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Working group of scientists for promotion of S&T to be formed: Ahsan

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article image HEC: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal emphasized upon forming of a working group consisting of top scientists to advise government to foster development of science and technology in the country. The minister expressed these views while addressing Round Table Conference (RTC) on Promoting Scientific Education and Research in Pakistan’. The RTC was also attended by Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, scientists, academia and officials…Read More

Pak-US S&T cooperation offer researchers funding up to $500,000

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HEC: Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program is currently accepting applications for a three year of collaborative research grants. Through this grant, research students can receive funding of up to $500,000. The project is managed by the National Academy of Sciences in the U.S. and by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. It is designed to increase cooperation between Pakistani scientists and institutions with their counterparts in the United States. The program…Read More

PKR 1.77bn for S&T research div allocated

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Under the Public Sector Development Sector Programme (PSDP) government has set aside PKR 1.77bn for 18 ongoing and three new projects of Science and Technology Research Division for next financial year 2016-17. According to budget document, for ongoing schemes PKR 1.36 billion, while PKR 83.65 million earmarked for new schemes. The Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) for young students phase 1 (component 1) lead by Pakistan Science Foundation got PKR 700 million and PKR…Read More

Pakistan to sign 18th Executive Protocol for S&T Cooperation with China

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MONITORING REPORT: Pakistan and China have consented to sign 18th Executive Protocol for SandT Cooperation before the end of 2016. The choice to this impact was taken in a meeting between Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology and Chinese Vice Minister for SandT Mr. Yen Hejun. This protocol is being signed at the expiry of the term of 17th SandT protocol (2012-16) amongst China and Pakistan signed path back in November, 2011. Pakistani Delegation drove by…Read More

Expert links S&T with sustainable development

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) organised a lecture by Prof. Dr. Iqbal Choudhary, Director of International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS). Theme of the talk was Science and Engineering for Sustainable Development of Pakistan’. The Chancellor of SSUET Jawaid Anwar in his welcome address said the development of a country depends on the advancement in developing technology in different areas. The new technology…Read More

Pakistan, Belarus agree to enhance edu, S&T coop

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and Belarus have agreed to enhance their cooperation in educational, scientific and technological fields. A delegation of the Republican Institute for Vocational Education (RIVE) Belarus headed by RIVE Rector Prof ArkadyShklyar visited the Higher Education Commission Secretariat. The two sides agreed that Pakistan and Belarus have many similar priorities for higher education and both the countries need to synergize their potential in addressing future…Read More

Pakistan, Belarus agree to enhance edu, S&T coop

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and Belarus have agreed to enhance their cooperation in educational, scientific and technological fields. A delegation of the Republican Institute for Vocational Education (RIVE) Belarus headed by RIVE Rector Prof ArkadyShklyar visited the Higher Education Commission Secretariat. The two sides agreed that Pakistan and Belarus have many similar priorities for higher education and both the countries need to synergize their potential in addressing future…Read More

Lack of S&T behind negative industrial growth

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Mishandling and improper disposal of chemicals in Pakistani industries is life-threatening for thousands of people. Industrial growth in Pakistan is negative which is due to the lack of science and technology. Civil society’s silence over the environmental degradation in the country is really a matter of concern. Chemical security in the industries should be a key concern for the government, industrialists, chemical experts and other stakeholders as well. Prof. Dr…Read More

Gallantry awards given for S&T, education services

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Ten educationists, 14 scientists, 25 engineers and six journalists were among 163 people who were given civil awards in recognition of their services at the Pakistan Day awards ceremony. The president and governors gave away these awards at ceremonies that were organised to mark the 76th Pakistan Day. In the education sector Higher Education Commission Chairman Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, LUMS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Sohail Hussain Naqvi and Islamia College…Read More

Lack of S&T behind negative industrial growth

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Mishandling and improper disposal of chemicals in Pakistani industries is life-threatening for thousands of people. Industrial growth in Pakistan is negative which is due to the lack of science and technology. Civil society’s silence over the environmental degradation in the country is really a matter of concern. Chemical security in the industries should be a key concern for the government, industrialists, chemical experts and other stakeholders as well. Prof. Dr. M.…Read More