Wittenborg Lecturer, Muhammad Ashfaq, Honoured with Research Grant from Turkish University

Muhammad Ashfaq, a finance lecturer at Wittenborg University, was recently honored with the Young Scholar’s Grant (1,250 TRL) by Bilkent University, Turkey, for his outstanding research in the area of Islamic Banking and Finance in Europe and Turkey.Muhammad Ashfaq, a finance lecturer at Wittenborg University, was recently honored with the Young Scholar’s Grant (1,250 TRL) by Bilkent University, Turkey, for his outstanding research in the area of Islamic Banking and Finance in Europe and Turkey.

His researched centered on Regulatory and Legal Challenges which he presented during the 2nd International conference on Law and Economics held on 8-9 May 2015 in Ankara, Turkey.

In his reaction to the achievement Ashfaq said: “I am really delighted to receive this Young Scholar’s Grant awarded by the Bilkent University. I would like to thank all the colleagues at Wittenborg University who always supported me in such research activities”.

Ashfaq has been working as visiting lecturer at Wittenborg University since June 2014 and teaches both undegraduate (IBA) and MBA modules.

In a previous interview he said he was attracted to Financial Studies because he was always interested in numbers: to interpret them and to make them meaningful. "To find a short method and convey it in purposeful information for decision-making. That is the role of managers and which is what I did when I was working in the industry."

Ashfaq also juggles juggles a lecturing job at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, with his duties at Wittenborg and is a visiting faculty member of Coburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Prior to joining Rhine-Waal University he was a team member of the Finance & Controlling Department at Schock GmbH and was employed as a specialist in finance at the Pfizer Manufacturing Deutschland GmbH Germany, a subsidiary of Pfizer U.S. Corporation.

"This is but a few of the various positions I’ve held, including numerous guest lectures in the area of Islamic finance, banking, corporate finance, financial management, SME’s and Islamic law in various institutions and have conducted a TV lecture series at Paghiam TV.  Besides that, I’ve also written various research articles and attended and spoken at national and international conferences in more than 15 countries."

WUP 26/5/2015

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