Welcome to the Greenwich
Success in life largely depends upon the choices we make. I take this
opportunity to congratulate you on making a sensible choice about your
education by joining Greenwich University. This is indeed, a small step towards a big
Greenwich, as a seat of higher education, has already come to enjoy a
distinctive place on the academic landscape of Pakistan. The reasons will
become apparent to you soon.
Pakistan Today is passing through a defining phase of its history. While we
should be rightly proud of our glorious Islamic heritage, we also have to
equip ourselves, intellectually and morally, to cope with the challenges of
the modern world of science and technology. We need to learn the difference
between learning. from the past and living in the past. Dogmatism must yield
At Greenwich, we Endeavor to strike the right balance between the
conflicting claims of Traditions, and the. Demands of modern hi-tech
civilization. This requires a re-orientation of attitudes, a mind-set which
approximates to the concept of Scotts Fitzgerald:
"The ability to hold two
opposite ideas in one's mind, without losing ohm’s equilibrium".
The dynamics of education have undergone qualitative changes recent years.
While everyone is agreed about the importance of acquiring greater knowledge
of our material environment, few seem to realize the even deeper
significance of attempting to acquire a better understanding of one's inner
self. For the ancient Greeks, “know thyself" represented the first lesson
towards acquiring wisdom. Ironically the need for greater knowledge of the
self was never more intense than in today's mundane world. As Charlie
Chaplin so prophetically warned through his immortal classic, "Modern
Times", the man behind the machine would always be more important, Hence the
need for devoting greater attention towards promoting the human resources of
That, precisely, is what constitutes the philosophy of education at
Greenwich: to produce a rounded personality, fortified with a variety of
knowledge, and capable of tackling difficult situations with tact, grace,
and equanimity. Towards that end, we provide you with all the prerequisites:
a congenial ambience, a user _ friendly computer lab, a library well
equipped with books, and the latest international journals and, above all a
faculty which compares with the best available anywhere in the country.
the global village in which we now live, Insular existence is no longer
possible, Our integrated courses are designed enable the students to look
at the larger picture.
From the new session, we propose to widen our academic
horizon by setting up a new Faculty of Islamic learning, and through further
expansion of our Development Studies program.
Our newsletter, G vision, which
has a wide circulation in the corporate and educational sectors, will
receive further impetus through the contribution of our budding creative
Higher education, without insisting on high standards, is a contradiction in
terms. At Greenwich we do not compromise on quality. Since we wish to be
judged by the highest academic standards, we have deliberately set high
goals for ourselves - right from the admission stage to the award of the
degree. We have discarded the obsolete teacher - centered teaching
methodology in favor of the more inter-active student - centered approach,
where the teacher is a facilator rather than a Mr Know-All. This makes
learning a more thrilling, and purposeful activity.
Greenwich is not a destination, but the beginning of a voyage - of
self-discovery, of knowledge, and indeed, of life itself. Our ideas may be
summed up in tennyson's words:
To strive, to seek, to find,
--- and not to yield"
May Allah Bless You All !