HU Students arrives at America’s Stanford University
By Staff Reporter
KARACHI: Habib University students reached America’s Stanford university here yesterday. They departed two days earlier from Karachi airport .
They will attend eight week Stanford Summer International Honors Program(SSIHP) Eight Pakistani students of Habib University (HU) reached Californian Stanford university, United States, on 19th June, 2016, for eight-week Stanford Summer International Honors Program(SSIHP).
On June 17, 2016, eight students from Habib University departed from Pakistan to the United States. Their agenda is to attend the prestigious Stanford’s SSIHP, where brilliant young minds from the globe and make their way to Stanford.
The eight week long academic program will give them an opportunity to choose to study from around 250 courses in Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering; as well as establishing contacts with young thinkers from around the world.
The University takes pride in introducing the students who eventually were selected to go for the SSIHP after a rigorous selection process based on intellectual prowess, and the ability to articulate their thoughts in a meaningful way so that the students act as cultural ambassadors of Pakistan in general, and Habib University in particular
The core concept of SSIHP is to promote collaborations among students and thinkers by engaging them in a meaningful conversation and dialogue. This is accomplished by nurturing a culture of diversity of thought which becomes evident from the fact that this year alone, there are more than 100 students attending from 20 universities in 14 different countries – among which, Habib University will be representing Pakistan for the first time in the history of Pakistan.
Initiatives like the SSIHP will definitely aid HU students to not only take advantage of Stanford’s intellectual resources, but to also be exposed to the entrepreneurial culture of the Silicon Valley which is notorious for transforming budding young minds into successful global thinkers.
Stanford University is a private research university in California, and one of the world’s leading educational institutions, with the top position in numerous rankings and measures in the United States.
Last year, the president of Habib University Mr. Wasif Akbar Rizvi and the Dean of Stanford university’s continuing studies and summer session Dr. Charles Junkerman signed a mutual agreement for the Stanford Summer International Honors Program (IHP) the agreement will help the students of Habib university to get courses into Stanford university.