Congratulations to Dr. Fauzia Idrees Abro alumna of MUET who has been awarded the Entrepreneurial Award 2019-20.

Dr. Fauzia Idrees Abro who is also an alumna of City University, London received the award from British Council for her remarkable achievements and contributions in the field of entrepreneurship.

Dr. Fauzia graduated with an engineering degree from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro. She started her career as an engineering officer in the Pakistan Air Force. She served PAF for 22 years and led the Cyber Security team, working on the development of cybersecurity solutions for defense forces. She also worked as a lead researcher at Air University Islamabad and supervised the academia-industrial collaborative projects. Currently, she is the CEO of her company: Cynosure Technologies which provides cybersecurity solutions to financial institutions, banks, military, and government organizations. She also serves as the founding president of a non-profit organization, Women in STEM Pakistan, working to promote STEM education for girls in Pakistan. Fauzia did her Ph.D. in Information Security Engineering from the City University of London.

The Study UK Alumni Awards 2019-20 recognize and celebrate the benefits that studying at a UK university has had upon the individual, their community and country.

What began as a pilot in 2015 in three countries is now a global awards programme open to alumni in every country, celebrating outstanding alumni around the world. All alumni are entered into the Global Alumni Awards, with additional national-level awarding ceremonies in 12 countries: Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, Greece, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Turkey. The finalists and winners of the Global Alumni Awards will be announced online as part of a digital campaign to promote their stories from April 2020. The three global winners will be invited to the UK for a professional networking visit to build their networks and boost their careers.

This year, more than 1,200 applications were received from alumni in more than 140 countries, representing alumni from more than 80 percent of all UK higher education institutions. In future years we hope to continue to celebrate and share the inspirational stories of many more outstanding UK alumni, showcasing the value and impact of a UK higher education.

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