ISLAMABAD           -       Riphah University has organised and international symposium on digital transformation in higher education. The main objective of the online symposium was to bring together leading academic expert scientists and researchers to share their experiences on all aspects of online learning and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, issues, challenges encountered, and strategies adopted to cope with change. In the welcome address, Chancellor Riphah International University, Hassan Muhammad Khan shared that socio-economic development of our country is inextricably linked with its higher education system, particularly scientific research and innovation in technology. He further discussed the opportunity to rethink and redesign our higher education system for a paradigm shift from brick and mortar universities to the universities in handheld devices and from traditional pedagogical approach to inclusively effective and equitable e-learning.

The symposium was graced by world renowned keynote speakers: Prof. John Sanders (United Kingdom), Prof. Vernon Curran (Canada), Prof. Hossam Hamdy (United Arab Emirates), Dr. S.G. Rao (United Arab Emirates), Prof. Michael Sankey (Australia), Prof. Paul Barach (United States of America), Prof. Dr. Ajantha Dharmasiri (Sri Lanka), Dr. Khurram Jamil (United States of America), Dr. Zarrin Seema Siddiqui (Vietnam), Dr. M. Saiful Bahri Yusoff (Malaysia), Dr. Tao Le (United States of America), Prof. Dr. Anis Ahmed (Pakistan) and Dr. Saad Naeem Zafar (Pakistan). Dr. Raheela Yasmin (Pakistan) moderated the symposium.

Considering the need of digital transformation and changes in landscape of higher education; Riphah University has organized this online symposium on “Digital Transformation in Higher Education” which has gathered a bouquet of experts from all over the world. Director Marketing Riphah International University, Dr. Yousaf Siddiqui appreciated the overwhelming response from 4000+ participants from 350+ organization and from 20+ countries.