University of Sciences and Technology. Out of the selected students, 8 are males while 7 are females.
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