Mr. Asif A Malik

Chairman/CEO

Profession

I am an educationist by profession, writer by passion, community development enthusiastic and Vlogger at University of Success in Pakistan. An extrovert soul, sensitive and curious to meet new people, explore different cultures and share experiences to lift those who need help to grow in life. Currently, serving as Deputy Registrar (Principal Secretariat) of COMSATS University Islamabad since July 19, 2010 which is Pakistan’s first exclusive university internationally featured for cutting edge research, quality of higher education and production of graduates well equipped with market skills and awareness on national issues, trained by more 1100 PhD faculty members. Previously, I have been working as Lecturer/Coordinator in Institute of Art and Design of Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan from 2004 to 2010 where I was teaching courses on Interpersonal Skills, Personal Development and Business Communication to undergraduate students. Currently, I teach MBAs and BBAs on visiting basis at IQRA University Islamabad and Bahria University Islamabad. I hold Master degree in English Language & Literature, MBA and M S in Management Sciences with distinction in Research Thesis. I have 16 years of full-time work experience in teaching and administration of higher education where I have equipped myself with skills and knowledge in conducting meetings of statutory bodies including Boards of Studies, Boards of Faculties, Board of Advanced Studies, Academic Council, Syndicate and Senate. Being part of Registrar office and a secretariat support to Rector of the university, I have been key part of all the legal processes to develop necessary ToRs, rules, regulations, policies and statutes for academic and administrative functions of the university which also include forming international collaborations. I have strong command on interpretation of Acts and Charters of universities and how an Act or Charter should be implemented in true letter and spirit. Being part of Principal Seat of CUI, he has very sound understanding of working with federal as well provincial ministries, diplomatic missions, academic regulatory bodies, corporate organizations, development sector and the parliament of Pakistan. This has helped me to build a strong network of more than 500 renowned academicians, researchers, think tanks and universities leaders with whom several joint projects are discussed from time to time and knowledge sharing is encouraged for intellectual uplift of students and faculty of CUI.

Research Interests

My research interests include digital platforms, governance, information systems management, future of work, social media and ICT. I have so far presented three research papers as principal author in three international conferences. First paper “Exploring the Strategic Approach of Higher Education Institutes for Using Social Media in Pakistan” in International Research Conference on Business and Social Innovation (IRCBSI-2018), Hamdard University Islamabad, Pakistan March 17 and 18, 2018. Second paper “Analyzing the Situation of Afghan Migrants in Pakistan” in International Conference on “Education and Cultural Heritage, Brussels, Belgium June 10, 2017. Third paper “CPEC and necessity to include Russia for regional peace and economic stability” presented in 8th Judicial conference organized by The Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan under the auspices of National Judicial (Policy Making) Committee by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Passion for Life Coaching: Influencer at University of Success

I am the creator of life coaching and personal development initiative “University of Success” in Pakistan with the sole aim to help people grow in education, career, relationships, financial freedom and self-actualization. University of Success initiatives drives on its four core values Passion, Pride, Connectivity and Growth. I have privilege to be groomed and trained by core team member Mr. Irfan Maqbool of the world best leadership guru John Maxwell in United States of America. Apart from this, I am certified personal development graduate from 35th Event Wise program by Olde Vechte Foundation Ommen Netherlands under the joint project with world life changing guru Tony Robinson. Apart from this, In August 2016, I was awarded fellowship under Professional Development Program of Ministry of Science & Technology, Pakistan to attend PGLS (Preparing Global Leaders Summit) at Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, in Moscow. PGLS is one of the finest personal development training program, highly competitive, activity based and full of pragmatic simulations about life. It was jointly organized by Georgetown University USA and the Federal Govt. of Russia. I participated in Preparing Global Leaders’ Summit in Moscow from August 20-30, 2016 and successfully presented Pakistan among other 32 countries from Europe, Africa, North America and Middle East. During the summit, I won two distinctions including Interview Simulations Competition and Parliamentary Law-Making Competition with peer delegates from Japan, Mexico, Algeria, Saint Martin and Montenegro.

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Internationalization

  • I have been featured at various prestigious international forums across Russia and Europe. I am certified personal development trainer and only Pakistani qualified in 35th Event Wise training on Personal Development in Ommen, Netherlands organized by Olde Vechte Foundation, Netherlands.
  • I have privilege to deliver talk on “Emerging Pakistan” to community of international students at Erasmus University Rotterdam (International Institute of Social Sciences, Den Haag, Netherlands on March 13, 2019.
  • I have travelled to Russia for first time in 2014 for 15 days, at his self- initiated travel expedition aiming to enhance people to people contact between both countries as an ambassador of peace, harmony and cultural exchange. I have the honor to deliver talks on soft image of Pakistan in the oldest Russian universities including Moscow State University, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Institute of Asian and African Studies. I also represented Pakistan during International Week on “Effective University Networking: response to global challenges, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, organized by Piter the Great Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia. I am expecting my first book which is travel story (Safar Nama) being published soon which shall mirror his social, educational, cultural and intellectual experiences in Russia for peace building purposes.
  • In August 2016, I was once again awarded fellowship under Professional Development Program of Ministry of Science & Technology, Pakistan to attend young leaders’ summit at Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, in Moscow. I participated in Preparing Global Leaders’ Summit in Moscow from August 20-30, 2016 and successfully presented Pakistan among other 32 countries from Europe, Africa, North America and Middle East. During the summit, I won two distinctions including Interview Simulations Competition and Parliamentary Law-Making Competition with peer delegates from Japan, Mexico, Algeria, Saint Martin and Montenegro.
  • I strongly believe in knowledge sharing and education without borders. I give online lectures on decision making, interpersonal skills, global harmony and cross border education exchange to MS & PhD students of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow Russia and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India in regular intervals.

