In today’s world, the development of a nation hinges upon human capital development and universities play the most important role in this pursuit. All top ranking universities of the world have been at the forefront of modern day innovations. Being seats of higher learning, universities are meant to produce knowledge through scholarly research and nurture creative human minds to take leading roles in their respective areas of expertise. However, lack of vision and commitment on the part of ruling elite, coupled with limited availability of intellectual, technological, and financial resources, especially in a developing country like Pakistan, have seriously constrained the role of universities in terms of research and creativity.
The involvement of the private sector in establishing Higher Education Institutions in Pakistan has been a positive development for the past few years. Lahore Leads University (LLU), has already emerged as a quality institution at both undergraduate and graduate levels. I feel very confident to claim that LLU possesses all the right ingredients to develop into a world class institution of higher learning. The establishment of a world class university needs strategic vision and strong commitment from its top management which is very well elaborated in the accompanying Message of LLU President.
Moreover, I feel proud to have an excellent blend of young and experienced academicians and professionals to impart state of the art education and training at the undergraduate level. The interactive mode of teaching is going to replace the monotone lectures and rote learning. The faculty will also focus on moral values and character building so that our graduates can fit into a leadership role.
The growing number of M. Phil. and Ph. D. Programs supported by a well-established library and adequately equipped laboratories reflect the true research and knowledge development spirit of the students, faculty and management.
All the academic programs will now be tailored to inculcate creativity and experiential learning so that our graduates can venture into new enterprises of their own and become job providers rather than job seekers. On the research and development front, it needs to be envisioned that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is opening up many new vistas of Economic, Social, and Technological developments for Pakistan. Therefore, a lot of research and development funding as well as commercialisation and entrepreneurial development opportunities are on their way. Lahore Leads University, Insha Allah, will be taking the lead in becoming the strongest partner in economic development of Pakistan and leading the world in knowledge creation and dissemination.
Let's join together at LLU to lead the world.