Islamabad:The government of Japan has awarded MEXT Research Scholarships for the year 2011 to eight postgraduate students of Pakistan, aiming to provide them an opportunity to pursue higher studies in their respective fields at Japanese universities.
The fully funded Japanese scholarships programme is designed to contribute to the long-term development needs of Pakistan to promote good governance, economic growth and human development.
The scholarship grantees have been selected by the Embassy of Japan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) in collaboration with the MEXT Alumni Association of Pakistan (MAAP).
The scholars who have been selected for scholarship programme included Umar Asfar Khan (Computer Sciences), Umar Asfar Khan (Engineering), Syed Mujtaba-ul-Hassan (Engineering), Rehman Uddin Mian (Social Sciences), Waqar Aziz Jadoon (Basic Sciences), Shakeel Ahmed (Engineering), Mohammad Mohsin Hakeem (Social Sciences) and Tayyaba Mateen (Engineering).
The Embassy of Japan on Friday hosted a reception in honour of the scholarship grantees for the year 2011. The alumni of the scholarship programme were also invited to share their knowledge with the scholarship grantees. Head of Public Affairs Section, First Secretary, Kuniko Nakamura, during her speech, congratulated the students in this challenging endeavour and also expressed her hope that the students would come back to Pakistan to utilise their knowledge and expertise for the common good of Japan and Pakistan The news