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Chairman HEC Message on the Occasion of 71st Independence DayChairman HEC Message on the Occasion of 71st Independence Dayhttps://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Chairman HEC Message on the Occasion of 71st Independence Dayhttps://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Chairman HEC Message on the Occasion of 71st Independence Day/Chairman HEC Message on the Occasion of 71st Independence Day.webm

 

 

Shafqat Mahmood Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training says that Ministry of Education will fully support to transform the education system of PakistanShafqat Mahmood Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training says that Ministry of Education will fully support to transform the education system of Pakistanhttps://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=53jpghttps://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Federal-Minister-Eductaion.jpg
Minister Education Mr. Shafqat Mahmood maiden visit to HECMinister Education Mr. Shafqat Mahmood maiden visit to HEChttps://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=50jpghttps://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Minister Education Mr. Shafqat Mahmood maiden visit to HEC.jpg
Masters scholarship is funded by China Road and Bridge CorporationMasters scholarship is funded by China Road and Bridge Corporationhttps://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=51jpghttps://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Masters scholarship is funded by China Road and Bridge Corporation.jpg
HEC and Huawei kick off 3rd ICT Competition in PakistanHEC and Huawei kick off 3rd ICT Competition in Pakistanhttps://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=52jpghttps://hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/HEC and Huawei kick off 3rd ICT Competition in Pakistan.jpg

 

 

