Deakin University’s first ever Deakin Week in Pakistan concluded Friday. The 2019 Deakin Week in Pakistan goes beyond showcasing Deakin’s strengths; it demonstrates the University’s unique relationship with Pakistan. For nearly 20 years, Deakin has been one of Australia’s largest beneficiaries of Pakistan outbound students. These students have worked hard and achieved incredible success in a variety of fields, helping to grow Deakin’s name and reputation.
Deakin Week in Pakistan illustrates how partners’ expertise, knowledge and networks can be enriched through regular engagement with Deakin. This will be highlighted through professional development, internationalising curricula, collaborative research pathways and global citizenship initiatives. With the theme ‘Creating Connections and Partnerships’, Deakin Week in Pakistan was aimed to strengthen Deakin’s connection with Pakistan through engaging all partners, agents and other stakeholders.
The biggest delegation of Deakin’s faculty members ever to Pakistan, consisting representatives of various departments such as Health, Business and Law and Science, Engineering and Built Environment and Arts and Educations actively participated at these events and freely interacted with students and media sharing common areas for collaboration and partnerships. Representatives of Australian High Commission Office, members of Islamabad and Lahore Chamber of Commerce and senior management of public and private educational institutes also keenly participated in all the events.
As part of the first ever Deakin Week in Pakistan, following public events were held in Lahore and Islamabad where select audience participated through prior registration and screening.