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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
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Dr. Shaista Sohail Joins HEC as Executive DirectorDr. Shaista Sohail Joins HEC as Executive Director<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, October 8, 2020: Dr. Shaista Sohail, a BPS-22 officer of Pakistan Administrative Service has joined the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan as its Executive Director.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">With a doctorate in International Relations from Geneva School of Diplomacy, Switzerland and Master's in Economics from Punjab University, Dr. Shaista Sohail brings with her a diverse experience of serving at national and international levels.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Starting her career as a Lecturer in Economics at Government College for Women Okara, she joined Civil Service of Pakistan in 1985 with her first assignment as Assistant Commissioner Karachi South. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Her key postings include Joint Secretary, Policy and Planning, Ministry of Industries; Member Estate CDA; Joint Secretary, Debt Management/ Japan EAD; Additional Secretary to the President of Pakistan; Special Secretary Cabinet; Secretary Statistics; Secretary Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division, Deputy Secretary Commerce WTO, Economic Counsellor to WTO, Geneva.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In WTO Geneva, her abilities were recognised internationally when she was made the consensus Chairperson of the Working Party on GATS Rules from amongst 150 countries. She also won the "Best Contributor" Award from ITC Geneva in 2007 Chamonix France. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============</p>08-10-2020 13:27:08<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/Joining-HEC-ED.aspx
HEC Approves IRSIP & Partial Support for PhD GrantsHEC Approves IRSIP & Partial Support for PhD Grants<p style="text-align:justify;">​<span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">I</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">slamabad, September 29, 2020: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has approved 224 cases of PhD scholars for International Research Support Initiative Programme (IRSIP), in addition to seven cases of Partial Support for PhD Studies Abroad. The Selection Committee's meeting was held at HEC Secretariat Islamabad, with Executive Director Dr. Fateh Marri in the chair.   </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Under IRSIP, HEC offers a six-month research fellowship abroad to full-time PhD students. The purpose is to enhance their research capabilities, and also develop linkages between Pakistani and foreign institutions. IRSIP provides exposure to PhD scholars in order to enhance quality of research conducted by them in Pakistan.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The programme aims at creating a critical mass of highly-qualified manpower that could contribute towards socio-economic development of Pakistan. It facilitates assimilation, absorption and transfer of important and promising scientific and technological knowledge information to achieve rapid economic progress. It also provides training and research work opportunities to doctoral students at advanced research laboratories of reputed universities abroad.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Similarly, Partial Support for PhD Studies Abroad is an initiative aimed at providing financial support up to US $ 10,000 to Pakistani scholars who are in final stages of their PhD Studies abroad and need partial support e.g. tuition, thesis evaluation/submission fee, living expenditure, etc. without which their PhD degree programme will remain incomplete.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">==============<br></p>29-09-2020 14:15:39<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/HEC-IRSIP.aspx
Universities All Set to Gradual Resumption of Operations from 15thUniversities All Set to Gradual Resumption of Operations from 15th<p style="text-align:justify;">​<strong>Chairman HEC Rebuts News About 'Single Policy for All Universities' </strong><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, September 11, 2020: Committed to upholding the  Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines shared by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), the universities countrywide are all set to start a phase-wise reopening procedure, resuming their operations as per the Government's instructions  on September 15.    <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This was stated by Chairman HEC while addressing the 32nd Vice Chancellors (VCs) Committee meeting. More than 150 VCs, Rectors, or Presidents of universities participated in the meeting to discuss in detail the reopening plans and procedures.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Addressing the university heads, Mr. Banuri said the HEC as well as the government have full confidence in the VCs, that they will be able to adopt all measures needed for protection of the campus community without compromising the quality and delivery of education. He said COVID-19 has rendered almost all the academic operations harder, so it required the dedicated personal leadership of the Vice Chancellors to inspire both faculty and students, and ensure that educational standards are maintained and anti-Covid SOPs are strictly enforced. "I call upon all of you to resist any attempts to lower the quality of education," he emphasised.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Chairman HEC affirmed that the universities will follow the HEC's guidelines -- available at HEC website -- to contain the spread of COVID-19 and will firmly implement their respective reopening policies. These guidelines include the permission to open universities on 15 September, measures to screen out potentially infected individuals, and the minimum SOPs to be followed on campus. These measures are to wear face masks in public places, maintain social distance, and undertake strict monitoring to identify and isolate any incidence of the disease. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Within these guidelines, universities have to adopt suitable policies regarding rotation of courses or other measures to ensure proper social distancing and manage population density.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">He strongly rebutted the news circulating in a section of press that HEC has directed all universities to adopt a 'single policy for rotation of courses or managing social density.  He said the universities should adopt the policies and measures that suit their respective circumstances, and in line with their local needs. "The most important responsibility of the Vice Chancellors is to announce clear and unambiguous policies, assign responsibilities to various key personnel (both faculty and staff members), establish proper lines of communication, refrain from arbitrary or ad hoc policy changes, and remain in personnel command of the evolving situation". He said that they must maintain total vigilance to prevent and control any incidents of virus recurrence, including through active surveillance of health conditions, earmarking isolation facilities, and facilitating access to medical and isolation facilities.   <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">He advised university leaders to keep in close touch with district administration officials, health departments, and medical universities in their vicinities to seek support in case of any need. He said that the government and health departments have assured of providing assistance all-possible assistance to universities, and that HEC was available to provide advice or ensure timely liaison with government entities.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Convener of the VC Committee, Dr. Muhammad Ali, VC of Quaid e Azam University, assured the HEC Chairman that universities are committed to complying with the government instructions, following all possible precautions, and implementing the safety protocols prescribed by HEC, even though he would personally have preferred a single policy in order to reduce the decision making burden on VCs. He proposed that a follow-up meeting be held in the near future to review progress. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On the occasion, a number of universities provided details of the policies they had already announced and publicised. These include Punjab University, GIK Institute, Sukkur IBA; Women's University of Swabi; Karakoram International University, GCWU Sialkot, and others. Some VCs shared the unique challenges they faced, and asked for support to resolve them. A handful of universities hadn't yet announced their reopening plans or policies, but they promised to do so forthwith.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Chairman HEC appreciated all the universities that had demonstrated due diligence in adopting and publicising their reopening plans, and stressed upon the few remaining universities to do so immediately.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">===============</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><br></strong></p>12-09-2020 10:37:54<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/Universities-Resumption.aspx

