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Lahore School Corporate Social Responsibility Center goes to Friends Public School

The Lahore School’s CSR in collaboration with Friends Public School distributed “MILO” –Chocolate milk - to 500 students at the School premises on the 27 August 2015. A group of Lahore School student volunteers enthusiastically participated in the event. Not only an act of kindness, the event also proved to be a great learning experience for the students, who were able to visualize the need for social entrepreneurship in different areas of society.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/01/2015 11:18:00 AM,

Innovation and Technology Center of the Lahore School of Economics Launches Sialkot Football Project

The researchers of the Lahore School’s Innovation and Technology Center launched a novel rexine subsidy project on 12 August 2015 in order to help Sialkot football manufacturers overcome the high cost of imported rexine. In this project more than 70 firms from the Sialkot football sector were invited to an event in which 30 firms were selected to receive high value vouchers from the Lahore School of Economics that can be used to purchase high-quality foreign Rexine at a large discount.

Dr. Azam Amjad Chaudhry of the Lahore School of Economics formally launches Sialkot football rexine project

This initiative has been launched under the newly established Innovation and Technology Center of the Lahore School of Economics. This Innovation and Technology Center will conduct cutting edge research on the role of innovation and technology in the economic growth and development. The research team at the Lahore School of Economics has been conducting internationally recognized research on technology in the football sector in Sialkot for the last 5 years with the support of the Government of Punjab and the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce. This research has been jointly conducted by researchers at the Lahore School of Economics, Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The Innovation and Technology center is currently engaged in an international project to benchmark technology and productivity in the Pakistani garments sector and will also benchmark technology and productivity in the Sialkot football sector and the Sialkot surgical goods sector.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/22/2015 12:59:00 PM,

Memorandum of Understanding with University of Colombo

The Lahore School of Economics and University of Colombo, Srilanka are in a cooperative academic relationship since last five years in the areas of Faculty Exchange, Research and Student Exchange. Ms. Sehrish Ehtisham, Manager Financial Assistance and External Relations, Lahore School of Economics visited University of Colombo to renew the MOU. The signing ceremony was held on 7 August 2015. Prof. Lilitha Mendis, Prof. Lakhsman Dissanayake (Vice-Chancellor), Dr. Sirimal Abeyratne (Professor in Economics) and Prof. Rev. W. Wimalaratne (Head of Economics Dept) were present.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/22/2015 12:58:00 PM,

Lahore School Corporate Social Responsibility Health Camp at Sharif Hospital

Lahore School of Economics third Free Medical Health Camp was setup by the Lahore School Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on August 20, 2015 at Shareef Hospital. Dr Baqar Shareef (General Physician, Shareef Medical Hospital), Dr Saima Malik (Consultant Hospitalist, Shaukat Khanum) and Dr Shireen Gul (Consultant Gynecologist, Ganga Raam Hospital) provided medical consultancy to the patients. A total of 120 patients were treated for ailments ranging from basic muscular pain to uncontrolled blood pressure, cough and acute gastro-intestinal disorders. 65% of the patients treated were females out of which around 25% were expectant mothers and 35% children.

The management team consisted of 10 student volunteers who managed the event efficiently. The CSR society gives students opportunity to realize the importance of voluntary work beside their studies.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/21/2015 11:33:00 AM,

Lahore School Independence Day Celebrations

As per our tradition, 69th Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated at Lahore School of Economics with national spirit and fervor. Dignified flag raising ceremony was attended by accompanied students, faculty and staff.

Dr Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, Rector Lahore School of Economics hoisted the flag and smartly turned out contingent of guards presented a salute. Addressing the enthralled audience, Dr Shahid Chaudhry threw light on the history of Pakistan, present strength of the country and how Lahore School is contributing to it's economic development.

Day long Lahore School Jashne-e-Azadi included multiple sports, indoor activities and colorful programs for children.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/17/2015 01:31:00 PM,

Lahore Journal of Economics (January - June 2015)

In the first article published in this issue of the Lahore Journal of Economics, titled “Private School Participation in Pakistan, Quynh T. Nguyen and Dhushyanth Raju of the World Bank look at the extent and nature of private school participation at the primary and secondary levels in Pakistan. The authors find that private school students tend to come from urban, wealthier, and better-educated households than government school students. They also find that the characteristics of private school students relative to their government school peers and the former’s composition differ in important ways across Pakistan’s four provinces. Also, private school participation among children varies largely from one household to another rather than within households, and to a greater extent than government school participation. Private schooling is spatially concentrated, with a few districts (situated mainly in northern Punjab) accounting for most private school students. The spatial distributions of private school supply and participation are strongly correlated. In the 2000s, private school participation rates grew in Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and across socioeconomic subgroups, contributing in particular to the growth in overall school participation rates for boys, urban children, and rich children. Nevertheless, the composition of private school students has become more equitable, driven mainly by Punjab, where the shares of private school students from rural and nonrich households have risen.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 7/29/2015 09:56:00 AM,

Lahore School of Economics Quality Enhancement Cell

The Lahore School of Economics reconstituted its Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) on June 04, 2015. The following are the members of the reconstituted QEC:
  1. Dr. Azam Chaudhry, Professor and Dean, Department of Economics and Head QEC
  2. Ms. Amberin Tanveer, Deputy Registrar and Director, QEC
  3. Ms. Mamoona Nazeer, Senior Assistant Registrar and Deputy Director, QEC
  4. Ms. Sehrish Khan, Assistant Registrar and Assistant Director, QEC
  5. Ms. Rabia Rauf, Assistant Registrar and Assistant Director, QEC
Membership of International Bodies:
The Lahore School of Economics has acquired memberships of the following International Bodies:
  1. Asia Pacific Quality Network
  2. International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education
  3. Association of Quality Assurance Agencies of the Islamic World
Events, Seminars and Conferences attended and participated:
  1. Director QEC attended a workshop organized by QAA, HEC in Islamabad, on “ Role of QECs in Quality Assurance”, January 22-23, 2015
  2. Director QEC attended the Asia Pacific Quality Network conference and Annual General Meeting at Kunming, China, April 17-19, 2015
  3. IOBM, Karachi hosted a seminar on “Sharing Practices on Student Support and Advising”, Criterion of the HEC SAR on June 10, 2015, which was attended and participated by Director, QEC.
The Lahore School’s Self Assessment Process during 2014-15 was as follows:
  1. BBA (Hons.) with Major in Marketing and Minor in Media Studies
  2. BSc. (Hons.) with Major in Economics and Minor in Mathematics and Statistics
  3. BBA (Hons.) with Double Major in Finance and Marketing

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 6/29/2015 02:31:00 PM,

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