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Prof. Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder

Vice Chancellor, Ziauddin University

Dr. Irfan Hyder

Prof. Dr Syed Irfan Hyder has a wide experience in academic leadership, consultancy, entrepreneurial ventures, trainings, research and in the design and implementation of innovative programs and as a multi-disciplinary speaker. He provides consultancy for entrepreneurial and personal visions, students/parental counseling and school education. He is currently Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin University ( . 

Dr Irfan Hyder did his MS (1989) and PhD (1994) from University of Texas at Austin. He also has BE (1985) from NED, Karachi and MBA (1987) from IBA, Karachi.

As Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin University, his projects include upgrade of the university to a paperless formal organization and recognition of the university as a multidisciplinary institution of higher education committed to creating an impact on industry, economy and society. His current projects include alignment of the policies and procedures of over 120 undergraduate and graduate programs spread over 8 faculties and 20 colleges in widely diversified disciplines.

As Rector of IoBM ( his projects included redesign of MBA program, launch and growth of PhD program and strategic projects involving design and implementation of systems and processes for engagement, impact and innovation to create impact on society and industry through entrepreneurship, experiential learning and alignment of vision and missions of faculty members with that of the Institute.

 As Vice President and Dean Academics of Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (, he led the growth of colleges of Management, Engineering, Computing, and Media Arts through pioneering initiatives in academics, administration, marketing and organizational development.

As director of L2L (Learn to Learn) Academy and Ahsan Memorial, he is pioneering the growth of Project Based Learning (PBL) and constructivist approach to education He founded ePatterns, a Software House and was the architect of ePattern’s enterprise solution for various vertical industries. He has over 15 years experience of IT consultancy, management, software design and implementation.

 Dr Irfan Hyder has been a regular speaker and session chair at scores of national and international conferences and workshops. He has carried out extensive long term and short term consulting assignments for a number of public and private sector organizations such as Pakistan Steel, Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF), Oxford University Press, AGPR, CBR, EPB, ICMA, KIIT and MoST.

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