Islamabad Alumni Community Reunites
In what was a true reunion, in every sense of the word, the Islamabad and KPK alumni community came together on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at The Monal Resturant, Islamabad for their annual Islamabad and KPK Alumni Reunion. After more than a while away from physical meet-ups, the alumni were buzzing with excitement to finally have an opportunity to reconnect. Not only was the reunion a chance for the community to get together again in-person, but also to engage and interact with leadership from their alma mater as Mr. Shahid Hussain, Rector, Dr.
LUMS Alum Receives Prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Usama Javed Mirza (BSc 2013), a graduate of the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering at LUMS, has been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. Usama will be joining the University of Cambridge to pursue a PhD in Education and is one of 80 international PhD scholars selected for the Scholarship at the University this year.
LUMS Alumni Receive National Award
In a moment of great pride for LUMS, the President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi, and the Governor of Punjab at that time, Chaudhry Sarwar, awarded two prominent LUMS alumni with the prestigious Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in ceremonies at the President House and Governor House respectively on this year’s Pakistan Day. The national award was conferred on them for excellence in their chosen fields.
In Pursuit of a Whole New Web; How a LUMS Alumnus is Changing the Way we Think About Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and blockchains; these are terms that we’ve all heard at some point or another. Our knowledge of these terms might vary, but given the speed at which the digital asset ecosystem is evolving, it is evident that this technology is here to stay. One person leveraging the potential of cryptocurrency and effectively transforming the internet is LUMS alumnus, Dr. Muneeb Ali (BSc 2003).
CSS Information Session Held
The Office of Advancement in collaboration with Career Services Office and CSS Alumni Association arranged an introductory session on the Central Superior Services (CSS) exam on Friday, December 10, 2021 at LUMS. The session was conducted by a panel of alumni, all CSS officers, and included Bilal Ahmad (BS 2014), Hashim Masood (BSc 2016), Muhammad Ali Zafar (BSc 2017), and Muhammad Hammad Hamid (BSc 2018).
Pakistani start-up wins first place across South Asia in maiden Stanford SEED Spark Program
National Incubation Center (NIC) Lahore at LUMS nominated start-up Codeschool.pk has won top laurels and a cash prize in the capstone business pitch competition in the Stanford Seed Spark Program for high-achieving entrepreneurs across South Asia. This was the inaugural cohort from Pakistan, and was introduced by NIC LUMS.
Microbiology Lab Named After LUMS Alum, Late Muhammad Zaka-ur-Rehman
The ‘Muhammad Zaka-ur-Rehman Microbial Genomic and Multidrug Resistance (MDR) Laboratory’ was announced on January 12, 2022. The microbiology laboratory at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering at LUMS, has been named in memory of late Muhammad Zaka-ur-Rehman, LUMS MBA ’91 and former CEO of Schazoo Zaka. This laboratory will produce high impact research in areas crucial to the pharmaceutical industry like drug discovery and antimicrobial resistance.
Chairman, NEPRA at the Latest 'Leaders at LUMS' Session
Chairman of National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), Mr. Tauseef H. Farooqi (MBA 1996) shared his personal and professional journey, and the life lessons he learnt along the way. Held on December 14, 2021, the session shed light on his experience within NEPRA and the power, water and energy sectors of Pakistan and UAE. Moderated by Dr. Alnoor Bhimani, Honorary Dean, Suleman Dawood School of Business, the conversation also covered the CSR initiatives undertaken by NEPRA in recent years.
Omer and Maleeha Mahmood Scholarship Fund Set Up for National Outreach Programme
In the spirit of giving back and advancing accessible education, Omer Mahmood, Vice President of Software Engineering - Workforce, Workday, and his wife, Maleeha Mahmood (MBA 2002), Senior Associate at Armanino LLP, have pledged PKR 34 million to set up the ‘Omer and Maleeha Mahmood Scholarship Fund’. The fund will sponsor one National Outreach Programme (NOP) scholar at LUMS in perpetuity.
Call for Nominations: 2021-2022 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence
On December 19, the Vice Chancellor’s Office at LUMS announced the Call for Nominations for the 2021-2022 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. This University-wide teaching award proudly celebrates the contributions of individuals who through innovation, commitment, and continued excellence in teaching have significantly enhanced the quality of their students’ learning experiences. The Award is co-sponsored by the VC Office and the LUMS Learning Institute (LLI).