Chairman’s Message

Dr. Adnan Zahir
(Chairman Board of Governors)

We have seen vast changes in the world today brought by our actions and decisions. Issues such as financial instability, environmental crisis, global warming, and refugees are becoming more serious challenges that need an urgent global response and action. I believe, universities are amazing places for amplifying the opportunities and building a better future for students, for developing and translating new knowledge, and for encouraging the community to co-create in a course of exciting initiatives and partnerships. More than the economic value of education, allowing students to invest for their future, its value towards shaping the future should also be recognized. After all, universities are designed mainly for research and to come up with innovative solutions to improve the quality of life, both as individuals and as a community. Our students, faculty, alumni, administrators, and staff stand bold for their commitment to academic excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, diversity and creative innovation. We oversee student affairs, research and development, diversity and inclusion; libraries and international relations; and lastly, institutional effectiveness and analytics, institutional accreditation and student learning assessment. We are reimagining what it is to be a university in the modern century: pioneering research, outstanding instruction, and a global presence that fosters the international, interconnected perspective that is vital to remain steadfast in the changing world. We welcome our students to participate in the endless opportunities at ICBS, joining talented scholars, entrepreneurs, dreamers and innovators who have been drawn from around the world to teach, learn, create, and study in a place where everyone belongs. It is an exciting time for the university as we build new strategic plans and work to set a renewed vision for ICBS toward 2030. I am thrilled and optimistic about the future. I look forward to working with the entire ICBS community in the months and years ahead as we continue to take ICBS forward to a brighter future.