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International Conference on Research and Practices in Education (ICRPE) 2017http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/logo.png, http://hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/logo.pngInternational Conference on Research and Practices in Education (ICRPE) 2017<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) having large number of prospective teachers across the country representing all sections of the community may have more potential to reach community. In this context the conference invites researchers, scholars and professionals across the globe from all fields of education and allied disciplines to present their work in various forms i.e. Oral paper presentations, round table discussions, and poster presentations. We are inviting researchers from all modes and levels of education. Proceedings of the conference will published and selected papers will go through blind peer review process for the publication in following AIOU Journals:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Pakistan Journal of Education</strong></li><li><strong>Pakistan Journal of Distance & Online Learning (PJDOL)</strong></li><li><strong>Journal of Contemporary Teacher education</strong></li></ul><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Major Goals of the Conference: </b></div><div><b><br></b></div><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>1. To initiate an analytical and critical discourse among the researchers and scholars of the field that may lead to social change.</strong><br><strong>2. To provide opportunity to scholars across the globe for dissemination of their research work for addressing the social phenomenon. </strong><br><strong>3. To highlight innovative methods and modes of research around the world that focus social integration and consolidation.</strong><br><strong>4. To explore the practices of technology integration that may help to align the teaching learning context with the societal demands. </strong><br><strong>5. To project practices that may contribute towards inclusive society.</strong></p>16-12-2016 08:43:5513{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://hec.gov.pk
34th Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Programhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Flyer.jpg, http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Flyer.jpg34th Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Program<p style="text-align:justify;">The Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Program is an 8 Week in-service certified professional development program specifically designed to equip the Higher Education teaching faculty (having service less than 5 years) with the principles of professional teaching and research skills/methodology, required for effective teaching and research, according to modern class room settings. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The faculty members developed as Master Trainers disseminate similar training in their respective institutions either as Resource Person or as Coordinator. In previous thirty three batches organized by Learning Innovation Division, <strong>954</strong> faculty members of different public and HEC Funded Private Sector Universities got professional certification in principles of professional teaching and research as well as management. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Objectives </strong></p><ol style="text-align:justify;"><li>To make teachers understand their responsibilities & duties towards the teaching profession. </li><li>To produce professional teachers, who have the theoretical knowledge and understanding, combined with practical skills, competencies and commitment to teach at high national standards. </li><li>To expand their teaching skills from conventional teaching to include a variety of innovative teaching methods, using case study, problem based learning & simulation teaching techniques etc. </li><li>To promote the knowledge of curriculum development and its right implementation in classroom settings. </li><li>To enable teachers to select, construct and use assessment strategies for monitoring student learning. </li><li>To enable teachers enhance their management skills and utilize them in the teaching learning situations. </li><li>To develop their research skills so that they can contribute to the existing knowledge sphere in their respective fields. </li><li>To strengthen teacher's communication skills so that they can effectively communicate as professional teachers. </li><li>Most importantly to trickle down quality education & knowledge to their students as expected of them. </li></ol>29-12-2017 04:04:3532{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

 

 

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
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 10:08:59https://hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/5G-TEDW.aspx37{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://hec.gov.pk

 

 

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Annual Report 2015-16https://hec.gov.pk/english/news/HECPublications/Annual Report 2015-16.pdfAnnual Report 2015-16HEC Annual Report for the Year 2015-162018-06-26T19:00:00ZHEC Annual Report for the Year 2015-16
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Auction NoticeAuction Notice2020-10-15T19:00:00Z2020-10-30T19:00:00Zhttps://hec.gov.pk/english/news/HECTenderRFP/AuctionNotic.pdfHEC-0162Higher Education CommissionService