It is said that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens usually makes change possible in this world. Such a change was initiated through the generosity of the Dhanani family – a successful entrepreneurial family based in Houston, Texas – whose substantial gift towards the School of Science and Engineering (SSE) will play a major role in the transformation of science and engineering education in Pakistan.
In light of their gift and to honor the Dhanani family, an inaugural ceremony was held on 29th September, 2018, officially renaming the SSE, the Dhanani School of Science and Engineering (DSSE). The Chancellor, Mr. Rafiq M. Habib, members of the Board of Governors, the Habib and Dhanani families, friends, faculty, and well-wishers of HU attended the event.
“@HabibUniversity is one of the most generous universities catering to access problem through programs such as HU-TOPS,” says Wasif Rizvi, President #HabibUniversity #CreatingLegacies pic.twitter.com/vrwcUHM59s
— Sarah Rehman (@rickshaw_raani) September 29, 2018
Speaking at the ceremony, President Wasif Rizvi highlighted the need for fostering technical education in Pakistan, which lags behind regional neighbors, and stressed the need for investing in higher education in Pakistan. He pointed out that generic quality issues such as static content, a contextual disconnect where students’ learning did not meet the requirements of the industry, and access to quality higher education were the three main issues plaguing higher education in Pakistan.