Court orders recognition of Comsats degrees

STAFF REPORT LHR: The Lahore High Court has directed the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Engineering Council to recognize degrees of 2800 students who completed their studies under dual-degree program offered by COMSATS University in collaboration with the UK’s Lancaster University.

Abubakar, Talha and other students had filed the petition maintaining that the university received huge fees from the students against the dual-degree programme under which the students

Read more

Pak tech startups begin getting investor recognition

STAFF REPORT LHR: Successful technology ventures such as property website and project management software company Convo have put Pakistan on the startup map. With a government keen to promote technology entrepreneurship and a relatively competitive business landscape, venture capitalists are starting to pay attention.

The government is keen to attract capital into Pakistan’s embryonic startup community and has established technology incubators in major cities such as

Read more

Intel Brings Home Top Awards, Recognition during CES 2016

Press Release: Intel Corporation announced innovative technologies and collaborations aimed at delivering amazing experiences throughout daily life.

Many of these innovations, ranging from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and wearables to new PCs and tablets, received an array of prestigious awards

and recognition.

For example, Intel’s leadership to integrate human-like senses into technology was recognized with various awards.

Engadget, PC Magazine, The Verge

Read more

Dr. Umar Saif Awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz in Recognition of his Services for the Country

President Mamnoon Hussain on the occasion of 68th Independence Day has conferred Civil Awards on Pakistani citizens for excellence in various fields of activities.

The President has conferred these awards on the advice of the Prime Minister for which the investiture ceremony will take place on the upcoming Pakistan Day March 23 2015.

Dr. Umar Saif, a proud and industrious Pakistani academic, scientist and innovator, will conferred upon with the nation’s third-highest civilian honor

Read more

EU-funded NPSL gets world recognition

STAFF REPORT IBD: As a result of the EU-funded trade programme TRTA II the National Physical and Standards Laboratory (NPSL) has received international recognition and accreditation by the Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) on World Metrology Day.European Union Ambassador to Pakistan, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, has recently paid a visit to the NPSL in relation to the World Metrology Day celebrations, highlighting the major achievements of NPSL and other services including internationally

Read more

PTCL gets global recognition with ESRI award

STAFF REPORTIBD: In another landmark achievement, PTCL has been honoured by the US-based Environment Systems Research Institute (ESRI) with the "ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Awards 2012" for the outstanding achievements and organizational performance in geographic information systems (GIS) and programmes.The award was presented at the annual ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Awards’ ceremony recently held at San Diego, California, United States, says a press release issued here.

Read more

Fair recognition sought!

Thought the government has placed the research activities amongst its top priorities, yet there are still a lot needs to be done to regulate the whole procedure of assessing the nature as well as quality of research work being done by scholars, research and academia. The Impact Factor, as published by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) in Philadelphia in its Journal Citation Reports (JCR), is used by some department heads in some countries in faculty assessments. But nowhere in the

Read more