The Web of Science Group, a subsidiary of Clarivate Analytics, launched its latest Pakistan Research & Innovation Landscape Report at the first ever Pakistan Research Day 2020, observed at National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) in Islamabad.
The report is bases on excellence, challenges and opportunities in scientific and academic research in Pakistan. Key findings from the report were presented at the event organized by Web of Science Group & NUST.
Federal Minister for Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood was the chief guest at the inaugural of Pakistan Research Day 2020.
Members of the Highr Education Commission (HEC), representatives from top academic institutions, and over 300 leading researchers from across Pakistan attended the inaugural event.
Chief Guest expressed his gratitude to the organizers for inviting him at the event held in reference with Pakistan Research Day is recognition of the impact that the transition towards a knowledge-based economy is creating.
He hoped that the partnership between reputed national Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) such as NUST, Web of Science Group and HEC will play a primary role in driving as well as further advancement in the development of scientific research and excellence in Pakistan.
He praised NUST for emerging as a global leader in the higher education and cutting-edge research, setting a precedent for other national HEIs to follow suit.
He stressed over the need for directing research towards addressing the challenges facing Pakistan, with the introduction of Research Excellence Award was an excellent idea, as it would help augment the research culture in Pakistan.
Country Manager (Pakistan), Web of Science Group Clarivate Analytics Faisal Mehmood apprised the audience that over the past decade, Pakistan’s research community has substantially increased the number of publications across several disciplines, with a 300 percent growth in the number of publications indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection between 2010 and 2019.
Rector NUST Lt Gen (r) Naweed Zaman thanked Clarivate Analytics for launching its First Report on Research & Innovation Landscape of Pakistan from the platform of NUST.
He added that the event has also afforded an ideal opportunity to reflect on how our policies over a period of time have influenced the direction of research in the country.
He also presented a snapshot of milestones achieved by NUST in the domains of scientific research, innovation, patenting and intellectual property transfer to industry.