National Technology Council to hold Webinars on Latest Tech TrendsNational Technology Council to hold Webinars on Latest Tech Trends<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, May 6, 2021: The National Technology Council (NTC) will hold a series of webinars on various facets of technology and the latest technological trends amidst the hardships stirred by COVID-19 and the resultant lockdowns. The first webinar of the series, entitled "Using Existing Technology to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine in Pakistan" will be held on May 19, 2021. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The webinars will cover topics such as COVID-19 vaccine development, improving solar panel technology to make it user-friendly and aesthetically appealing, automotive technology, and energy-efficient and green building technology, etc.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In a virtual meeting, presided over by NTC Chairman Mr. Imtiaz Hussain Gilani, the Council reiterated its resolve to pursue NTC's agenda of quality assurance in the technical education through programme accreditation and registration of technologists during the prevailing critical time. It was decided to continue the NTC quality assurance programmes, including accreditation and registration of graduates, while following the COVID-19 protocols.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The meeting participants underlined that the quality and standards of subject content need constant up-gradation with a special focus on curriculum. They prioritised 10 engineering technologies, in which the higher education institutions are running four-year degree programnes, for curriculum development. Prof. Dr. Inayat Ullah Babar, Vice Chancellor, University of Engineering Technology, Taxila, and a member of the NTC's governing body, shall be the focal person for this initiative.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">It was further decided that the NTC will strengthen its social media handles to provide real-time information for public, technologists, and stakeholders.    </p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============</p>06-05-2021 20:02:15<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/NTC-Webinar.aspx
HEDP holds its Third Steering Committee MeetingHEDP holds its Third Steering Committee Meeting<p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/english/news/news/PublishingImages/Press-Release-Pictures/Picture.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad- May 1, 2021: The Higher Education Development in Pakistan (HEDP) project held its third Steering Committee (SC) meeting at HEC office Islamabad. Presided by the Executive Director HEC, Dr. Shaista Sohail, the meeting was attended by key SC members from all provinces. The committee consists of senior officials from key federal ministries and provincial departments of higher education, Vice Chancellors of universities from across Pakistan, and industrial representative.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">HEDP is a five-year project (2019/20 – 2023/24) being implemented by HEC to expand upon its key higher education priorities. It aims to support research excellence in strategic sectors of the economy, improve teaching and learning, and strengthen governance in higher education. The project comprises of five key components which include improving and expanding research grants, roll out of the new undergraduate education policy, extending Pakistan Education & Research Network (PERN) to universities and affiliated colleges, Higher Education Management Information Systems and Data Repository, and establishment/strengthening of National Academy of Higher Education – NAHE.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Project Coordinator, Ms. Maryam Riaz gave an overview of the project, its restructuring and future plans. The restructuring focuses on the changes necessary due to the circumstances higher education faces due to COVID. Extensive use of latest technology in higher education is a key element of restructuring. The new technology initiatives include state of the art Learning Management System to help improve the quality of online learning and make it accessible even in the remote areas of Pakistan. Blockchain technology will be implemented to ease the process of degree verification and attention thus saving the students money and time it takes to get degrees attested. It will help address and eradicate the issue of fake degrees.  Latest Enterprise Resource Planning system including Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence will be deployed at HEC to improve the efficiencies of the organization. A central data warehouse linked to a powerful Business Intelligence platform will provide reports and insights to senior decision makers in higher education thus supporting evidence based policy and planning. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The research grants offered under the HEDP project during year 2020 covered sectors where there is a dire need of research to find practical solutions to issues Pakistan faces. For example, a grant award under Grand Challenge fund was awarded to a research proposal in Food Security sector, and will focus on making vaccines for animals to save their lives from ticks. Another grant focuses on finding solution to locust issue and to save crops from locust attack. Rapid Research Grants covered issues related to COVID. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Participants also discussed the new undergraduate education policy which has been rolled out nation-wide. Dr. Syed Zulfiqar Gilani informed the SC of the new distance and online learning policy and distance/online quality assurance framework. HEC has implemented its own MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) which will be soon opened to faculty members across Pakistan and they will be able to use it for developing their own courses. Rector NAHE, Dr. Shaheen Sardar briefed the members on the faculty and HEC employees' trainings conducted over last six months. NAHE also focused on training teachers on how to deliver courses online and use online learning management systems. NAHE is moving towards self-reliance and has generated significant funds through conducting some specialized trainings. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">HEC provides internet and WIFI services to faculty and staff. This network has further expanded to remote universities and affiliated colleges. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Committee members were informed that despite the hurdles faced due to COVID the project is still on track and a successful World Bank mission has recently concluded.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">SC appreciated the efforts of HEDP team and offered their support and cooperation to resolve any challenges faced by project team. The committee members expressed their interest to be more involved with the project and have frequent meetings. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks from the Executive Director (HEC).</p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============</p>01-05-2021 19:47:20<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/HEDP-SC-Meeting.aspx
HEC, University Heads Agree on Providing Provisional Admission to A2 StudentsHEC, University Heads Agree on Providing Provisional Admission to A2 Students <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, April 30, 2021: The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan after consultations with the Covid-19 Oversight Committee representing Vice Chancellor from each province and region, and heads of a few private sector universities have agreed to provide provisional admission to A2 students, whose exams have been postponed to October 2021, in the Fall 2021 semester so that they would not waste a session.  </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;">On the direction of the Federal Minister for Education Mr. Shafqat Mehmood to ensure that the students of A2, whose Cambridge exams were being postponed due to Covid do not lose a session, a virtual consultative meeting was held on Friday to address the reservations expressed by students and parents in wake of the Government’s decision to put off examinations till June 15 due to surge in the third wave of COVID-19 in the country. In this backdrop, HEC and universities have decided to provide provisional admissions to A2 students in the fall Semester 2021 as and when it begins in order to avoid wastage of their time. </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;">Addressing the meeting, Executive Director HEC Dr. Shaista Sohail said, “we want to assure the parents and students that HEC, and the universities are committed to ensure student-centric approach without compromising the interest of universities and teaching and learning quality”. </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;">It is worth mentioning here that the Government, after a special meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) over the prevailing COVID-19 situation, decided that no examination would take place in the country until June 15 amid a surge in coronavirus cases and casualties.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#1f497d;">===============</span></p>30-04-2021 11:41:08<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/Provisional-Admissions.aspx

