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NAHE, HEC to Begin Capacity Building Trainings for EmployeesNAHE, HEC to Begin Capacity Building Trainings for Employees<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, December 21, 2020: The National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) is organizing a series of trainings under its capacity building programme. This includes trainings for HEC staff in collaboration with the National Information Technology Board (NITB). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The trainings will begin on Tuesday, 22nd December, with a comprehensive session on E-office procedure. E-office is an electronic system of office and operational management which will help make functions more efficient and improve accountability at HEC. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The programme is being implemented across various ministries in the government, and has been approved by the Federal Cabinet and the National e-Government Council.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The capacity building programme will have weekly workshops for HEC employees. It will last for next four weeks, and is expected to train more than 600 individuals. This will help support staff as services increasingly move online and ensure efficiency, consistency and transparency across the board. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">NAHE is established as a stand-alone, autonomous institution operating under the auspices of HEC to improve the quality of teaching, research and governance in higher education institutions across Pakistan. It is envisioned as the premier institution for quality research and teaching related to all aspects of higher education in Pakistan. This series of trainings is one of multiple ongoing NAHE endeavours at HEC'.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============</p>21-12-2020 12:01:48<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Hybrid Education Vital to Build Non-Elitist Society: PresidentHybrid Education Vital to Build Non-Elitist Society: President<p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/english/news/news/PRPics/ESP.jpeg"><img src="/english/news/news/PRPics/ESP.jpeg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, December 17, 2020: President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan is moving towards developing a non-elitist society and in this pursuit the hybrid mode of learning can play a vital role. He said that Pakistan is quickly transitioning into an era, wherein hybrid education is changing the whole spectrum of society by opening new possibilities and opportunities. It has made knowledge dynamic and non-static. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">He made these remarks while addressing the closing session of the 3-day Pak-UK Education Gateway virtual conference entitled "Rethinking and Reshaping a Resilient Higher Education System" that concluded on Thursday. The conference was jointly organized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the British Council. Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Mr. Shafqat Mahmood and Chairman HEC Tariq Banuri also attended the session.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The three days of conference brought together scholars and higher education experts from the UK and Pakistan to share how universities in both the countries have responded to COVID scenario, and discussed further strengthening of strategic transnational education partnership between the two countries. Various sessions of the conference focused on building a sustainable future for international higher education, role of higher education leadership during COVID, international collaborations and internationalisation of higher education, future of distance learning, and mobility programmes.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The President appreciated the HEC-BC partnerships, which have led to development of Pakistan's first Open and Distance Learning Policy. He emphasized that COVID, besides its catastrophic impacts on all the spheres of life, will leave strong imprints on the education system, and that the situation has created opportunities by making institutions adopt new highways towards progress. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Alvi asserted that the hybrid learning has made it easier for women to get educated and empowered, adding that it is one of the Government's priorities to make education less expensive and less-elitist. He said that the Pakistani universities are providing virtual and open learning much cheaper, compared to the rest of the world, and stressed the need for teachers to adapt themselves to the new teaching requirements. "The faster we move, the sooner we will make it easier for people to acquire education in the prevailing situation." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">He also highlighted the need for development of a certification system to examine and assess students. He also underlined the significance of the Pakistani diaspora in the UK and across the world, especially professionals, in terms of their role in the uplift of systems in the country.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Minister Shafqat Mahmood said that 1.5 million Pakistani youth are critical asset of the country, and the Government is committed to investing in youth development to position them in the global market. Acknowledging the paramount importance of UK's education system, he said that Pakistan is also putting strenuous efforts to make its higher education system compatible with the best higher education sectors of the world. "In this pursuit, the contribution of partners like the UK government and the British Council, who are consistently lending their hand to us, are highly valuable." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Minister said that Pakistan appreciated the openness of the British people towards the Pakistani diaspora. He said the programmes like Pak-UK Education Gateway can prove to be very helpful in rethinking and reshaping a resilient higher education sector. He admired the role of this programme in developing the Pakistan's Open and Distance Learning Policy. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Chairman HEC Tariq Banuri congratulated the conference participants on the second anniversary of Pakistan-UK Education Gateway. He emphasised that it is high time to strengthen international collaboration to share not only the best practices but also the challenges the entire world is facing in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. "We have to learn from each other and advance our educational agenda forward." He said that as the COVID has changed the world, including the higher education sector, the HEC adopted an eight-component approach to mitigate the disruption. He also dilated on the measures taken for technology preparedness, teacher preparedness, student preparedness, course development, laboratories and libraries readiness, examination and evaluation mechanism, and student access to higher education.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In his remarks, Minister for South Asia, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Tariq Mehmood Ahmed said the HEC-BC partnership has ushered a new era of bilateral engagement and productive outcomes. He said that the UK government attaches high importance to supporting education in Pakistan. He informed the participants that 35000 Pakistani students have completed their degrees in the past few years in the UK universities, while 60,000 students are currently pursuing their degrees. "These numbers will continue to grow, as we building on the success of the bilateral partnership." