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Dr. Umer Khayyam (HEC PhD Approved Supervisor)
Assistant Professor
Development Studies

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
School of Social Science and Humanities (S3H) H-12 Sector, Islamabad
Tel : +92-51-90853561

Development Studies: Theory, Policy and Practice, Climate Change

Ph.D. (University of Münster, Germany), M.Phil. (University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück, Germany)

Ph.D. Development Studies.

University of Münster, Germany, 2016

DAAD Research Funding (2014) & HEC Partial Ph.D. Scholarship (2015)

Thesis Title: What (Not) Advances Effective Community-Driven Development? A Socio-economic & Politico-

Cultural Analysis of the Pashtun Ethnic Society of FATA, Pakistan.


M.Phil. Management of Non-Profit Organisations

University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany, 2012

DAAD PPGG Scholarship (2010-12)

Thesis Title: An Analysis of Efforts of the Education Department FATA and GTZ in the Implementing of National

Educational Policy-NEP (1998-2010) in Central FATA, Pakistan


M.Sc. Development Studies

COMSATS University (Abbottabad Campus), Pakistan, 2008

Partial Master Scholarship (2006-08)

Thesis Title: Assessment of the Drinking Water Quality of UNICEF's Water Supply Schemes in Earthquake Hit

Area of District Mansehra, Pakistan.


-  HEC Thematic Research Grant (2017/18), worth = Rs. 3.7 m.

-  Memberships: German Sociological Association-Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, European Association of Development Research and Training Institute (EADI).

- German Geographical Society (DGfG)–South-Asia Group)

- Editorial Member: International Journal of Regional Development (USA).

- Editor: Development News (Newsletter in NUST)


§  Adaptation to Climate Change: Building Resistant Livelihood for the Vulnerable Communities of Hazara and Malakand Divisions, Pakistan.

§  The Impacts of CPEC Tropospheric Ozone Concentration above CFPPs in Pakistan.

§  UNFCC obligations, GHGs Vis a Vis CFPP (CPEC) & Implication on Pakistan

§  Assessing the Impacts of Deforestation on Climate Change in Islamabad: 1990-2017 Scenario.

§  Assessing the awareness of Climate Change among non-/environmentalists in the higher education institutes of Islamabad.

§  Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity: Comparative Study in Light of the New Global Development Paradigm - A case of China’s Giant Pandas vs. Pakistan’s Markhors​.

§  Bano, T. & U. Khayyam (2018). CPEC & its Future? Livelihood Expansion and Local People’s Expectations in Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan. NUST Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities-NJSSH, 4(2).

§  Khayyam, U. & E. Inamullah (2018). Socio-Cultural Dynamics and Their Relation with the Participatory Development in the Pashtun Tribal Society of Pakistan. TRAMES Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 22(72/67)

§  Bano, T. & U. Khayyam (2018). China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Apparent Socio-Cultural Transformations in Hunza valley, Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan. Transylvanian Review, 26(26). pp. 6669-77.

§  Khayyam, U., S. Shah & F. Tahir (2018). Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Narrative and Non-Traditional (Holistic) Security Paradigm with Civic Engagement. NUST Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities-NJSSH, 4(1), pp. 39-60

§  Khayyam, U. & E. Inamullah (2017). Assessing Elite Capture and its linkage with the Resource Hijack: Empirical Evidences from FATA, Pakistan.  Transylvanian Review, 25(14)

§  Ullah E. I, U. Khayyam, S. Razzaq, A. Alam & A. R Khan (2016). Evaluating Drinking Water Contamination in Post Disaster Scenario and its Effects on Human Health: A Case Study of District Mansehra, Pakistan. Transylvanian Review, 25(9)

§  Khayyam, U., & H. Edling (2016). Public-Private Nexus for the Educational Development of Central-Tribal Region of PakistanJournal of Public Administration and Governance, 6(1), pp. 20-34.

§  Khayyam, U. (2016). Waziri Culture and Pashtun Tribal Governance System: A Missing Link to Halt the Deadliest War in Wild Waziristan. Asian Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 5(1) pp. 144-158.

§  Khayyam, U. (2014). Crossroads Kashmir & Karabakh – Post-Independence Territorial and Ethnic Conflicts in the Asian Continent. Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences and Sakarya University, Istanbul – Conference Publication.

Book Reviews

§ Uttam Kumar Sinha (2016). Riverine Neighborhood, Hydro-politics in South Asia. Pentagon Press. 289 pages. (Paperback): $13.29/ €20.53 / £35.99. ISBN 978-81-8274-914-6. NUST Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities-NJSSH, 4(2).

§  Mundial, B. (2016). Poverty and Shared Prosperity. Taking on Inequality. World Bank Group, Washington DC: Banco Mundial DOI, 10, 978-1. 193 pages. (Paperback): $39.95. NUST Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities-NJSSH, 3(2), pp. 266-269.

§  Rob Potter, Dennis Conway, Ruth Evans and Sally Lloyd-Evans (2012). Key Concepts in Development Geography. Sage Publications. 2012. 289 pages. (Paperback): $40.32/ €33.99. NUST Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities-NJSSH, 1(1), pp. 89-91.

Magazine & Newspaper Articles

§  China-‘Pakistan’-Russia – A Counter Wave of Obama-Modi Nuclear Deal, Asien Monitor 2/15, WWU Münster, (2015)

§  Nuclear Arm’s Race between Pakistan & India: an Escalating Threat to Regional Peace and Security’, Asien Monitor 1/15, WWU Münster, (2015)

§  China Beyond its Borders: Strategic Interests In Pakistan’. SADF, Brussels, (2014)​

Sep. 16 – present:   Assistant Professor, Department of Development Studies, S3H, NUST Islamabad, Pakistan.

MS Courses:

§  Development Studies: Theory, Policy and Practice

§  Aid vs. Trade: The Political Economy of Globalisation

§  Global Resource Politics

§  Climate Change

July 12 – Aug. 12:               Internee, UNCCD Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Sep. 08 – Dec. 09:               Assistant Coordinator, PERRA, Abbottabad, Pakistan

​June 06 – May 07:               Internee, Mercy Corps Intl., Mansehra, Pakistan