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An Epic Journey of Experiential Learning in Skardu

LUMS and the University of Baltistan, Skardu (UoBS) have come together to immerse themselves in the natural setting of Baltistan, to learn from the very best—nature.

Learning Without Borders – The Baltistan Experience is a one-of-a-kind collaboration that has 150 LUMS students come together with 150 UoBS students in Skardu. They will be accompanied by faculty from both universities, who will co-teach five intensive, field-based courses on hydrology, energy, life science, entrepreneurship, and e-commerce.

Students and faculty engage with the local Balti communities to understand their environment, while collaborating on innovative and indigenous solutions.

Join us on this exciting and unique journey.

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Farewell for now! Family members came to see-off the students
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All aboard! Students gather for a photo before jetting off to Skardu for the summer
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In good hands! LUMS staff members ensure that everything runs smoothly
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LUMS Rector, Vice Chancellor and faculty members take in the sights with the locals
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Dr. Muhammad Tariq, LUMS faculty, gets a taste of the famous Balti hospitality
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Students made nature their classroom and explored water streams and untouched land to collect samples and data at the Deosai Plains
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Students from the Water Resource Management and Life Science courses attending a class in the scenic setting of Deosai National Park
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Experience true nature.
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LUMSxUoBS Life Science students interview locals above the age of 50 about their dietary and lifestyle habits. Pictured is a Balti elder having a candid conversation with our student. At 95 years old, he is on no medication and still wakes up at 5 am each day to earn a living.
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Nasir Hussain (BS 2023), UoBS and Salman Baig (BSc, 2023), LUMS who met each other on the very first day at Skardu at the welcome party are now best buddies

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Courses Offered

With 30 per cent in-class and 70 per cent in-field classes, all five courses are designed to broaden your horizons in hydrology, energy, life science, entrepreneurship, and e-commerce. Engage and learn while in Skardu through these dynamic courses. Learn more about them.

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E-Commerce

This course will enable participants to understand and create digital marketing and sales channels across geographical boundaries.


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Green Energy

This course introduces students to energy sources for generating and harnessing electricity, demand and supply analysis, energy and storage technologies, ...


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Introduction to Life Science

The overarching theme of this course is to explore how life is organised, how living organisms develop through interaction with their healthy environment ...


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Water Resource Management

This course will provide a field-based introduction to water resources management using the Gilgit-Baltistan region as a living lab...


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Entrepreneurship

The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the entrepreneurship process. It focuses specifically on student start-ups by studying the steps ...


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Meet Our Faculty

In this first-of-its-kind collaboration, LUMS and University of Baltistan (UoBS) instructors have come together to co-create, co-design and co-teach five courses this summer. Meet the dynamic experts bringing this initiative to life.