Rector UMT Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad has been on official visits to Turkey where he has been meeting with different educationists, government officials, investors, entrepreneurs, business tycoons and studying various institutions and companies. In Ankara, Dr Murad paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador of Pakistan at Turkey Sohail Mehmood and discussed areas of collaboration and exchange of information between the Embassy and UMT including internships, student exchange programs, and investment funding and tourism promotion. The Rector disclosed that UMT had opened a bureau in Ankara with a focus on opening of a School, training institute and a University in Ankara. Sohail Mehmood lauded the efforts made by Dr Hasan for presenting positive image of Pakistan overseas and promoting the concept of quality education in Turkey. He also ensured that the embassy would provide therequired support to UMT to the fullest extent.
The key objective of Dr Murad’s recent visit to Turkey is to explore possibilities for exporting quality education, establishing a world-class research university, strengthening the concept of Pak-Turk friendship, boosting up economic, cultural, and brotherly ties between the two Muslim states and paving way for setting up school system in Turkey, which the UMT has recently planned to expand its program of quality education internationally, so as to begin operations at the earliest opportunity.
Earlier, Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad and his team visited the Pakistan Embassy International School and had a detailed meeting with its Director Ghalib Raza Gillani who told Dr Hasan that the school had 300 registered students and was accredited with Federal Board of Education, Pakistan and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). He also gave suggestions and feedback for the upcoming school project of UMT.
UMT’s investment in Turkey’s education would pave the way for meeting challenges of globalization, promote business education, training and research, while at the same time creating employment and providing an impetus for contributing to the economy of this country.
The Rector was accompanied by Maryem Murad, Director, and UMT Knowledge School System, Atif Ozbek, Director UMT Bureau Ankara and Umair Saeed Khan, Secretary UMT Bureau Ankara.