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Prof. Dr. Safdar Ali Shirazi

Chairman & Professor
Prof. Dr. Safdar Ali Shirazi

     Dr. Safdar Ali Shirazi graduated in 1987 from the Department of Geography, University of the Punjab (Lahore) with First Class obtained Roll of Honour. He also has a post-graduate diploma in Demography from Social Sciences Research Centre and Degree (Geography and Political Sciences) from the University of Punjab, Lahore. He was awarded PhD degree by the University of Karachi-Karachi in 2011. He completed his Post-Doctorate fellowship (funded by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan) under the able supervision of Prof. Dr.Dagmar Haase in 2014 from the Institute of Geography, Department of Urban Ecology, Humboldt University, Berlin-Germany. In 2017 he was awarded DAAD Research Stay for Academics and Scientists for 3 month fellowship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and he completed his second Post-Doctorate from the Institute of Geography, Humboldt University, Berlin-Germany His overall teaching experience to Degree and Post-graduate classes is more than 32 years. He is Professor of Geography since 27th July, 2017 and at present working as Chairman of Department of Geography, University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is also Ex-Director, Centre for Integrated Mountain Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore. He remained member and Secretary National Curriculum Revision Committee of Geography for two consecutive terms. He was elected as Secretary Pakistan Geographical Association in 2006 and 2013 and is member of various academic bodies in and outside Pakistan. He is authored and co-authored for more than four dozen research papers, book chapters and books published in Pakistan and abroad. He was awarded best teacher award twice (based on student’s evaluation) from the PU authorities in 2001 and 2002. His research interests included climate change, LULC changes, landscape ecology, ecosystem services, morphology of cities, desertification and resilience, population studies, urbanization and sustainability.
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