US injects funds into Pakistani universities

    U.S-Pakistan cooperation to improve education in the Asian country continues despite increasingly strained relations between the two.

    The U.S. Agency for International Development and seven Pakistani universities signed Feb. 2 a memorandum of understanding toward joint efforts to improve the quality of higher education in Pakistan.

    As part of the memorandum, USAID pledged $15 million for the construction of new facilities at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, the Hazara University, the University of Education, University of Sindh, University Karachi in Karachi and Sardar Abdul Latif University. The agency will also help renovate a research center at the University of Punjab.

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.