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April 24, 2015

International conference concludes at Bahria University

Islamabad

 
April 24, 2015

Islamabad
The second-day of the International Conference on ‘Role of Universities in Building Global Citizens (RUBGC)` has been organized by Bahria University Islamabad. The conference highlighted the issues related to prepare students for global workplace, short-term international experiences: costs, benefits and risks and technology and global citizens.
Federal Minister of Planning and Development, Planning Commission of Pakistan, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal presided over the session as the chief guest. While speaking to the audience, the Chief Guest of the event, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal appreciated BU efforts in organising this international conference which provided an excellent opportunity to interact with academicians, researchers, practitioners and students to learn and share knowledge resulting in new opportunities.
He highlighted all the important aspects concerning global citizenship, which need to be triggered. He said that it is very important that educational institutions understand the problems arising from rapidly changing dynamics of the world, so that they are able to adapt and take crucial and correct decisions at the proper time. For facilitating and promoting such innovation, it is necessary to develop, globalized curriculum. All aspects related to Global Citizens were adequately covered with nine speakers taking the floor. The conference illuminated how universities will better equip students for facing the challenges of global workplace. It probed into the costs, benefits and risks associated to incorporating the technology for global workplace in order to better understand the concept.
With global economies getting more integrated, international trade becoming more common, and cultures merging, the concept of national citizenship is losing its significance as the only defining force of individual identity. These cultural, political and economic complexities require a concept that could transcend boundaries of nationalism and address the

bigger issue of globalisation.
The conference ended with the closing address of the Rector of Bahria University, Vice Admiral (r) Tanveer Faiz. “The purpose of the conference was to bring together policymakers, researchers, and educators to brainstorm the idea as to how universities can contribute in shaping of global citizens. This two-day conference has provided a platform of thought for everyone here to share their ideas and views on best practices and principles and to bring us novel ideas,” he said.

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