An aerial view of the Aga Khan Universty Karachi, Pakistan. Twitter photo
Tariq Butt, Staff Reporter
The Aga Khan University (AKU) has been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities for clinical medicine and among the top 200 for public health in the latest Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, released by the AcademicRanking of World Universities, according to a statement released by AKU.
It stated that AKU was the only university in Pakistan teaching clinical medicine and public health that is ranked among the top 500 universities in the world. In clinical medicine, it jumped from the 151-200 group to the 76-100 group in 2018. The university was ranked in the 151-200 group in public health.
"This international ranking is recognition of AKU as a role model for health and education in the developing world,” said AKU president Firoz Rasul.
ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is an independent organisation dedicated to research in higher education intelligence and consultancy. The ranking draws from Web of Science bibliometric data, InCites, and reviews performance in five categories - publications, citations, top journal presence, international collaboration in publications and awards.
An increase in papers published and indexed in major citation indices has improved the AKU’s ranking over the last three years, a spokesperson said.
"Our clinical investigations are closely linked to teaching to innovate for better healthcare and to research for creating new knowledge,” said Dr Adil Haider, the dean of AKU’s medical college.
He said that the AKU would continue to maintain its excellence in different spheres.
A study of AKU’s impact in Pakistan, conducted by US-based Centennial Group International, found that AKU has an annual economic impact in Pakistan of $1 billion, and directly and indirectly supports 42,000 jobs annually.
According to a notification, the female students and staffers have been asked to wear an abaya, scarf and shalwar kameez instead of skinny jeans, tights and t-shirts. Excessive makeup, jewels and carrying large hand bags has also been forbidden.
In the wake of students rallying across Pakistan pressing for their demand to unionise, Prime Minister Imran Khan has acknowledged that student unions played a positive role in grooming young people into becoming future leaders
The Academy of International Business, the premier global organisation of international business and management scholars, has named Vice Chancellor of LUMS), Dr Arshad Ahmad, the AIB International Educator of the Year for 2022.
The food control report stated that the administrative closure decision followed the restaurant’s repeated highly dangerous violations and its failure to meet the health and food safety requirements, the ADAFSA added, noting that insects were detected on the meat and vegetable washing sink and in the clean utensil storage area.
An unemployed Arab pretending to be a real estate broker managed to fraudulently rented a villa to a Gulf citizen and his wife against Dhs147,000 after giving them forged lease contract and documents that he had obtained from the owner after impersonating a European man.
They also seized the car that caused the accident through the vehicle tracking systems and smart cameras that monitor all vehicles roaming the emirate.