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STEM in Pakistan - Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy

This month, we had the honour and pleasure of interviewing Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, nuclear scientist, researcher, political commentator and an extremely well-renowned figure in the wider Pakistani community. Studying and teaching at distinguished institutions like Massachusett Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Washington, Dr. Hoodbhoy has been awarded a range of awards, including the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics in 1984 and the Kalinga Prize for the popularisation of Science in 2003.


Dr. Hoodbhoy is regarded as one of the most notable educators in Pakistan, who has provided an irreplaceable service to the study and promotion of scientific education in Pakistan. He has taught in Carnegie Mellon University, University of Maryland, Quaid e Azam University in Islamabad and most recently at Formers Christian College situated in Lahore. Besides his enormous academic contributions, Dr. Hoodbhoy is a consistent contributor to national and international magazines. Watch below our interview with Dr. Hoodbhoy, where he details his scientific work, the state of STEM in Pakistan, and how he believes we can work to truly realise the potential of Pakistan's youth.


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