As part of the Oxford Pakistan Program (OPP), we intend to support Pakistan’s education sector by providing a long-term funding program for Pakistani students, promoting the work of prominent Pakistani intellectuals, strengthening the relationship between the UK and Pakistan, uplift the British Pakistani community, and addressing the Pakistani nation’s development challenges.
A delegation of Oxford University will be visiting Pakistan at the time of the launch of the Oxford Pakistan Project (OPP). The delegation includes Prof. Adeel Malik, Haroon Zaman, Dr. Talha J Pirzada, Minahil Saqib, and Dr. Mohsin Javed.
The OPP is a unique initiative in a western academic institution that aims to provide opportunities for young Pakistanis in a top western university. It is the first of its kind.
At a function on Tuesday, Prof. Adeel Malik expressed the hope that the visit of the delegation, which included the heads of two Oxford colleges as well, would contribute to establishing and strengthening Oxford’s OPP.
There is no doubt that the program represents an investment in Pakistan’s most talented students, allowing them to access the best teaching and research resources in the world, thus allowing them to grow as individuals and achieve leadership roles in the global academic community.
In addition to means-tested graduate scholarships and bursaries, the OPP also provides research grants and scholarships for Pakistani students. His statement revealed that, in its first year of operation, the OPP provided five scholarships to students studying subjects such as mathematics, education, and development economics at Oxford.
By doing this, he pointed out that OPP is not only empowering the students themselves, but also their families and communities, who can serve as inspiration and support to the students as they progress in their academic careers.
A co-founder of OPP stated that the program fosters support and enthusiasm for Pakistani students who are seeking assistance, as well as for Oxford University researchers who are conducting research on Pakistan.