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HEC Approves Research Projects for Returning PhD ScholarsHEC Approves Research Projects for Returning PhD Scholars <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Islamabad, May 18, 2017: The Higher Education commission (HEC) Pakistan organized the second steering committee meeting for final review and approval of project proposals submitted under the project “Establishment of Technology Development Fund (TDF) for HEC scholars returning from abroad after completing PhD to introduce new technologies in Pakistan.”</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC chaired the meeting. Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC and Dr. Muhammad Latif, Adviser R&D were also present on the occasion. Project Steering committee comprised members from education sector of all provinces, AJK and industry to maintain transparency for final approval of project proposals.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed highlighted importance of the project, as this project will not only strengthen relationship between academia and industry, it will also help researchers to materialize their ideas into products/services to support country’s dream of knowledge economy. He said both academia and industry should come closer to explore new horizons for betterment of the country. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Dr. Gul Mohammad Laghari, Deputy Chief S&T Section, Ministry of Planning Development and Reforms said that this project is one of the priorities of the Government to achieve Pakistan’s Vision 2025. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, UET Taxila highlighted that number of project proposals received from KP, Balochistan and Sindh were very few hence there is need to encourage provinces to apply under next calls.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Dr. Arhsad Ali also highlighted the role of HEC for taking such initiatives to provide researchers an opportunity to execute their ideas with industrial partners for socio-economic growth of country. He appreciated the support received from Mr. Imtiaz Rastgar, Chairman, Rastgar Group in identification of industrial experts. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Dr. Muhammad Latif, Adviser R&D and Ms. Noshaba Awais, Director R&D appreciated the contribution of expert panel for proposals’ approval as well as committee’s suggestions to further improve this project so as to facilitate more innovative ideas from all areas of Pakistan.    </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">The members of steering committee who attended the meeting included Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Mr. Imtiaz Rastgar, Mrs. Anjum Afshan Naqvi, Director, Education Colleges AJK Muzaffarabad, Mr. Ata Muhammad Kakar, Deputy Secretary from Balochistan, Dr. Gul Mohammad Laghari, Mr. Khurram Zafar, Executive Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lahore University of Management Sciences.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:#262626;">===============</span></p>19-05-2017 04:16:46<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
HEC, ECOSF Forum Stresses Significance of Inquiry Based Science EducationHEC, ECOSF Forum Stresses Significance of Inquiry Based Science Education<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, May 11, 2017: The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan in collaboration with ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) organised Forum on Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) -- <em>La main a la pate </em>to emphasise the importance of inquiry in science education and strengthening science base in schools. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Ameer Muhammad, Rector National University of Science and Technology (NUST) was chief guest of the occasion. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, Mrs. Martine Dorance, Ambassador of France to Pakistan, Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC, Dr. Athar Osama, Member S&T Planning Commission, Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro, President ECOSF, Mr. Mosharraf Zaidi, Campaign Director Alif Ailaan and students of different schools were also present. Prof. Pierre Lena, Chairman <em>La main a la pate, </em>a French organisation, was the keynote speaker of the forum. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In his welcome address, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed said HEC deliberated on creating base of students in the country's school system in order to bring about creative minds to the higher education level. "Though the main objective of HEC is to facilitate universities, however, following complaints from higher education institutions, it decided to contribute to improvement of quality at school level," he remarked. The deliberation led to various initiatives aimed at supporting schools through universities, he added. He maintained the HEC started the project of hand-holding of schools through universities. He shed light on the need for training of school teachers in order to produce fertile minds of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Urging the students to increase their interest in scientific developments, he said, "the future of Pakistan depends upon you and, I believe, many Nobel laureates are sitting here." He directed teachers to encourage students taking part in science activities.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In his keynote address, Dr. Pierre Lena termed science education a key element for the future of a nation. He paid tribute to the scientists who struggled to change the science education to bridge the gap between science education and technological discoveries. He revealed the importance of curiosity, observation, language, self-confidence and creativity in the field of science education. "Providing science education to every student is a key to understand the world, find a personal future, develop own creativity and talent, foster national development, and avoid atmosphere of world unsustainability," he underlined.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Addressing the forum, Mrs. Martine Dorance admired the role of La main a la pate in promoting science across the world. She said promoting science collaboration with Pakistan is one of the top priorities of France, as France encourages wide dissemination and development of science. She appreciated the HEC for its generous support to activities focusing promotion of not only higher education but also education at school level. Giving example of PERIDOT, she said, "we, together, can have a good future for our children and the coming generations."