Dean’s Message

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Welcome to the Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education (SOE). SOE is home to a well-knitted and vibrant community of students, faculty, and staff. Our student body is diverse with respect to experience, region, gender, age, socio-economic and educational background. We truly imbibe the spirit of 'merit matters' and offer generous merit-based and need-based scholarships to competent individuals who are committed to creating a positive impact in society. Our faculty comprises leading academics from various subdisciplines within the field of education. This diversity in both the faculty and student body, positions us to educate leading professionals for a variety of roles including school principals, managers of school chains, researchers, policy analysts and implementers, and higher education administrators.

Our flagship programme, MPhil in Education Leadership and Management (ELM) is an interdisciplinary degree aimed at inspiring and enabling individuals to serve as future leaders of the education sector. This programme has been designed to equip students with skills and knowledge to excel in the fields of research, policymaking, and practice. Our students are not only exposed to methodological and theoretical debates within the field of education, but they are also given opportunities to acquire skills to systematically diagnose and solve real-world problems as well as effectively manage and lead teams. The culminating experience of MPhil ELM is a semester-long practicum project where students get the opportunity to work with leading organisations to tackle problems of practice. We offer this unique experience to our students so that they can demonstrate their academic knowledge, technical and leadership skills beyond the classroom.

We at SOE believe that progress in the field of education can only be achieved through a collective and collaborative effort. We pride ourselves in fostering mutually beneficial relationships with numerous stakeholders in the education sector. SOE has partnerships with over 46 organisations, which include government institutions, private schools, and NGOs. We also regularly host co-curricular events where leading academics and practitioners share their work with SOE and the wider LUMS community. These strong linkages fostered by SOE, allow our students to engage and network with key players in the education sector.

Our students undergo an unparalleled educational experience, which enables them to practice adaptive leadership and thrive in the ever-changing educational landscape. It is a testament to the quality of the MPhil ELM programme that amidst a global crisis, a large number of students from our inaugural batch were employed even before graduation!

We are confident that our students will emerge as leaders of the education sector and help us to further our mission of positively transforming the educational landscape of Pakistan.

Dr. Faisal Bari
LUMS Syed Ahsan Ali & Syed Maratib Ali School of Education