University of Cambridge has selected three students from Pakistan for the scholarship programmer for the year of 2016. According to the details three Pakistanis have been selected among 55 international students to be part of this yearâ€™s Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme.
Ayesha Riaz, Noor Shahzad and Safwan Aziz Khan are the three lucky students who were selected for the scholarship..
â€œUpon completion of my PhD, I intend to join my university back to continue teaching and doing research in my field of study. I am excited and honored to begin my doctoral studies at Cambridge as part of the Gates community,â€Â saidÂ Riaz, who is a Karachi University graduate and has alsoÂ completed her MS in Genetics from the Iowa State University on a Fulbright scholarship.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.
Shahzad, who carried outÂ undergraduate research at Lahore University of Management Sciences on Urdu womenâ€™s digests aims to further investigate these digests through herÂ MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies.
â€œMy research aims to examine the continuities and discontinuities in discourses on womenâ€™s reform in Urdu literature. I am deeply honored to be joining the Gates Cambridge community and look forward to learning from and contributing to such a diverse group of scholars,â€ she said.
Khan, a Karachitte, shares that his native cityÂ has motivated him to pursue a career in public service.
â€œI join Cambridge as a Gates scholar this year for the MPhil Public Policy programme, to undertake academic training in the finer crafts of policy making and practice. I am honoured to represent some of the finest institutions in Pakistan, including my alma mater Qauid-i-Azam University (QAU), the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, and the Jinnah Institute,â€ Khan said.