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Amir Muhammad, Rector National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU) described the efforts of HEC for promotion of higher education in the country. He said since the inception of HEC in 2002, the tertiary level education has marked a vital improvement. He said the base of education needs to be very strong to have a strong higher education. "A good quality of education at primary and secondary level lead to have a good quality of students at higher education level," he underlined. He also stressed the need for utilizing the modern way of science teaching at all levels in addition to improvement in the examination system.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Earlier in the introductory remarks, Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro said Pakistan needs a workforce having strong foundation in STEM subjects. He said the potential of students can be channalised by promoting inquiry based science education, adding that the country's institutions should encourage learning by doing.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Mahmood-ul-Hassan Butt, Consultant HEC urged the students to pursue four C's i.e., curiosity, critical analysis, constructive approach and consistency in their studies in order to develop practical understanding of topics. He said three elements, including knowledge base, interactive education, and new strategies of teaching should be part of teachers training. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In his closing remarks, Dr. G. Raza Bhatti termed the forum to be a great learning opportunity for students. He emphasised that questioning is the most important part of school life. "Inquiry based education outside of educational institutions is also very necessary in the learning process," he concluded.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The forum also included panel discussion on how inquiry based science education can be promoted in the educational institutions of the country.</p>11-05-2017 13:59:56<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
HEC Organises Trainings for BPS 1-10 EmployeesHEC Organises Trainings for BPS 1-10 Employees<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, May 5, 2017: The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has organised a series of trainings for personal as well as professional development of its employees working in different cadres. In addition to holding specific sessions for people working at managerial positions, HEC has also organized professional development programmes for staff working in BPS 1-10.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The training sessions focus grooming of HEC employees and includes a variety of activities. These refresher courses are aimed to boost morale, devotion, and organizational commitment among the employees.  Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC graced the closing session of two training programmes as chief guest. He appreciated interest and enthusiasm of participants in the activities. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The last programme of the series is being held from May 5-7, 2017. Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC will be chief guest in the closing ceremony. It is pertinent to mention here that numerous professional development activities were approved for current financial year 2016-17. The wide range of programmes focuses philosophy of catering for diverse needs and ensuring experiential interactive learning for development of individual, professional and teamwork skills. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p>06-05-2017 17:57:33<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />




National Consultative Conference on HEC Vision 2025http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/V2025.jpg, Consultative Conference on HEC Vision 2025<p style="text-align:justify;">​</p><div style="top:-1999px;left:-1988px;text-align:justify;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​<a href="/english/HECAnnouncements/Documents/Announcement/HEC-Vision-2025.pdf">HEC Vision 2025</a> is an aspirational long term plan to sustain what has been achieved since 2002 in Higher Education and to initiate further qualitative and quantitative reforms that are in line with GoP Vision 2025. The document aligns Human Resource ​Development platform with Economic Development platform to create knowledge economy in Pakistan. HEC plans to implement a process of developing critically needed human capital that is both professionally competent and ethically committed to make Pakistan an emerging Asian Economic Tiger. </div>25-05-2017 05:24:1223{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
4th International Social Sciences Conferencehttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Backdrop%20final%2002.jpg, International Social Sciences Conference<strong>​4</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> International Social Sciences Conference</strong><strong> — </strong><strong>Regional and International Cooperation: Problems and Prospects </strong>being organized by<strong> t</strong>he Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST) Mirpur, AJK from <strong>26-27 October, 2016, at HEC Auditorium, Islamabad.</strong> ​23-10-2016 18:53:5111{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
Data Science Workshophttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/DataScience.jpg, Science Workshop<p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">D</span><span style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">ata Science is a rapidly evolving field of our age and is poised to be one of the most important fields in the coming days, as it is set to swamp all the known knowledge fields ranging from Biology to Astronomy.</span></p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">HEC is well aware of importance of this field and is concentrating its efforts to introduce the basic and advanced level of practical as well as theoretical domain knowledge to academicians and industry professionals. To this end, HEC has devised a multi purpose strategy based on short term and long term goals.<br style="box-sizing:content-box;"></p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">As short term goals, HEC is organizing well designed short term courses, workshops and seminars to impart state of the art knowledge and practices of the field.</p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">As a continuation of these efforts, HEC is organizing a 3 days long workshop on data science, For details, <a href="/english/services/faculty/dscience/Pages/Data-Science-Workshop.aspx" style="box-sizing:content-box;">please click here</a>.​</p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>For more information and related queries please feel free to contact at </strong></span><a href=""><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong></strong></span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong> ​or call to 051-90402243.</strong></span><br></p>24-03-2017 06:53:4520{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}



