The 12th Convocation of Riphah International University was held on 25 November 2017 in Islamabad. The President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Patron of Riphah International University, Mr Mamnoon Hussain addressed the convocation graduates. Chairman HEC, Prof. Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, in his speech said, “Since its inception in 2002, Riphah has been progressively involved in imparting quality education and knowledge across all disciplines, due to which it has achieved 2nd position in private sector universities in the General category.” Congratulating the graduates, he said their graduation was only an opening to the new world, as their success would be measured by using the capabilities achieved during their education, to address future challenges. The Chancellor, Mr Hassan Muhammad Khan, in his address reminded the graduates that the acquisition of knowledge did not end with the acquisition of a degree, but that it was a continuous process. INQAAHE Newsletter Third Edition, September 2017 In his address, Vice Chancellor of Riphah International University, Prof. Dr Anis Ahmed, highlighted the University’s achievements since its inception. The latest of these achievements was the recognition of the University’s engineering programme at the international level under the Washington Accord. He said Riphah University has also achieved landmark success obtaining APQN Quality Assurance Award for maintaining high standards of education and disciplines. More than 900 graduates, post graduates and PhD students of the university from various faculties were awarded degrees at the convocation. 28 Zulfiqar Gold Medals and 55 Chancellor Gold Medals were awarded to the graduates and post graduates for obtaining top positions in the examinations and securing distinctions in various disciplines.