Department of Economics and Development Studies
The academic institutions should work beyond its traditional role of teaching and needs to work as catalyst for the uplift of societies. The faculty and researchers not only brainstorm the youth on key global, regional and local challenges but also conduct fair research on cross cutting issues of the economy to guide the policy makers for informed decisions. These institutions also develop linkages with national and international organizations to tackle these challenges involving faculty, researchers and students. Some of these challenges are increasing inflation, debt burden, circular debt, poverty, depletion of natural capital, loss of biodiversity, lack of economic governance, water-food-energy insecurity, unemployment etc. The Department of Economics and Development Studies (DEDS), at University of Swat is also committed to offer various undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. Currently, the DEDS offer BS Economics and BS Development Studies degree programs and still in process to go for MPhil and PhD programs in Economics and Development Studies. Despite limited resources, the DEDS is also planning to start Research Centre for Sustainable Development (RCSD) to carry out research on key issues of local, regional and global interest. The RCSD aims to hunt funding opportunities, building the capacity of interns, develop linkages, organize different awareness campaigns, trainings, workshops and seminars. The DEDS equally provide opportunities for faculty, researchers and students to contribute and participate in the research and academic activities.