ISLAMABAD – A group of 12 selected scholars of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) will proceed to University of North Texas (UNT) on January 15, 2014 to attend a two-month long UNT-NUML Research Fellowship program at UNT, America.
It was announced during a ceremony where six (6) male and six (6) female PhD and M.Phil scholars of English Studies Department of NUML were handed over the tickets and health insurance cards by the Rector Maj Gen (R) Masood Hasan and Director General (DG) Brig Azam Jamal.
This second cohort of scholars is proceeding to UNT under Research Fellowship Program which is part of a three-year long academic partnership between NUML and UNT to boost the research and academic culture in the University. The first cohort consisting of faculty members attended the fellowship program in August 2013.
Talking to faculty members, Rector Maj Gen (R) Masood Hasan said this would be a golden opportunity for scholars to learn and assimilate latest research and pedagogic practices at UNT and then apply them to your own environment and class. Moreover, you would be representatives of your culture, society and nation and it was up to you that how you made them to see your country through your eyes, he added.
Talking to scribe, Mrs Asma Zahoor, a scholar proceeding to UNT, said that “Getting the UNT-NUML Research Fellowship offers me the unique opportunity to continue developing as an academic researchers and it will undoubtedly help me cultivate the skills necessary to be a researcher and teacher by interacting with some of the most experienced people in the field of research from the U.S. and around the world”.
Another scholar Syeda Huma Batool said “I aim to optimize this opportunity to its fullest, in all aspects, so that when I get back I am able to contribute to the filed of research, more specifically, to the field of Autism which is my area of doctoral research”.
The scholars, who are at advanced stage of their PhD/M.Phil programs, would conduct their dissertations or research projects under the supervision of American supervisors at UNT. They would observe graduate and under graduate classes studying research, have extensive interactive sessions, and participate in cultural events under this Partnership-Fellowship program.
Rector Maj Gen Masood Hasan and DG Brig Azam Jamal distributed tickets and health insurance cards among the faculty members. The ceremony was also attended by Registrar Brig (R) Saeed Akhtar Malik, Dr Nighat Ahmed, Head of English Studies Department, scholars and other officials of the university.