Media Contribution

I write to highlight challenges being faced by Pakistani education system through his op-eds and blogs in leading national and international English newspapers, online forums, blogs and magazines which includes the Daily Times Pakistan, Pakistan Observers, ARY News blogs and Evolve Magazine in Pakistan and Russia Insider in Moscow, ACU in London and HREA, Community of Practice, USA. I have prestige to be only selected Pakistani author by Association of Commonwealth Universities for its official campaign on higher education “HE-Beyond 2015”, wherein U was featured the most read author among 500 universities and research institutions of 53 commonwealth countries in November-December 2014:

Talks and Speeches

  • The importance of “Mental and Physical Health” an informal session with 100 participants from different walks of life got together on adventurous Hike organized by Pakistan Wild Life Department at Trail 5, Margalla Hills Islamabad February 5, 2019
  • “Rise Up” during 1st Youth Leaders Talk in hotel Dreamland Islamabad organized by Youth Counselling & Development Network April 27, 28 2019.
  • “Self-Identity” on a seminar organized by Make Ambition & Join Us at School of Management Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, April 1st, 2019.
  • “A Good Life” 1st Reading Conference organized by Read Foundation in COMSATS University Islamabad to promote Books Reading Culture among university students, held on December 22, 2018.
  • “Role of Volunteerism in Pakistan” National Youth Conference on Sustainable Development Goals organized by Youth Counselling & Development Network, Islamabad Pakistan October 8, 2017.
  • “A Meaningful Life” 1st National Youth Speak Forum 2016 organized by AIESEC at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology, Pakistan on Youth Mobilization and Empowerment through education.
  • “Education Governance & Accountability” Press Club, Peshawar, KpK, Pakistan organized by Mishal Pakistan (A subsidiary of World Economic Forum in Pakistan).
  • “Education for All” Speaker, delegation Leader and representative of CUI at 1st Pakistan Education Innovation Corridor Conference held in Serena Islamabad on June 2, 2015, organized by “Ilm Ideas” (A Project of UKAID, focusing on Innovation and Citizen Action Transforming Education in Pakistan.
  • “Peace & Tolerance through Education” Youth Empowerment Drive at National Youth Summit 2014 organized by Aiming Change for Tomorrow (ACT International), Pakistan which demanded imposition of a youth emergency in Pakistan.

Collaborations

I hold voluntary memberships of various national and international organizations in Pakistan working to play his part in the socio-economic development of Pakistan. I deliver talks to various events/conferences mostly on youth empowerment, personal development, urging young people to identify themselves for great cause to lead from the front and serve the less fortunate. The membership includes Mishal Pakistan (A country partner institute of the global competitiveness and benchmarking Network World Economic Forum), Agahi Award jury members since 2015 in the category of Education, National Academy of Young Scientists of Pakistan, ACT International, Youth Counseling Development Network, Islamabad and IDEAS COMSATS Islamabad.

Community Development

Chairman/Founder, PARAS Education Services, Pakistan (parasedu.org): a community development initiative to support education of underprivileged children and empowerment of youth in rural areas of Pakistan. More than 100 career talks on personal development, 5 initiative of promotion of peace through music, 35 workshops on girl’s education, 3500 students impacted. Do you want to make a positive impact on the future of Pakistan? You can help transform the lives of Pakistani children. Join hands with Paras Education Services.

Apart from this, I am community development collaborator with international organizations e.g., ACT International, Pakistan, Red Crescent, World Economic Forum, Global Shapers Chapter in Islamabad, Community Services School System Islamabad and Laal, Lahore for promotion of children education, reducing technology gap, youth empowerment, human rights and civic education. I am member of National Experts Team of National Academy of Young Scientists, Pakistan and possesses great passion to bridge younger generation of Pakistan with academicians from developed countries through educational and cultural exchange initiatives. I also maintain membership of Human Rights Education Association (HREA), Community of Practices, United States of America and serving as Country Chair (Pakistan) for Global Network for Inclusive and Sustainable Development, New Delhi, India which support advocacy of access to education for all and driving efforts for inclusive and sustainable development at global level. Through these intellectual powers, I am determined to change circumstances of underprivileged children and youth in Pakistan through education to an extent that no child of this nation is left behind and uneducated.

International Visits for Academic and Cultural Exchanges Initiatives

UAE, Qatar, Russia, Netherlands, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Belgium and Portugal

Don’t Hesitate to Connect:

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Email:asifmalik@comsats.edu.pk, acquriosu12@gmail.com

Mobile: +92 (0)321-5027688


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