Day: August 1, 2016

70 students selected for EU scholarships

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article image ISLAMABAD: More than 70 young students from across the country have been selected for the European Union (EU)’s Erasmus programme. The programme facilitates young students from around the world who would have an opportunity to pursue a master’s degree from different universities across Europe. The selected students from Pakistan would be studying a range of subjects including agriculture, energy, biotechnology, business studies, engineering,…Read More

Morocco, Pakistan sign MoU on training, scientific research

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article image ISLAMABAD - Morocco and Pakistan have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in the field of training and scientific and academic research. The MoU was inked between the Moroccan universities of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah in Fes, Hassan II in Casablanca, and the international Islamic university of Islamabad. Under this agreement, teaching staff, administrative executives and students of the three universities…Read More

No compromise on higher education

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article image ISLAMABAD-The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan organized 6th meeting of all the Accreditation Councils to discuss various accreditation issues pertaining to different disciplines, universities and their campuses. While chairing the meeting, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed stressed the need for close coordination and joint effort to ensure quality of higher education in the country. "The two most important issues facing the higher education sector…Read More

Rs 20 bln USF projects being spent transparently

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article image ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman Khan has said that the amount of Universal Service Funds (USF) is being spent through a proper mechanism and the USF board has representation both public and private sectors. She said Rs 20 billion worth projects are in progress under the USF throughout the country and these would be further enhanced. "We have Rs 70 billion under Universal Service Funds (USF) out of which Rs…Read More

Farmers to be provided solar date drying technology

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article image ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Friday said the government is making all efforts for transferring solar date drying technology in crop production areas across the country. Addressing a ceremony, organized by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) to demonstrate solar dates dryers at Khairpur, he said the advance technology would boost the dates production in the country. The…Read More

Pakistan has potential to promote tourism

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has tremendous potential for promoting tourism by virtue of its long rich history, cultural diversity and captivating landscapes. An official of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) told that Pakistan is offering numerous types of tourism that include nature, adventure, culture, heritage and religious tourism. He said that Pakistan is the cradle of two ancient civilizations- the Indus valley civilization and the…Read More

First call for proposals for the SESAME light source

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article image ISLAMABAD: SESAME, the pioneering new regional laboratory for the Middle East and neighbouring countries has publicly announced its first call for proposals for experiments. A third generation light source with a research capacity ranging from medicine to cultural heritage, SESAME’s first beams will be circulating this autumn, with the experimental programme getting under way in 2017. SESAME is already host to a growing user community of some 300…Read More

UIT's exhibition characterised by job opportunities

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ISLAMABAD: Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) held its Annual Final Year Projects Exhibition and Open House at its campus. On the sidelines of the big day, a job fair for the instituteand#39;s fresh graduates, featuring national and multinational firms and organisations was also conducted. Usman Institute of Technology is one of Pakistanand#39;s top engineering and computer science institutes offering undergraduate and graduate programs in…Read More

R&amp D budget to be increased to one pc of GDP by 2018

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article image ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that research and development (Randamp;D) budget will be increased to one percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2018 for meeting modern world demands and making the countryand#39;s security unprecedented. He stated this while addressing a seminar on the andquot;Role of Education, Science and Technology in National Security,andquot; organised by the…Read More

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IIU to hold Pak-China business conference

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article image ISLAMABAD: International Islamic University Islamabad (IIU) has announced to arrange a two-day International Conference in collaboration with Council for Islamic Chinese Relations (CICR) scheduled to be held on September 01, 02, 2016, said a news release here on Thursday. A meeting of the steering committee of the conference held at IIU under the chairmanship of Prof Dr Muhamamd Masoom Yasinzai, Rector, IIUI. Addressing the participants, Dr. Masoom…Read More