Closing Meeting & International Conference on Accreditation & Internationalization in South Asian HEIs – Pakistan – Day 2

Location: CUST, NUCES-FAST, RIU, Islamabad, Pakistan

Date: 1 – 4 June 2024

SSAPI, ERASMUS, Capital University of Science and Technology, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Riphah International Universitym, Islamabad, Pakistan

Day 2: June 03, 2024

On June 03, 2024, the SSAPI team, in collaboration with the Quality Assurance Agency of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), organized the International Conference on Accreditation and Internationalization in South Asian HEIs.

Key Figures:

– Chief Guest: Dr. Zia Ul Qayyum, Executive Director, Higher Education Commission

– Guest of Honor: Mr. Nasir Shah, Director General, Quality Assurance Agency


– Around 100 participants attended in person.

– Heads/representatives from over 30 universities.

– Directors and Deputy Directors of the Quality Assurance Agency.

– Heads/representatives from five councils.

– Over 120 heads/representatives of Quality Enhancement Cells (QEC) from universities across the country.

Keynote Addresses:

– Dr. Zia ul Qayyum highlighted the importance of internationalization and emphasized the need for South Asian universities to collaborate for improving the quality of education.

– Dr. Amir Qayyum and Mr. Nasir Shah also shared their insights on the subject.

Presentations and Discussions:

Country-wise presentations were delivered, followed by Q&A sessions where participants actively engaged in discussions about the SSAPI partners’ learnings from the project.

Networking Session:

An exclusive networking session allowed participants to interact with SSAPI partner institutions, discussing topics related to quality, accreditation, and internationalization.