Initiatives

University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) recognizes Ziauddin University as an Official Member.

Ziauddin University is now part of a geographically and culturally diverse network of over 500 colleges and universities in 60 countries that have committed to practicing and teaching sustainability and environmental responsibility. As the secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration, ULSF supports institutions that want to contribute to a future of environmental health, social well-being, and economic viability. Ziauddin University, is the third signatory from Pakistan after NED (2018) and Mehran UET (2019), to the network of ULSF.

 

Ziauddin University becomes member of the UN’s SDG Academy.

Ziauddin University has become a Member in the SDG Academy Community of Practice. The SDG Academy, the flagship education initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), is a diverse network of educators dedicated to advancing education for sustainable development through peer learning and the sharing of best practices, customized resource development, and opportunities for research and thought leadership. ZU has established the Sustainability Office to advance progress on the SDGs.

 

ZU signs MoU with IdeaGIST Global – Bir Ventures USA Ltd. Karachi – October 27, 2020

Ziauddin University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bir Ventures USA Ltd. The Goal & objectives is to provide entrepreneurship training to the students, support business incubation center workshops, one–on-one mentoring, process guidelines and by connecting the incubators to a global pool of investors, develop an online community of students, alumni, researchers and industry to encourage collaboration in developing innovation driven enterprises. ZU students are participating in the PM’s Startup Pakistan program through this initiative.

 

Ziauddin University (ZU) has joined United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Ziauddin University join over 800 leading Institutes from around the world who are committed to building a more sustainable future by implementing the Six Principles and striving to achieve the SDGs. PRME deepens collaboration in and across institutions on specific issues relevant to corporate sustainability and responsibility and related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Ziauddin University (ZU) signs MoU with Oxfam Pakistan on Gender Edutainment

Karachi – November 26, 2020:

Ziauddin University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Oxfam Pakistan – non-Profit Organization – on Gender Edutainment. The purpose of this MoU is to set forth the framework for collaboration between Ziauddin University, HEC and OXFAM Pakistan in the areas of gender-based violence through edutainment approach in the university setting.

On the occasion of the signing ceremony of MoU, Prof. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor, Ziauddin University said “we really appreciate the objective of this MoU. It is very important for the university students to be aware of their rights and to know more about harassment policies to control it in universities and workplaces”. The project, funded by the Australian Government, has already commenced at ZU.

Sartaj Abbasi, Gender Specialist, Oxfam Pakistan and Capt (R) S. Waqar Hussain Registrar, Ziauddin University signed the MoU on behalf of both organizations.

ACU Ambassador for Ziauddin University

Dr Zulfiqar Ali Umrani has been assigned the role of Association of Commonwealth Universities – UK Ambassador from Ziauddin University. The ACU has established this role to improve communication with our members and to strengthen coordination with the UK and member institutions. ZU has established the International Office to support this initiative.

 

Monash University, Australia and ZU Research Collaboration Agreement

Ziauddin University (ZU) signed an agreement with Monash University (ANZIC-RC) for an international research project. Dr Madiha Hashmi is the PI from Pakistan and is responsible for developing this cooperation. ZU will be responsible for overall coordination of the Study in Pakistan. The project is funded by ANZIC-RC which will also provide overall global project coordination for the REMAP-CAP multi­ national collaboration.

 

ZU Startup selected for Pakistan 100 Boot Camp 2021 

Dr. Kiran Hashmi has been selected among top 13 startups in Pakistan 100 Boot Camp 2021 organized by IdeaGIST Global. Dr. Kiran Hashmi’s idea has received good scores from the panel of judges in pre-selection interview sessions. A total of only 13 teams have been successfully selected from Pakistan for the final stage.

 

ZU partnered with University of Oxford to lead project by NIHR

Project “African critical care registry network for pandemic surveillance, clinical management and research” by NIHR, in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) was led by partners including ZU and University of Oxford by Bringing together the expertise of researchers and clinicians based across low- and middle-income countries and partners from established critical care and pandemic networks internationally, this project aims to address the knowledge gaps that exist in the natural history and clinical course of COVID-19 related critical illness in Africa.