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12 scholars from Sindh set to leave for UK

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article image KARACHI: As much as twelve candidates from across Sindh collected their certificates and prizes during the pre-departure orientation of the Chevening programme held at British Deputy High Commission office. The scholars, who have been selected for the programme that is fully funded by the United Kingdom (UK) government, will be leaving to pursue degrees in master’s programmes in their respective fields. Shanzae Asif, who is the only…Read More

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6-year-old UK-Pakistani surprises world by PowerPoint skills

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Eight-year-old British Pakistani, Saadus Salam Khan, has become the world’s youngest MS Power Point specialist. He performed significantly higher on the free form distractibility index’, achieving an IQ of 131. This placed him at the 98th percentile rank. He secured an IQ of 107 in the verbal comprehensive level’, which indicates his superior concentration level. Having a passion for math, he has solved math books of class 10 with the help of a tutor…Read More

UK team finds AIOU major user of digital technology

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Students of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) have emerged as major user of digital technology in the educational sector, getting access to their academic programmes, course material and other relevant information through Internet. Around 1.3 million students of the university mainly depend on the digital citizen network that connects them with their tutors and education sources. This was observed during a panel discussion that has recently been held in Islamabad…Read More

6-year-old UK-Pakistani surprises world by PowerPoint skills

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Eight-year-old British Pakistani, Saadus Salam Khan, has become the world’s youngest MS Power Point specialist. He performed significantly higher on the free form distractibility index’, achieving an IQ of 131. This placed him at the 98th percentile rank. He secured an IQ of 107 in the verbal comprehensive level’, which indicates his superior concentration level. Having a passion for math, he has solved math books of class 10 with the help of a tutor appointed…Read More

Chatham House Academy Asia Senior Fellowship in UK, 2016

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The Chatham House awards senior fellowship to established leaders and practitioners from Afghanistan, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, and South Korea. The senior fellow will have the opportunity to focus in depth on a personal project in one of nine key research areas that should result in a Chatham House publication. The Academy senior fellowship will begin in February 2016 and conclude in August 2016. Candidates must be available to be based at Chatham House in London…Read More

Pakistan-UK education sectors to help boost economy

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: British Council Director Kevin McLaven has said that the UK and Pakistani education sectors will help pave the way for development with knowledge-based economy. "The British Council fostered dialogue and international partnerships between higher education institutions and organisations and help students who want to study abroad," said Kevin while talking to University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan at his chamber. He said…Read More

Pakistan, UK to work on priority areas in ICT

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and Britain have agreed to formulate a "mutual working group" which will comprise high commission and ministry’s officials. This was agreed in a meeting between British High Commissioner Philip Barton and Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman recently held in Islamabad.According to details, the working group will jointly work out the "priority areas" in ICT where; both countries could collaborate and cooperate. On the occasion,…Read More

UK Pak boy becomes youngest computer expert

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Ayan Qureshi from Birmingham has become Microsoft’s the youngest-ever certified computer specialist. With a mastery of gadgetry well beyond his six years, Ayan last month became the youngest-ever certified Microsoft Computer Specialist. Ayan was five when he took the exam at Birmingham University, toppling Pakistani Mehroz Yawar who passed the exam at the age of six and a half. The MCP title indicates a professional proficiency with Microsoft operating…Read More

IDRC, UK research consortia to tackle adaptation issues

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MONITORING REPORT ISB: Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have announced the Asian institutions that would be part of four new multi-partner research consortia for tackling the impacts of climate change in Africa and Asia. Funded under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) programme, a seven-year, CAD 70 million research initiative, the consortia takes a fresh…Read More

Renewable energy to be tapped with UK, US varsities help

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistani universities, in collaboration with leading American and British universities, are undertaking joint research projects for effective use of natural and renewable sources readily available in the country to resolve the current energy crisis. The HEC, under the assistance of USAID, is currently establishing Centers of Advanced Study and Research on Energy at NUST and the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar. Additionally, a number of…Read More