A delegation of European Union led by Michele Rizzi, Development Adviser visited Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) here on Tuesday. The delegation, during its meeting with the Vice Chancellor Prof.
Shahid Siddiqui assured that they would look into the possibility of developing linkages between AIOU and the European Union’s Universities.

The delegation was given detailed presentation on the University’s overall working Incharge International collaboration exchange office,    Zahid Majeed.

Michele Rizzi briefed the University’s academic staff and students in a seminar held here about the scholarship opportunities being offered by European Union to Pakistani side.
He said it was a part of their on-going efforts to further develop socio-economic partnership with Pakistan at the educational level.

Shahid Siddiqui comprehend the  delegation about the University’s academic activities, particularly the students’ support system and main educational features of open distance learning that was being carried out successfully for the last four decades.
He said the  two sides could cooperate in offering scholarships to their students and academia as well as undertaking research-based projects.

Siddique also appraised the delegation of the collaborative partnership that the University has developed in the recent years with Commonwealth of Learning, British Council and Netherlands Open University.

Vice chancellor said they were also encouraging their faculty members to participate in seminars and training workshops abroad to develop their educational expertise and skill.
“The AIOU was being developed as learning organization by regularly holding professional development activities for updating their staff with latest knowledge and teaching techniques in different disciplines.