Day: August 12, 2016

SMIU to promote research culture

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article image KARACHI-Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU), has said that the research culture will be promoted in the institution and three research journals will be launched soon. He said while chairing the meeting of Deans, Chairpersons and faculty members of SMIU, held at Junagarh Seminar Hall of SMIU on Monday. Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said that there is a correlation between teaching and research, hence …Read More

Badrashi successfully defends his PhD thesis

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article image PESHAWAR-A new research could play vital role in improving the building codes of Pakistan. The findings of the research, done by Engineer Yasir Irfan Badrashi, Assistant Professor at Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Bannu Campus, showed that how improvement can be made in building structures that can withstand against natural calamities like earthquake. Engr. Yasir Irfan Badrashi, on Wednesday…Read More

70 selected for EU scholarship programme

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article image ISLAMABAD: More than 70 young students from across Pakistan have been selected for the European Union’s Erasmus plus programme, the worldand#39;s most successful student exchange programme. Young students from around the world will have an opportunity to pursue a master’s degree from different universities across Europe. The Erasmus Plus is a €14.7 billion programme, which combines all of the EU’s current schemes for education, training,…Read More

Planting of over 300,000 Olive Trees underway in Pothohar

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article image ISLAMABAD: Under a five-year plan initiated in 2015, the agriculture department of Punjab province is providing two million olive saplings free of charge to farmers in the Pothohar region. The aim of the Olive Valley Project is to develop the region as an olive-growing region and promote domestic olive oil production. Pothohar (also often spelled Potohar, Pothwar, Potwar) is a large plateau region in north-eastern Pakistan covering an area of 8,…Read More

ICCBS becomes UNESCO Centre for Excellence Category-2 Institute

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article image KARACHI-The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, has become UNESCO Centre for Excellence Category-2 Institute’. This is an honor for the country, says a spokesman of the ICCBS on Friday. The newly admitted students of M. Phil. and Ph.D. program-2016 are welcomed to the world class institutions. The successful students owned the opportunity to be the part of this internationally famous research …Read More

Cloud Data Centre launched at HEC

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article image ISLAMABAD: To facilitate universities in becoming part of the world-class research environment, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday inaugurated the Cloud Data Centre at Higher Education Commission (HEC). This data centre will provide services like Virtual Data Centres (VDC), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Safe Campus Central Solution and Central Surveillance, Unified Communication and Shared…Read More

Belarus Chargé Affaires calls on Ministry of Science and Technologys officials

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ISLAMABAD: The Chargé dand#39;Affaires of the Republic of Belarus to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan met with the Head of International Relations Department of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan. During the meeting, the two sides discussed the development of cooperation between Belarus and Pakistan in the spheres of science and technology, considered the issues regarding holding the second session of the Joint Belarusian…Read More

PHEC organises short-term training

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article image LAHORE: The Centre for Educational Policy and Administration (CEPA) of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore in collaboration with Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) organised a five-day "In-service short-term training of university faculty" here on Monday. Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Naseer Pasha(S.I) chaired inaugural session of the workshop while Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Busines Management Prof Dr Nasim…Read More

COMSTECH spent $ 2.39 million on 259 projects in OIC region to promote S&T

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article image ISLAMABAD: COMSTECH had spent $ 2.39 million on 259 projects to promote science and technology in OIC countries since 2011. According to a report of Coordinator General, COMSTECH 2011- 16, $ 1,93,000 granted for 161 COMSTECH/TWAS projects in 16 countries, $ 1,155,004 for 92 COMSTECH-IFS programs in 24 countries and $ 47,250 were spent on six COMSTECH/WHO-EMRO in four countries. The purpose of the collaboration under COMSTECH-IFA was to…Read More

Tackling climate change Invest in green tech

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article image ISLAMABAD: Pakistan needs to make fundamental changes in production and consumption patterns and the services sector to tackle climate issues and vulnerabilities, says Climate Change Minister Zahid Hamid. All sections of society including government departments, the private sector and individuals must play their part in bringing about this transformation to sustainable consumption and production patterns, which is an essential requirement of…Read More