IIUI Partnership

Masood and visitors


My Name is Masood Ur Rehman Khattak and I am a Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations, International Islamic University Islamabad. My three weeks visit to the University of North Carolina Wilmington- (UNCW) was awe-inspiring. The UNCW team was beyond our expectations. Despite having their busy schedules they took out time and extended sheer hospitality.

UNCW is an outstanding institution, with a huge library, well equipped class rooms, and a beautiful campus. It was a great learning experience for me. I got the opportunity to interact with students and faculty members on the campus. It was interesting to know that students were keen to learn about Pakistan, its universities, culture, people and social environment etc.

I learned about the teaching practices, especially that UNCW is focused on a student centered approach, in which they encourage their students to participate more in class and share their perspective on a particular subject or topic. In addition, UNCW arranged Pedagogy workshops on approaches to student-centered learning and Research Methods. It was great to share and learn teaching techniques in those workshops.

If you are fun loving person then Wilmington is the right place to visit. There are beautiful beaches, amazing NC Aquarium, superb hotels/food chains and shopping malls. The most amazing part of visit was our road trip to New York. We spent four days in NYC and visited most of the tourist attractions. The food, people and overall environment was appealing. It was amazing to know people with different language, culture and environment. The trip to UNCW will always remain embedded in our memories.

- Masood Ur Rehman Khatta, Fall 2015