Tackling the gender biases in higher education careers in Pakistan: potential online opportunities post COVID-19

Ashraf, Maleeha, Cagliesi, Gabriella, Hawkes, Denise and Rab, Maryam (2021) Tackling the gender biases in higher education careers in Pakistan: potential online opportunities post COVID-19. Emerald Open Research, 3. a13 1-14. ISSN 2631-3952

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Abstract

Driven to improve the quality of higher education as an engine of growth and socio-economic development within Pakistan for 20 years, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan has focused on linking academics and professional services staff with their counterparts in various countries, including the UK, US, and Australia. In collaboration with the British Council, the PAK-UK initiative has been launched to offer deeper linkages between the academics and universities in the UK and Pakistan. This paper presents statistical analysis of data collected in a British Council project highlighting the gender inequalities of the current HEC strategy. The results suggest the potential for online opportunities to help close and amend this gender gap and improve higher education in Pakistan, and the PAK-UK initiative’s role in contributing more broadly to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Economics
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Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 08:10
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2022 12:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/105276

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