Riphah Contributes towards Improving QA in Higher Education in International University of Kyrgyzstan (20th to 24th May, 2017)
Director Quality Enhancement, Riphah International University Islamabad Pakistan, Engr. Salim Ahmed Khan, on the invitation of International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK) visited IUK from 20th May to 24th May, 2017. During his visit, he called on the President of IUK and Rector International School of Medicine (ISM). Thereafter, he interacted with Deans/HODs to know the prevailing Quality Management System in the university. Interactive sessions were planned with the Deans/HOD/Faculty members of the university, on the following subjects:
- Introduction to Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
- Role of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan in improving Teaching Quality and Research in HEIs of the country.
- Improving University Governance through External Evaluation
- The mechanism of grooming fresh students in Riphah International University
- Improving Teaching Quality and Research by focusing on HEC University Ranking Parameters
During the presentations on Quality Assurance to ISM faculty members, the speaker found them extremely keen and willing to learn Quality Management System of Higher Education, as implemented in Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Through these interactive sessions, efforts were made to pass on the QMS knowledge to them. It was a great interaction and they all felt extremely happy after having a first-hand knowledge about Riphah and its national and international achievements. It was pleasure to see their keenness to adopt the Riphah’s QMS model in all their departments for improving the Quality of Higher Education in IUK. The university displayed great hospitality and presented to the speaker, their national gown and cap. A few pics of the visit are attached.
Director QEC Riphah Wins 2015 APQN Quality Champion Award (17th Apr, 2015)
Director QEC Riphah, Brig (R) Engr. Salim Ahmed Khan has won 2015 Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) – Quality Champion Award. The award ceremony was held on 17th April, 2015 at Kunming, China. The honor of giving the award was done by DG QAA, HEC, Pakistan Dr. Rafique Baloch. The Pakistani contingent who attended the conference comprised upon 3 officials from HEC (DG QAA Dr. Rafique Baloch, Dy. Dir QAD Mr. Hakim Ali Talpur and Dy. Dir QAD Mr. Muneer Ahmad) and 12 Director QEC’s of different universities. The papers were read by 04 participants i.e. Director QEC Riphah, Director QEC NUST and Director QEC IOBM, Karachi and Director QEC Punjab University Lahore.
The APQN is a forum of 33 member countries having almost 33 Higher Education Commissions of these countries as member and 200+ universities as institutional members belonging to these countries. Every year, one award is given against the submitted nominations by the head of the institutions, on the recommendations of the International Jury. Alhamdulillah, Allah has honored Riphah International University by bestowing this award on Riphah’s Director QEC, this year. This is the first International Award that came to Riphah, in the clapping of 300 International participants. This activity brought Pakistan into focus of all the participants with a very positive image of Pakistan.
Riphah Celebrates ISO 9001:2008 Certification of the University (1st Dec, 2014)
Riphah International University got ISO 9001:2008 certification from world renowned Certification Agency M/S Lloyd's Register, UK. The Quality Enhancement Cell Riphah International University spearheaded the activity, provided consultancy and necessary impetus to carry out preparations by the Faculties and Departments. The Faculty Heads, all the ISO representatives and associated staff displayed high degree of commitment with the objective and worked enthusiastically to bring the Honor of ISO 9001:2008 certification for their respective Faculties, Departments and the University. The drive and support of the top management acted as a catalyst for the activity. Resultantly, by the Grace of Allah Almighty, Riphah International University got the ISO 9001:2008 certification Honor, on 26th Oct, 2014.
To Honor the dedicated efforts of all the concerned appointments, Riphah held ISO 9001:2008 Certificates Award Ceremony on 1st Dec, 2014. The Guest of Honor for the event was Prof. Dr. Anis Ahmad, Vice Chancellor Riphah International University. The Respected Vice Chancellor gave a very motivating and impressive speech on the theme of Quality Assurance and future course of action to be adopted by all the faculties and departments to achieve further higher level of excellence, in all fields, in the university. A total of 64 participants were given the Certificates of Appreciation by the Vice Chancellor. The event ended with Dua and with the Pledge to continue working in this direction with a view to carry out Continual Improvements.