Rector's Message Ali Institute of Education

  • Rector's Message

    Steve Ryan, Rector, Ali Institute of Education

    The Ali Institute of Education is the focal point for leading-edge teacher education located in the heart of Pakistan’s most exciting city. Perhaps uniquely amongst providers of teacher-education, we combine our deep commitment to innovation and creativity with a passionate engagement in the realities of learning and teaching. We are renowned for the quality and professionalism of our teaching. This is grounded in the fact that AIE provides an intellectually rich learning environment for students and staff alike. In particular, our teacher-educators are highly regarded for their knowledge, skills and expertise, and their student-centred approach to all those they engage with.

    Choosing a degree programme or other professional development course can be a daunting task. There is so much choice and so much variety. At AIE we have developed our programmes to offer flexibility and choice, including the opportunity to build credits towards continued study from all of our courses. We have developed a curriculum based on breadth and excellence across education, with programmes which are stimulating, relevant and intellectually exciting. Furthermore, we have tailored all we do carefully to meet the needs of our students. You can follow your dreams of becoming a teacher through our initial teacher education programme at  primary and secondary level, across a range of subject areas and through a variety of routes. Our ever-increasing continuing professional development programmes offer an impressive range of skill-enhancement and skill-enlargement opportunities through workshops, short courses and accredited programmes. Throughout the year, through conferences and events, we provide opportunities for teachers to socialise, educate and to realise their professionalism.

    I began my own professional career in education in the UK as a teacher working with people with severe and profound learning difficulties, and I’m now delighted to be leading the Ali Institute. It is a remarkable place. Our teaching has had a major impact on knowledge and practice across Pakistan. Choose AIE and you will become part of a supportive community of students who feel fulfilled and rewarded by their student experience, and join our ranks of highly regarded professionals.