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Dr. Wasim Qazi

  • Doctorates from the Australian Catholic University (Australia) and Eastern Kentucky University (EKU)
  • PhD in Educational Administration
  • Masters in Philosophy
  • Senior Management Consultant of Europena Commission
  • Director Operations Teachers Training Program ESRA USAID
  • International Visiting Scholar Western Michigan University

Prof. Dr. Wasim Qazi is a Vice Chancellor of Iqra University, having previously served as an Executive Director of the IU from 2004 to 2010. Dr. Qazi initiated his career in 1995-96 from Hamdard University as a Special Assistant to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor. In 1999, he joined the University of Lahore as an Advisor to the Rector and Director in the Institute of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Lahore. He was also engaged as an Advisor to the Board of Governors, University of Faisalabad.

Dr. Qazi received his post doctorates from the Australian Catholic University (Australia) and Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and was an International Visiting Scholar at the Western Michigan University (USA). He earned a PhD in Educational Administration from Hamdard University and Masters in Philosophy from the University of Karachi.

He also contributed his expertise as the Director Operation for Teacher’s Training for ESRA and RTI–USAID and is a Senior Management Consultant to European Commission. As a Consultant and Project Director, the efforts of Dr. Qazi have materialized into connecting IU to a multitude of international donor organizations: USAID, UNICEF, World Bank, British Council and European Commission amongst others. At present, he is involved in diverse assignments in the Department of Education and Learning Sciences; specifically, in the area of Continuous Professional Development.

As a part of the broad based collaboration IU and EKU, Dr. Qazi is working on: the comparative analysis of school reform interventions; devising a rubric for blended learning methods in developing countries; and developing a futuristic scenario for higher education in the year 2050. With an established research and knowledge transfer track record, he has been instrumental in cementing institutional engagements with a host of organizations to develop a stimulating research partnership and generate literature relatable to the academic practices in the developing world.

Therefore, as an expert in education policy, management and research, Dr. Qazi has numerous international publications to his credit. He has presented in a range of global forums and transnational conferences; peer reviewed academic papers in prestigious journals; mentored and successfully supervised a number of M.Phil and PhD students. His scholastic interests comprise gender-specific educational interventions, school management committees, instructional, learning and cognitive sciences.

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