Muscat: Pakistan’s Ambassador to Oman, Ali Javed, met with GU Tech founder Professor Michael Jensen, who has more than 40 years of dedication to the Indus Valley.
Appreciating the Professor’s services for Pakistan spanning five decades, the Ambassador admired his passion for preserving, protecting and projecting Indus Valley and Gandhara Civilizations and praised the Professor for establishing ‘Mohen-jo Daro Research Center’ at GU Tech (2012) which the Ambassador visited subsequently and also met with Rector and Vice Rector of GU Tech in an hour-long session focusing on bilateral cooperation between GU Tech and partners in Pakistan.
Professor Jansen is associated with Pakistan since 1970 and holds Ph.D on ‘Studies on Architecture of Indus Valley Civilization’ (1979). He founded GU Tech Muscat in 2005 and established ‘Mohen-jo Daro Research Center’ at the University. Jansen has authored numerous books including ‘Mohen-jo Daro’ which he presented to the Ambassador. He was conferred National Award of ‘Sitara-e-Imtiaz” (Star of Distinction) by President of Pakistan in 1987.
Having already curated UNESCO In’tl Exhibition on “Forgotten Cities on Indus” (1987), Proff Jensen served as Chief Curator UNESCO Exhibition for “Pakistan Gandhara Art’ (2008) through Europe, UNESCO Panel Exhibition, “Mohen-jo Daro” (Paris ~ 2010), headed UNESCO’s Technical Committee on Mohen-jo Daro (2009), Professor Jansen shared his vision to globally project Gandhara and Indus Valley Civilizations as powerhouses of Pakistan’s soft-power with global appeal.