Queen Mary, ESUP join hands to boost access to education



Queen Mary University of London has entered into prestigious partnership with the English Speaking Union of Pakistan (ESUP).

In signing this Memorandum of Understanding, Queen Mary will jointly improve access to education in Pakistan and help young people improve not only their lives, but potentially those of generations to come.

The partnership will help to establish new programmes of study and events around areas of shared importance.

These include international education, public policy studies and policy implementation, sustainability, health, business development, innovation, languages, arts and sciences.

The partnership will also provide scholarships for students from Pakistan to study at Queen Mary.

Other activities may include joint teaching and research opportunities,  as well as mobility for staff, research fellows and students.

Professor Colin Grant, Vice Principal International, Queen Mary University of London, said, “We are hugely excited to be working with the Aziz Memon, President of the English Speaking Union of Pakistan and Nayan Patel philanthropist, entrepreneur and a Rotarian.

I have no doubt that together we will help create better futures through education and research.

“It is a source of great pride that everyone who sets foot on our campuses gains the chance to shape the world of tomorrow.

I look forward to welcoming even more students and partners from Pakistan to benefit from this experience.

“Today shows us that our efforts to access to an exemplary education knows no borders.  It marks another shining example of our efforts to make a difference in all corners of the globe.”

Aziz Memon, President ESUP, said, “The English Speaking Union of Pakistan places a world of importance on education – working to give communities vital access to the oracy skills as well as the cultural understanding they need to thrive.

“But we know that no one organisation can achieve these goals alone. We are delighted to come to these agreements today with Queen Mary, to display our shared visions, and to make tremendous strides for education across Pakistan.”

Central to this work will be Queen Mary’s Global Policy Institute (QMGPI), which uses the University’s research and ensures its place in policy around the world – so that impactful, real-world change can take place.

The agreement announced today bolsters Queen Mary’s longstanding commitment to Pakistan.

It was among the first UK universities to establish personnel in Pakistan, creating an in-country post in 2005.

It is also the number one recruiter from Pakistan in the prestigious Russell Group, with more than 1,300 Pakistani students having studied at Queen Mary.

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