International Summit: Higher Education and Workforce Development in the 21st Century

An International Summit on Higher Education will be held in Islamabad from November 30 to December 02, 2022 under the auspices of Higher Education System Strengthening Activity (HESSA) project. 


  1. To bring together leaders and decision makers from universities, industry, and government to invigorate the higher education agenda and rethink the role of higher education in the 21st century.
  2. To hold conversations on addressing key challenges faced by the public sector universities today while keeping a futuristic approach.
  3. To serve as a springboard for forging a “community of practice” among higher education institutions and stakeholders, and to launch a subsequent policy dialogue series.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Partnership opportunities identified among universities in Pakistan as well as those in Pakistan and in the US.
  • A summit communique summarizing the important policy recommendations emerged from different sessions to share with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Launching of policy dialogue series following the recommendations emerged from the summit.


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