National Consultative Conference on HEC Vision 2025http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/V2025.jpg, Consultative Conference on HEC Vision 2025<p style="text-align:justify;">​</p><div style="top:-1999px;left:-1988px;text-align:justify;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​<a href="/english/HECAnnouncements/Documents/Announcement/HEC-Vision-2025.pdf">HEC Vision 2025</a> is an aspirational long term plan to sustain what has been achieved since 2002 in Higher Education and to initiate further qualitative and quantitative reforms that are in line with GoP Vision 2025. The document aligns Human Resource ​Development platform with Economic Development platform to create knowledge economy in Pakistan. HEC plans to implement a process of developing critically needed human capital that is both professionally competent and ethically committed to make Pakistan an emerging Asian Economic Tiger. </div>25-05-2017 05:24:12{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
05 Days Workshop on “SPSS” for Faculty Members of University of Sindhhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/LI2.jpg, Days Workshop on “SPSS” for Faculty Members of University of Sindh<p style="text-align:justify;">PUC two proposals received from University of Sindh Jamshoro regarding the subject captioned.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Learning Innovation Division provides opportunity of Professional Development training program to the faculty members of University through short terms training Programs. The main purpose for organizing these workshops is to enable, to train and equip the young faculty members with latest teaching research and techniques. This Workshop will help the faculty members to boost up their teaching skills, methods and implementation.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Objectives.</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This workshop is intended to discuss – with the potential researchers – in the form of training workshop so that they can sharpen their professional development on solid grounds and on continuous basis. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Program's Outcomes:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This program aims to upgrade the knowledge & enhance the skills of the university's faculty in the area of SPSS & delivery of Training Programs. After the training participants will be able to:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Upon completion of the training programme, participants would be able to input data into SPSS, select appropriate data analysis techniques perform requisite analyses using SPSS, interpret the data output for various decision making needs and present output to specific users in user friendly manner.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Topic Date:                                        </strong>SPSS       ​April 17-21, 2017               </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">V<strong>enue </strong></span><strong>:                                              University of Sindh Jamshoro</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Target Group :</strong></span>                                   30 Faculty Members. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Timing</strong></span>                                                09:00 to 04:00                                                  ​​</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Resource Persons</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">:</span></p><ol><li>Dr. Jamil A, Malik  </li><li>Dr. Muhammad Akaram Ansari <strong style="text-align:justify;color:inherit;"> </strong></li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Coordinator</strong></span><strong>                                       </strong>Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akaram Ansari  </p>04-04-2017 08:18:02{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
Three Days Training Workshop on “Research Methodology”http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/LI.jpg, Days Training Workshop on “Research Methodology”<p style="text-align:justify;">Prof. Dr Saubia Ramzan, Chairperson Faculty  Training and Development Centre  University  of Baluchistan Quetta  has submitted a proposal (Vide PUC) requesting to Learning Innovation Division HEC for organizing Three days Training on Research Methodology for university faculty and its affiliated degree colleges  from March 20-22 at University of Baluchistan Quetta. Dr. Saubia Ramzan in her proposal stated that Research is deemed to be vital for higher education institutions as a core subject with multidimensional aspects of professional development of faculty. There is an indispensable need for faculty of the university to equip them with modern techniques of Research Methodology in order to be more productive in their relevant pursuits.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Learning Innovation Division HEC provides opportunity of professional development to the faculty members of university/ degree colleges in their discipline  through short terms training programs. The main purpose for organizing  this training workshop is to educate young researchers/teachers about different research methods and techniques.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Keeping in view the dire need of research and promote the research culture among the young faculty members to become a good researchers, LI Division is going to conduct 3- days workshop on Research Methodology for the teachers which is the dire need of present time as majority of faculty members are involved in research writing.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;"> <strong>a)  Venue</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Faculty Training and Development Centre University of Baluchistan Quetta.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> b)   Date</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">       April 05-07,2017</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>c)   Mode of operation</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Timing of the workshop will be 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. Each day of the course 4- lectures will be held</p><p><strong>Resource Persons</strong><br><br>Resource Persons will be arranged locally except of two Resource Persons from Islamabad.  </p><p><strong>Target Group</strong><br><br> 30- teachers from university and its affiliated degree colleges will attend this Course</p><p>​<br><div style="text-align:left;"><strong>f)</strong>   <strong>Course Coordinator</strong></div><br>                 Dr. Saubia Ramzan<br><br>                 Chairperson<br><br>                 Faculty Training and Development Centrre<br><br>                 University of Baluchistan Quetta </p>04-04-2017 08:06:21{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}



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