Exciting news for Pakistanis seeking education abroad

Exciting news for Pakistanis seeking education abroad

Karachi (Staff Report): Italian Consul General Daniela Dainelli in Karachi has stated that the hospitality and generosity of the Pakistani people have deeply touched her.

She expressed her interest in opening gateways for Pakistani students and mentioned that when applications are sought in Italy for education, there are very few requests from the students. She encouraged students to come forward and submit applications for scholarships.

She informed that Italian universities offer programs related to almost all fields for Pakistani students, including tourism, social work, and hospitality.

Additionally, the UK has announced the Chevening Scholarships for Pakistanis. Dainelli shared her views in a seminar titled "Italy: A Destination for Education," held at the Chinese-Teacher's Memorial Auditorium at the University of Karachi, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Social Sciences.

Professor Dr. Shaista Tabassum, Head of the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Karachi, presented the welcoming address, stating that the purpose of the seminar is to create awareness about the importance of education and research for students related to various disciplines from Italian educational institutions.

She expressed the need to shed light on the numerous opportunities for education and employment in Italy for Pakistani students. Dr. Shaista Tabassum further highlighted the cultural richness, diversity, and history of Italy and emphasized that Italy is not only known for its rich culture, history, and beautiful landscapes but is also home to numerous famous scholars, architects, scientists, philosophers, and researchers.

She appreciated the efforts of the Italian Consulate in Karachi for opening new opportunities for Pakistani students. Dr. Shaista Tabassum mentioned that the University of Karachi has already signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Naples and is in the process of signing an MOU with Italy University of Udine.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Karachi, Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, shed light on the importance of learning the Italian language, stating that learning a language is not only about the language itself but also about understanding its culture and values.

During the seminar, Pakistani students who have graduated from Italian universities, professors, and doctors shared their experiences, enlightening the participants on how to apply to Italian universities and scholarships.

They emphasized the need for Pakistani students to apply to Italian universities and highlighted how obtaining an education in Italy can be a life-changing experience.

Additionally, at the seminar in Karachi, a presentation was given by the coordinator of the Italian Consulate General on the official portals of Italian universities and how students can apply for admission and scholarships. The seminar concluded with words of thanks by Dr. Naeem Ahmad, Chairman of the Department of International Relations.