Horizon 2020- Scholarship Opportunities for students at LUMS

By: Syeda Aiman Zehra With the highest expenditure rate in the world of 80 million Euros, EU’s Horizon 2020 is on the forefront for funding research and innovative projects. It was first proposed to the European Commission in 2011 and officially began in 2014, with a primary focus on “excellent science, industrial leadership, and societal…

Urdu at LUMS: An Interview with Dr. Ahmad Bilal

This article was published in LDS’ Volume 2 Issue 3 (print edition) dated April, 2018. Dr. Ahmad Bilal Awan is currently an Assistant Professor at School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at LUMS. He did his Ph.D. from GC University with his dissertation and research analysis on philosophical subjects in Urdu. He did his Post-doctoral…

A Few Words with Ali Haider

Tell us something about yourself that we don’t generally get to hear or didn’t get to know in the year. People have an idea of the glamorous side of my tenure as the President of the Student Council, but very few people know about the tough routine that this entailed due to the Council’s affairs….

Book Review – Fragments

Fragments – a novel about love and university – is a piece that will have something for everyone to relate to. This story takes us back to a time when we loved and lost and shows us the importance of why it was so important for us to have lost. This novel will leave you…

In Conversation with Dr. Basit Bilal Koshul

Dr. Koshul completed his bachelors in Political Science from Rutgers University (1989). He did his first Masters from William Peterson College in Social Sciences (1994) and his second Masters in Islamic Studies and Christian Muslim Relations (1999) from Hartford Seminary.  His first PhD, from Drew University, was in Religion and Society specializing in the Sociology…

The Inconspicuous Relation (Discourses Within Disciplines)

In one of the Social Policy lectures at LUMS, the instructor of that particular course touched upon the definition of poverty. That would, then by corollary, also entail defining basic human needs because only then policymakers could measure if a certain person is poor or not and deserves state welfare. What the course premises on is the…

The General Honors Course

In a survey carried on LUMS Discussion Forum related to academic reading, 50% of responses found academic reading dense and boring. Additionally, a further 26.5% found the sentence structuring and content difficult to decipher. The difficulty grasped by aforementioned numbers is generally imputed to a lack of priority that we accord to reading. Most of…