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NBEAC 4th Deans and Directors Conference 2017http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/banner.png, http://hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/banner.pngNBEAC 4th Deans and Directors Conference 2017<p style="text-align:justify;">​​​​NBEAC's Deans and Directors Conference annually brings together more than 100 deans and directors of business schools for strategic level discussions.  This year's conference will focus on the balance required between global paradigms versus the need to customize business education in Pakistan according to the local needs. Both businesses and business schools in Pakistan – small or large, urban or rural – face competition for products and services created by the spread of information technology and globalization. However, our context, culture and heritage demands a certain degree of indigenization in management practices and in business education. The conference program is designed to increase the effectiveness of business education in Pakistan, through debate on the mentioned issues and through related refinements in the accreditation process.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Objectives:</strong><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">* To evaluate the extent to which business education in Pakistan is preparing graduates to contribute to the local and global economic activities.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">* To identify unique themes and specializations for business education in Pakistan, keeping local needs and global trends in perspective.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">* To discuss the balance between indigenous vs. international curriculum content for effective business education in the country.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">* To share the experiences of education leaders from Pakistan and other countries, of creating a balance between indigenization and globalization of business education in their countries.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">* To identify ways in which accreditation can be used as a framework for addressing the challenges associated with convergence and divergence.​</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><br></strong></p>01-02-2017 10:51:0315{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://hec.gov.pk
5G Talent Ecological Development Workshophttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/5G%20workshop.jpg, https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/5G%20workshop.jpg5G Talent Ecological Development Workshop<p>5G wireless service will constitute an integral part of the future communication network. It will enable a wide range of innovations that are critical for mature digital societies. Advanced wireless services based on 5G will be more complex technologically than previous services and will require substantial new investment. More importantly, they will constitute a new system of value generation. Unleashing this innovative potential will have far-reaching consequences. At the same time, because 5G will also require major investments by mobile operators, incentives for investment and innovation are important.</p><p>The objective of the workshop is to provide a comprehensive and international overview of 5G wireless service. Workshop speaker is a 5G expert from Huawei Headquarters based in Shenzhen China. He will address the engineering, operational, and regulatory aspects of 5G investment and deployment. The workshop will be valuable to anyone who wants to know more about 5G and to understand the current status of 5G service in a global context.<br></p>15-07-2019 10:08:5937{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://hec.gov.pk
International Conference on Archaeology Heritage of Pakistanhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/C1.jpg, http://hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/C1.jpgInternational Conference on Archaeology Heritage of Pakistan<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The primary goal is to sensitize non-experts but scholars, decision makers, member of the education and higher education community, bureaucrats and politicians that archaeology and Heritage are a constitutive part of the country, and to seize the occasion of this conference to convey a strong message in the alignment of the Vision 2025.<br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The overall achievement of the conference would be that the audience walks away with a sense of urgency in terms of taking initiatives to protect and promote cultural heritage which hopefully subsequently would spark action on the part of various stakeholders. It also promotes a sense of pride among them from Pakistan history and past. In addition, some concrete recommendations for various stakeholders from the round tables will be gathered and presented at the closing session and handed to the Government for further follow up and as input for a cultural policy.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The conference also recognize the following goals; a positive approach about a renewed national narrative taking into account a broader part of history inspired by archaeology and heritage; and an economic approach bringing culture and in particular archaeology and heritage as an essential component of development through tourism for instance.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The conference is co-organized by Higher Education Commission (HEC), National History and Literary Heritage Division, UNESCO, Embassy of France in Pakistan, British Council, and Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA).<br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="line-height:107%;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">For more info please visit <a href="/site/ICAHP">http://hec.gov.pk/ICAHP</a></span><br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></p>20-06-2017 06:42:4024{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://hec.gov.pk

 

 

