Creation of another university on the anvil


The Habib University Foundation is establishing Habib University, a distinctive liberal arts and sciences educational institution that will provide quality education to outstanding students from Pakistan and the region. The ambitious project will be completed at the total cost of US $60 million. The university will be formally beginning operations in fall 2014 from a state-of-the-art seven acre campus in Karachi.
Envisaged as a world class center of learning, Habib University has signed formal partnership agreement with Texas A&M University at Qatar and is collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University, USA, for reciprocal sharing of institutional experience. Together, its award-winning campus design, international faculty, global partnerships, academic and student life program will offer students a complete higher educational experience. Habib University will be offering four undergraduate degree programmes to its first incoming class in 2014 – electrical engineering, and computer science, social development and policy, and communication studies and design through its two schools.
The board of governors, overseeing the entire academic and institutional affairs of the university, hosted their first meeting in Dubai. Bringing together national and international members who have rich leadership experience in higher education, business and industry, the members who attended the meeting included Rafiq M Habib, Lt General Tariq Waseem Ghazi (r), Ali Suleman Habib, Mohamedali Rafiq Habib, Dr Arvid Nelson, Dr Gohwer Rizvi, Wasif Rizvi, Dr Ron Robin, Dr Chuck Thorpe and Dr Mark Weichold.
Chairman of the Board and Chancellor of Habib University Rafiq M Habib thanked the board for committing their time and expertise to the university. He said: “It is a great privilege to have such distinguished leadership represented here today and is indicative of Habib University’s vision of being a global institution. We are well on our way to achieving our goal of building a world class university that will educate promising students irrespective of their backgrounds. We hope that Habib University will be the institution of choice in Pakistan.”
Habib University President Wasif Rizvi said: “Habib University is linked to leading higher education institutions from around the world for collaborative advancement of new knowledge and to ensure that we meet the highest international standards from the very onset.”


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