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Bank Alfalah, Virtual University sign deal to bridge gaps between industry and academia

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KARACHI – May 24, 2017: Furthering its commitment to bridge gaps between the industry and academia, Pakistan’s leading banking institution, Bank Alfalah, has signed a strategic agreement with Pakistan’s premier ICT-based distance learning institution, Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore to establish a framework of learning between the two institutions. The agreement was signed by Mr. […]…Read More

Bahria University holds summit to bridge industry-academia gap

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Bahria University Islamabad has recently has conducted a one-day summit on open source technologies with the aim to gather leaders from the IT industry with the focus to enhance the linkages between the academia and industry. The industrial delegation met Bahria University Rector Vice Admiral Tanveer Faiz, Bahria University Islamabad Campus principal, deans and head of Computer Department. All the parties affirmed their support for the development of Pakistan’…Read More

Online education can bridge knowledge gap

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Staff Report isb: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and San Jose State University California held a joint academic session through online video conferencing. Academicians and students from both sides discussed communication advantages and barriers in the development of a global society. They were of the view that the knowledge gap could be narrowed down through online international learning system. They underlined the need of promoting collaborative online international learning for…Read More

Faisalabad, New Delhi to bridge trade gap

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STAFF REPORT FSD: Traders from both sides of Pakistan and India are endeavouring to bolster business ties through holding fairs and exhibitions, despite never-ending disputes between these two neighbouring states. The cities of Faisalabad and New Delhi will take the first step towards business-to-business contact and facilitation. Industrialists from both major cities have agreed to organise exhibitions for the other side’s products. The understanding was reached during a visit of…Read More

Horizon 2020 discussed to build Pak-EU science bridge

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and European Union (EU) have discussed a roadmap to reach the highest possible degree of awareness in Pakistan about EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020’ to build a science bridge between the EU and Pakistan.Stenfano Gatto, Deputy Head of EU delegation to Pakistan, has recently called on PSF chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Ashraf in Islamabad. Both the sides discussed future plans such as establishment of PSF as a national…Read More

Need to bridge academia-industry gap

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Though universities and industry in the developed world have been collaborating for over a century, but the rise of a global knowledge economy has intensified the need for strategic partnerships that go beyond the traditional funding of discrete research projects. World-class research universities are at the forefront of pioneering such partnerships as they look beyond the horizon to run longer and invest more and prefer to transform the role of a research university marking it a vital centre…Read More

S and T commercialisation to bridge public-private sectors gap

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Developed countries have based their socio-economic development on the foundations of science and technology and its commercialization on a wider scale is benefitting these nations as commercialization in fact bridges the public sector to the corporate world and hence both complement each other in research and development.Speakers expressed these remarks at the recently held ceremony of the Commercialization and Innovation Cell of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources…Read More

3G licences sale to bridge fiscal deficit: SBP

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The State Bank of Pakistan has said that without the sale of 3G licences (around Rs 150 billion) the government won’t be able in a position to contain fiscal deficit."The budget deficit for the first quarter of 2011-12 was 1.2 per cent of GDP, compared with 1.5 per cent during the same quarter last year," the central bank revealed in its quarterly report.It said that this reduction in the budget deficit was caused primarily by 29.7 per cent growth in FBR revenues,…Read More