AUR is very happy to congratulate Anjum Malik (M.A. Sustainable Cultural Heritage 2019) on her newly appointed position with the Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) as special assistant to the Chairman, Dr. Tariq Banuri. Founded in 2002, HEC is an autonomous body in charge of Pakistan’s post-secondary education system and reports directly to the Prime Minister.

Anjum tells us “It’s only been a week since I’ve joined HEC, and I’m already getting to experience many amazing things. Dr. Banuri himself is quite new to the position and is an incredibly qualified person. He received his PhD in economics from Harvard, served as the Director for the Division of Sustainable Development at the United Nations, and taught economics at the University of Utah before becoming the HEC chairman about a year ago. He has a number of reformation plans for Pakistan’s higher education institutions, which include foreign interchange and capacity building with international organizations. Needless to say, this is a fabulous learning opportunity for me as a young professional and I’m excited to see what lies ahead.”

We wish Anjum much success with this first step into her professional career!