The 7th Higher Education Commission (HEC) Outstanding Research Awards has been awarded to 52 budding Pakistani researchers and scholars for their admirable work in the domains of research, innovation and publication.
Chairman HEC, Dr. Tariq Banuri was chief guest on the research awards occasion, while Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gillani, Vice Chancellor University of Haripur was the guest of honor.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Outstanding Research Awards programme was an initiative to acknowledged the extraordinary contribution of Pakistani faculty and researchers and promote a competitive research culture in higher education and R&D institutions.
The HEC outstanding research scholars awards were given in four categories. The categories are Best Research Paper, Best Young Research Scholar, Best Innovator, and Best Book.
Of total 490 applications 52 scholars were nominated for the awards, among these 37 scholars won Best Research Paper Award, eight won the Best Young Research Scholar Award, one scholar named the Best Innovator Award while six authors titled the Best Book Award.
The ultimate aim of the HEC outstanding research awards is to provide a platform to the Pakistani universities faculty members to show their potential in research and to find solutions to composite problems. Besides, such recognition awards endeavor a scholar at the national level and globally.