- Amb Masood welcomes a rising variety of Pakistani college students to the USA.
- Efforts are underway to double the prevailing figures over the following three years, he says.
- From 2022 to 2020, there have been 10,164 Pakistani college students in American universities.
A 16% improve in admissions of Pakistani college students to US universities was recorded final yr, in response to a report launched by the US State Division.
Appreciable progress has been recorded within the variety of college students coming from Pakistan to pursue greater training in US establishments, says the annual Open Doorways Report for 2022-23, ready in collaboration with the Institute of Worldwide Training (IIE) .
“Within the yr 2022-23, there have been 10,164 Pakistani college students, in comparison with 8,772 the earlier yr, a formidable improve of 16%,” it learn.
It additionally highlights the continued significance of the USA as a premier vacation spot for worldwide research within the 2022-2023 educational yr.
Notably, the information reveals a milestone: the USA welcomed multiple million (1,057,188) worldwide college students throughout this era, representing a outstanding 12% improve over the educational yr earlier and represents the quickest progress charge in additional than 4 a long time.
This progress, he provides, locations Pakistan among the many high eight international locations experiencing a notable improve within the variety of college students pursuing their research in the USA.
Welcoming a major improve within the quantity, Pakistan Ambassador to the USA Masood Khan expressed hope that the continuing efforts would lead to doubling the prevailing numbers within the subsequent three years.
He thanked the Joe Biden administration for its cooperation within the training sector and noticed that the presence of Pakistani college students from throughout the nation in numerous American institutes not solely mirrored the shut cooperation of the 2 international locations within the training sector, but in addition assured sturdy Pakistani-American relations sooner or later.
Khan added that the main focus was on offering Pakistani college students with larger alternatives in STEM topics, notably in science, know-how, engineering and arithmetic, in order that they’ll profit from the American experience and data in these disciplines.