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Pak-China agree for cooperation in R&D of tropical & sub-tropical fruits

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article image ISLAMABAD: Pakistan gives high priority to China for collaboration in various sectors including for the development of agriculture for food security and poverty alleviation in the South Asia region. PARC also gives importance for cooperation in research and development of tropical and sub-tropical fruits with special focus on mango and their management. This was stated by Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) while presiding over a meeting with four members Chinese…Read More

Raised budget stressed for scientific R&D

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Research and development (RandD) may have become a popular catchphrase in the developing world at large, but in Pakistan its significance is not realized in the least and funding for RandD has steadily reduced in the last decade. The current budgetary allocation for scientific RandD stands at a measly 0.29 per cent and calls are being made by the planning, development and reforms minister to increase the budget to at least 0.5 per cent in 2016. "The…Read More

HEC, Huawei sign deal for R&D collaboration

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Huawei Technologies Company have entered into a strategic partnership to enhance collaboration through research and development initiatives aimed at promoting and encouraging higher education institutions for joint development of technologies in Pakistan. For this purpose, Huawei will assist HEC to setup its RandD laboratory in Pakistan, says a press release. The agreement has been signed during the current visit of Chairman…Read More

Raised budget stressed for scientific R&D

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Research and development (RandD) may have become a popular catchphrase in the developing world at large, but in Pakistan its significance is not realized in the least and funding for RandD has steadily reduced in the last decade. The current budgetary allocation for scientific RandD stands at a measly 0.29 per cent and calls are being made by the planning, development and reforms minister to increase the budget to at least 0.5 per cent in 2016. "The government…Read More

National ICT R&D Fund decides to cut scholarships

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National ICT RandD Fund has decided to slash the number of scholarships to 165 from 500 under the Prime Minister’s National ICT RandD scholarship programme (PMNICTSP), it is learnt.The official documents show that Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) has discussed the programme at length and recommend the award of 150 fully funded 4-year scholarships in ICT disciplines as HRD solicited project to the board. National ICT RandD Fund can offer limited number of…Read More

Dr. Atta exhorts scientists to concentrate on R&D

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Scientists of the Islamic world need to concentrate on research and development (RandD) to clinch the Nobel prize for their contribution towards science and technology, said prominent scientist and former federal minister Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rahman. He was speaking at the recently held convocation ceremony of Commecs Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences (CIBES) where a number of students who did their BBA and MBA were awarded degrees. Prof. Atta also urged the…Read More

Dr. Atta exhorts scientists to concentrate on R&D

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Scientists of the Islamic world need to concentrate on research and development (RandD) to clinch the Nobel prize for their contribution towards science and technology, said prominent scientist and former federal minister Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rahman. He was speaking at the recently held convocation ceremony of Commecs Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences (CIBES) where a number of students who did their BBA and MBA were awarded degrees. Prof. Atta also urged the…Read More

PMAS-AAUR script new chapter of cooperation through joint R&D initiatives

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and Kastamonu University, Turkey, signed an agreement to have initiated scholastic coordinated effort, common trade in instructive and research covering different orders and Mevlana Exchange Program Protocol. The MOU was marked by PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad and Professor Dr. Seyit Aydin spoke to as Rector of Kastamonu University, Turkey, in the interest of their…Read More

Scientific R&D are prime goals of AIOU: Dr Shahid

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Rawalpindi region held a science exhibition in which science projects developed by university students were displayed. The event was an attempt to promote a competitive environment and promote healthy activities for intellectual growth, sustainable ecosystem development and information exchange. Dr Shahid Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor AIOU was present on the occasion as chief guest. He said while addressing on the occasion, "The…Read More

PCSIR held session for S&T, R&D promotion

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The SandT promotion is inevitable to resurrect the quelling economy of the country. A session was recently held at Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories Complex, Karachi to highlight the importance of SandT and exchanging ideas of experts and policy makers to exchange ideas on the promotion of the very subject. The scientists, technologists of PCSIR, government officials participated in the event. Secretary, Ministry of Science and…Read More