Professor Syed Hamid Hussain, 1981 to 2016
25 January 2016
A chemistry professor formerly associated with the University of Bristol was killed trying to protect students in a suspected Taliban attack on Bacha Khan University, Charsadda, Pakistan, on 20 January 2016.
Professor Syed Hamid Hussain studied at the University as part of his PhD studies in 2011. The University has offered the following statement.
‘We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Professor Syed Hamid Hussain, particularly in such tragic circumstances. He studied at the University in 2011, on a six month Higher Education Commission of Pakistan Scholarship placement, as part of his PhD from the NW Frontier Agricultural University in Peshawar.’
Our thoughts are with his family, friends, colleagues and students at this extremely difficult time.’