Introduction

Teaching is a hard job and some teachers never grow to be anything better than mediocre. They do the minimum required and very little more. But the great teachers, however, work tirelessly to create a challenging, nurturing

Dr Syed Tahir Hijazi


Professional Achievements


Teaching is a hard job and some teachers never grow to be anything better than mediocre. They do the minimum required and very little more. But the great teachers, however, work tirelessly to create a challenging, nurturing environment for their students. Great teaching seems to have less to do with our knowledge and skills than with our attitude toward our students, our subject, and our work.

With vast experience in research, teaching, consulting, and institution building, one great teacher is Dr Syed Tahir Hijazi, who is Professor of Economics, Dean of the Faculty, Business Administration & Social Sciences at Muhammad Ali Jinah University, Islamabad. He was a key member of the teams which established Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, and Institute of Islamic Economics at IIU.

Dr Hijazi gained his Master of Science in Economics from Islamabad University Islamabad in 1975 and Master of Philosophy from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad in 1982. Subsequently in 1990, Dr Hijazi gained his Master in Economic Policy from Boston University, Massachusetts in USA. He then went on to complete his PhD in development Economics from Clark University Worcester, Massachusetts, USA in 1994.

Dr Hijazi also attended the following courses; Trainer of the Master Trainer (TOMT) International Finance Corporation, World Bank Cairo Egypt, in 2009, Trainer of the Trainer (TOT) International Finance Corporation-World Bank Karachi in 2008, Entrepreneurship Clinic Entrepreneurship Development Institute Ahmedabad India in 2006. Entrepreneurship Clinic, Bayester Institute, California University San Diego California USA in 2005. Oracle Developer 2000 forms PL/SQL Virginia USA in 2000 and Project Appraisal Techniques, PIDE Islamabad Pakistan in 1981.

Through his tireless efforts, Dr Hijazi has achieved 95 % increase in studentís enrolment in two years (2010-2012) as Vice Chancellor/pro-rector of UCP. He has increased faculty publications from 2 to 54 in two years 2010-2012 at UCP, increased Revenue of University by 130 % during 2010-2012 at UCP and has added 8 new departments and 54 faculty members, 1700 students at Faculty of Social Sciences International Islamic University as dean in two years 2007-2009.

He managed to start MS and PhD programmes at three universities as dean and vice chancellor during the last 8 years and has over 500 MS and over 20 PhDs produced so far.

Dr Tahir Hijazi has published three books and 45 journal papers. His some research articles are also published in different journals on Islamic Banking. He considers humbleness is very important to progress in life. Besides Pakistan, he has worked in Greece and USA.