New liberal arts and sciences’ university to begin in fall of 2014

KARACHI: A new liberal arts and sciences’ university has been set up in the city and it will begin classes from the fall semester of 2014. Established by the Habib University Foundation, the university has been formed in collaboration with Texas A&M University at Qatar and Carnegie Mellon University, USA. According to a statement, the university has a merit-based and need-blind admissions policy and it will offer 20 per cent full and 20 per cent partial scholarships to its students. The faculty, hired from Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania, will be offering four undergraduate degree programmes in electrical engineering, computer science, social development and policy, and communication studies and design, through its two schools.

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