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AIERD, Arid University launch China fellowship

By APP
May 26, 2024
AIERD Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shakeel Ahmed Ramay delivers a lecture at QAU China-Middle East relation December 18, 2023. — X/@ShakeelRamay
AIERD Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shakeel Ahmed Ramay delivers a lecture at QAU China-Middle East relation December 18, 2023. — X/@ShakeelRamay

Islamabad : The Asian Institute of Eco-civilisation Research and Development (AIERD), in collaboration with Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University has launched the Understanding China Fellowship Programme 2024 for the youth intending and aspiring to understand China.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), AIERD, Shakeel Ahmed Ramay told APP that under the fellowship experts on China from Pakistani and Chinese universities and think tanks would deliver lectures and conduct workshops to train the participants. The program was supported by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Pakistan, he added. The basic objectives of the program are to equip the participants with the knowledge and information about Chinese success in different fields, acquaint them with the Chinese model of development and shared prosperity, and provide them guidelines as to how they can suggest a way forward to Pakistani policymakers in line with the Chinese way of thinking.

The fellowship is a four-month long duration programme to be divided into two parts. The first part comprises lectures, presentations, and discussions. In the second part, each participant will have to produce a 2000-word concept paper on his/her understanding of China. “The youth who have at least a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in social sciences disciplines will be preferably encouraged to apply.