51st Asia Pacific Advanced Network Meetinghttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/WebBanner8.jpg, https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/WebBanner8.jpg51st Asia Pacific Advanced Network Meeting<div style="text-align:justify;">Pakistan Education & Research Network (PERN) is a primary member of Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) and collaborates with the APAN members and neighboring NRENs for the promotion of Research & Education. The Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) corporation was formed in 1997 has now become a key driver in promoting and facilitating network-enabled research and education activities in the Asia Pacific.</div><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><div style="text-align:justify;">APAN members include entities representing research and education network interests in the countries/economies of Asia and Oceania.</div><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><div style="text-align:justify;">The APAN Meetings are done to co-ordinate and promote network technology developments and advances in network-based applications and services across the Asia-Pacific region. APAN, has led to significant improvements in educational outcomes by providing the foundation for a knowledge-based economy; allows educators and students to share knowledge and to discover and learn remotely; enhances the ability of all member economies to participate in global collaborative innovation through unprecedented access to digital resources, instrumentation and expertise for education, research and societal benefit; provides access to scarce or expensive educational and research resources around the Asia Pacific region and across the globe; leads to the saving and improvement of lives and property as a result of implementing advanced communications that support the well-being of the populations; and catalyze and stimulate the information economy by demonstrating new network enabled services, by acting as an incubator for technology transfer to industry, and as a springboard for innovation.</div>21-01-2021 20:25:41https://hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/APAN51.aspx40{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://hec.gov.pk
International Conference Quality Assurance Systemhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/QAAHero-Banner.jpg, https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/QAAHero-Banner.jpgInternational Conference Quality Assurance System<p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="box-sizing:content-box;">To take the quality enhancement agenda forward, Higher Education Commission Pakistan (HEC) is organizing a conference in collaboration with the Council for Higher Education and Accreditation (CHEA), US and United Sates Education Foundation Pakistan (USEFP). This conference aims to advance mutual understanding of international quality assurance standards by bringing together selected members of CHEA's International Quality Group. </span></p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="box-sizing:content-box;">It will provide an opportunity for Pakistani university leaders to learn from the experience of the countries and universities including Europe, US, Malaysia and Turkey and share the Pakistani experience with others, especially those countries that are in the phase of building their higher education systems; like India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.</span></p>03-12-2019 17:25:18https://hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/QA-Conference.aspx38{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://hec.gov.pk
Sixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineeringhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/icase.jpg, http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/icase.jpgSixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering<div style="text-align:justify;">Institute of Space Technology (IST), one of the premier institutes in Pakistan, is a federally chartered, degree awarding Institute offering graduate and baccalaureate programs in Aerospace, Avionics, Electrical, Mechanical, Materials Science & Engineering, Space Science, Remote Sensing & GISc, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Applied Mathematics & Statistics. IST has been ranked amongst the top four engineering universities of Pakistan.</div><div style="text-align:justify;">IST is organizing the Sixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE) from November 12-14, 2019 at IST, Islamabad, Pakistan. This conference is a regular biennial event to provide an international forum wherein scientists, researchers, engineers, academicians, private and public industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and students from all across the globe interact and share the latest themes and trends related with Space Science, Technology and Applications.</div><div style="text-align:justify;">ICASE 2019 will feature a diverse blend of thematic areas including Aeronautics and Astronautics, Satellite Technology & Applications, Mechanical Engineering for Aerospace Applications, Aerospace Materials Design and Engineering, Guidance, Navigation & Controls and GNSS, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrobiology, Remote Sensing, GIS & Space Applications, Mathematical & Statistical Modeling for Space Applications, Space Policy, Law and Management, Space Technology Education and Popularization.<br></div>20-03-2019 17:37:00https://hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/Sixth-ICASE.aspx35{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://hec.gov.pk

 

 

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Expression of Interest: Hiring of Consultancy FirmExpression of Interest: Hiring of Consultancy Firm2021-05-08T19:00:00Z2021-05-24T19:00:00Zhttps://hec.gov.pk/english/news/HECTenderRFP/EoI-Hiring-Consultancy-FirmHEDP.pdfHEC-EOI-032Higher Education CommissionService