California Southern University Keen to Work with University of Karachi

During a visit to Karachi University, a two-member delegation from California Southern University expressed its commitment to work with the KU.

Dr. Gewn Finestones and Anastasia Selberis, Vice Chairperson of Global Affairs, California Southern University, met with Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraki of the KU working at the VC Secretariat.

The visitors had shown interest in offering short-term certificate courses to the faculty members as well as online education to the teachers. During the meeting, they informed Professor Iraqi that Calsouthern University was one of the best educational institutes which provided online education in different parts of the world.

The Calsouthern University’s officials said that they would like to work with the education and psychology departments and the Karachi University Business School in the first stage. They added that they would like to extend cooperation in other fields in later stages.

Dr Gewn Finestones shared that Calsouthern would provide complete assistance in designing courses and programmes related to the subject of trauma and would also train the teachers in this regard.

She said that this was a very important topic around the world and educational institutions, particularly like the University of Karachi which had experienced faculty and provide education to students of different backgrounds, could play a very important role in bringing about betterment in society.

Dr Gwen Finestone, the president of the California Southern University, has been on her first visit to Pakistan. She has attended a series of meetings with universities’ officials, US and Pakistani government officials, and multinational corporations’ representatives in Sindh.

She said she wanted to ensure her university’s cooperation in the development of remote areas of Sindh. She also visited Chachro in Tharparkar district on Wednesday to inaugurate a school in Ghoth Kohjo Jamal Soomro, UC Gadro Katho Soomro. “I feel immense pride and joy to sponsor and inaugurate our fourth school in this remote area of Tharparkar in the past three years,” she said.

Appreciating the hospitality and warm welcome accorded to her by the people of the area, Dr Finestone said she was welcomed with nothing but generosity and gratitude.

“It is clear this community cares about educating and empowering their children. It is our hope that our mentorship, sponsorship, and educational model develop these young children into the future college graduates of our university,” she said.

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