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Science

  • Science and the Sustainable Development Goals

    THE CONCEPT of Science Diplomacy is becoming widely used by policy-makers, scientists and scholars of International Relations. Though this is a new concept, it refers to an old practice as scientists always have been at the forefront of international collaboration. Science Diplomacy can be regarded as a tool for states to use science and scientists to pursue their Foreign Policy goals. This can be done to promote the national interests or to solve problems faced by the state. Several states have their own Science Diplomacy programs. Even if no national Science Diplomacy program is available, many states have long deployed scientific attachés in their embassies. The rise of scientific d…Read More

  • Science Communication: enhancing Public Understanding

    SIDRA SAIF IBD: A two days’ workshop titled “COMSTECH-Technology Times International Workshop on Science Communication: Enhancing Public Understanding” was held here at COMSTECH Headquarters, to train human resources in the field of Science Communication to popularize science in the society.  The Chief Guest Fazal Abbas Mekan, Federal Secretary for Ministry of Science and Technology said, “science communication is the key to the real treasure of the scientific knowledge, by virtue of which scientific knowledge and concepts could be carried to the public. Thus, the public is benefited with the new advancements in science and technology and is able to fight against …Read More

  • Convocation of PNEC held at Bahria Uni

    C2 BU: The 28th Convocation of Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC) was held at Bahria Auditorium. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister for Science and Technology was the Chief Guest at the occasion.  361 graduates were awarded degrees at the convocation out of which 80 received Masters Degrees whereas 281 received degrees in the discipline of Bachelors of Engineering and Management Information Systems. To acknowledge the outstanding academic performance of students in their respective disciplines, 39 medals were also awarded to the position holders which included 20 President Gold Medals, 06 Chief of the Naval Staff Gold Medals, 07 Chancellors’ Silver Medals and 06…Read More

  • Prof Asad A Abidi to hold Abdus Salam Chair

    C2 LUMS: Prof. Asad A. Abidi, distinguished Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will be the inaugural holder of the Abdus Salam Chair at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). An inspiring teacher of the sciences and engineering, Prof. Abidi is renowned the world over for his ground breaking developments in single-chip radios. Electronic devices and circuits attributed to his research form the basis of many of today’s mobile devices. Prof. Abidi is the recipient of the IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid State Circuit…Read More

  • NUST awards agree to 201 undergraduates

    C2 SEECS: NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)’s 201 students were conferred degrees in the disciplines of Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, and Computer Science at its 9th undergraduate convocation. According to a press release issued here said, only a day after its postgraduate convocation, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science held a graceful graduation ceremony for the undergraduate batches here at the university’s main campus. Khurram Rahat, Managing Director of Teradata in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka presided over the convocation proceedings, Prominent among others were p…Read More

  • ‘Recommendations for Pakistan’s National Water Policy Framework’: HF

    C2 LUMS: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) today hosted a panel discussion for the launch of Hisaar Foundation’s Report ‘Recommendations for Pakistan’s National Water Policy Framework’ for the consideration of the government. The event was a culmination of two years of consultations, including discussion sessions with various water stakeholders across the spectrum, as well as two international water conferences that focused on water cooperation and water security. The recommendations are part of the first report of Hisaar Foundation’s think tank on Rational Use of Water. The recommendations focus on five main areas for further action. T…Read More

  • ‘Recommendations for Pakistan’s National Water Policy Framework’: HF

    C2 LUMS: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) today hosted a panel discussion for the launch of Hisaar Foundation’s Report ‘Recommendations for Pakistan’s National Water Policy Framework’ for the consideration of the government. The event was a culmination of two years of consultations, including discussion sessions with various water stakeholders across the spectrum, as well as two international water conferences that focused on water cooperation and water security. The recommendations are part of the first report of Hisaar Foundation’s think tank on Rational Use of Water. The recommendations focus on five main areas for further action. T…Read More

  • Outdated computer science syllabus being taught

    FBISE: Students at schools and colleges affiliated with Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) are being taught an outdated syllabus for computer science. The classes of 9, 10 and 11 are being taught from books based on the 2002 curriculum. “Many new developments have taken place in information technology since then,” said the teacher of a school in Islamabad. State Minister for Federal Education Balighur Rehman directed the FBISE to change the old curriculum when the matter was brought to his notice. Following complains about old syllabus, the minister called a meeting of FBISE officials and directed …Read More

  • Making science fun

    KARACHI: Unshackled from conventional classroom techniques that have compelled many young, aspiring scientists to desert their passion for science, the social enterprise Science Fuse hosted the event with the aim to “create a generation of scientists, innovators and thinkers in Pakistan.” Dozens of nervous children had earlier trickled in to be welcomed by tables adorned with test tubes and materials right out of a science lab, and many aspiring “Dexters” shared excited glances, in anticipation of what was in store for the science class they had registered for. And to welcome them was founder of Science Fuse, Lalarukh Malik and her team, all geared up to make science f…Read More

  • Pakistani-American win NATO’s SA award

    MONITORING: Pakistani-American doctor Habib Chotani has won the Scientific Achievement Award (SAA) 2016 from the NATO Science and Technology Organization for his performance in research on medical countermeasures against biological agents. He is a recognised expert in the identification, surveillance and diagnosis of human and zoonotic infectious diseases. His success in the academic field includes establishing & directing the Global Infectious Disease Surveillance and Alert System (GIDSAS) at John Hopkins University.  Dr Chotani has worked in the healthcare industry, government and academia, advanced development of vaccines, therapeutic and dia…Read More