An official ceremony to mark the signing of a Student Hosting Agreement between the University of Michigan and Habib University was held at the American institution’s Ann Arbor campus last week. Attended by Habib University President Mr. Wasif Rizvi, the ceremony was held at U-M’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts to commemorate the beginning of a relationship between the two institutions.
“Through the agreement, Habib University students will be able to spend a semester or a summer studying abroad at the University of Michigan, one of the most highly ranked public institutions and foremost research universities in the US.”
The ceremony was hosted by the University of Michigan’s Dr. James Penner-Hahn, one of the Associate Deans of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Dr. Matthew Hull, Director, Center for South Asian Studies; and Dr. Farina Mir, Associate Professor, Department of History. The agreement lists the different scholarly activities that HU students can engage in, along with the requirements for undergraduate courses at U-M. Under the agreement, both academic institutions are expected to build scholarly ties, facilitate academic cooperation, and promote mutual understanding.
This agreement further strengthens HU’s ties with reputed global academic institutions, putting it on the map as an institute that truly values a global academic experience, and the significance of building collaborative, scholarly ties with international institutions. Mr. Rizvi, along with the faculty of U-M present at the official ceremony, appreciated the impact of the collaboration on both institutions as well as the significance of building and strengthening such scholarly ties in the future.