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Pak-UK Education Gateway, launched in 2018, aims to further enhance partnership between the higher education sectors of Pakistan and the UK under a structured programme jointly sponsored by the Government of Pakistan and the British Council Pakistan. Key areas of collaboration are innovative and collaborative research, higher education leadership, quality assurance and standard setting, distance learning, international mobility, community engagement and transnational education. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">During the first year of execution, 21 travel and exploratory grants have enabled 50 plus faculty to meet relevant partners, seven large scale projects between UK and Pakistan have been shortlisted to embark upon crucial research ventures, strategic relationships have been developed between National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) and Advance Higher Education  UK to help enhance the governance systems and Quality Assurance Agency of the UK is closely working with HEC to help establish quality mechanisms for the higher education sector of Pakistan.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============</p>17-12-2020 13:56:32<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
3-day Moot on Pak-UK Education Gateway to Begin on Tuesday3-day Moot on Pak-UK Education Gateway to Begin on Tuesday <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, December 14, 2020: As COVID-19 has transformed the entire world systems, the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan and the British Council, Pakistan will hold a three-day virtual conference on December 15-17 to discuss the future of the higher education sector in the post-pandemic world.   </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;">The conference entitled “Pakistan-UK Education Gateway: Rethinking and Reshaping a Resilient Higher Education System” will discuss key issues facing the sector in the ‘new’ normal, the role of leadership in building resilient HE systems, and lessons learnt from the pandemic. It will celebrate some of the concrete contributions that the Pak-UK Gateway programme has made so far. </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;">Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood, Chairman HEC Tariq Banuri, Executive Director HEC Dr. Shaista Sohail, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner, Director Education, British Council, Nishat Riaz, Vice Chancellors, faculty, and students from both the UK and Pakistan will attend the conference.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;">The British Council in Pakistan and the HEC launched the Pak-UK Education Gateway in 2018, with an aim to enhance partnership between the higher education sectors of Pakistan and the UK. The key areas of collaboration under the joint programme include, innovative and collaborative research, higher education leadership, quality assurance and standard setting, distance learning, international mobility, transnational education, and community engagement.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;">In addition to bringing partners from the Pakistan and UK together to share best practices and lessons learnt during the pandemic and promote cooperation and partnerships between both countries, the recipients of the HEC-British Council joint Research Grants shall be announced along with the upcoming British Council Scholarship schemes for young women in Pakistan.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#1f497d;">===============</span></p>14-12-2020 18:16:26<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />




2nd International Conference on Space 2016http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ics-16a.jpg, 2nd International Conference on Space 20162nd International Conference on Space 2016<h3>Introduction and Background</h3><p>Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), the national space agency of Pakistan, in collaboration with Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad is organizing 2nd International Conference on Space (ICS-2016). Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences & Technology (ISNET) will be a co-sponsor of the Conference.</p><p>International Conference on Space is a biennial event focusing on all aspects of space. It is aimed at providing a forum to share latest developments in space technologies and applications, and discuss ways and means of using these to address issues of international concern.</p><p>ICS-2016 will be a complete package for space professionals, decision-makers, academicians, researchers and scientists as well as students of space sciences and technologies to showcase their achievements, share experiences and voice their opinions on space-related issues in a highly interactive and cross-disciplinary environment.</p><p>Authors / Presenters will be offered to publish their research papers in Journal of Space Technology</p> - See more at: <a href="/english/news/events/Pages/CareerFair.aspx#sthash.VDoJUF4P.dpuf"></a>11-06-2016 18:28:472{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
South Asian Network Operators Group Conference and Workshophttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/image12.jpg, Asian Network Operators Group Conference and Workshop<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​​​</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>To Participate in SANOG29:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">To participate in SANOG 29 Kindly register yourself on </p><p><a href=""></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#1f497d;"><a href="/english/news/events/Documents/hec_PERN_site2.pdf">Call of Paper​</a></span><br></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>The Twenty Ninth South Asia Network Operators Group (</strong><a href=""><strong>SANOG</strong></a><strong>) conference will be held at HEC Headquarters in Islamabad, Pakistan from 23-30 January 2017, the venue details will be published soon. PTA (</strong><a href=""><strong>Pakistan Telecommunication Authority</strong></a><strong>) and HEC (</strong><a href=""><strong>Higher Education Commission</strong></a><strong>) are very delighted, along with PERN (</strong><a href=""><strong>Pakistan Education & Research Network</strong></a><strong>), to be the joint hosts for SANOG 29 in Islamabad.</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan is an independent, autonomous, and constitutionally established institution of primary funding, overseeing, regulating, and accrediting the higher education efforts in Pakistan</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has been established under the Act of Parliament to regulate the establishment, operation and maintenance of telecommunication systems and provision of telecommunication services in Pakistan.</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​The Venue is HEC Headquarters, H-9/4, Islamabad, Pakistan</strong></p>18-11-2016 07:55:0412{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
Fifth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineeringhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/EV.jpg, International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering<p style="text-align:justify;">​​​​Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad, Pakistan is going to organize the Fifth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE 2017) from November 14-16, 2017.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">ICASE 2017 is a regular biennial event and an international forum in which scientists, engineers, researchers, professionals and students from all over the world would get a chance to interact and discuss the latest themes and trends related with aerospace science and engineering. It provides a platform to share experiences, foster collaborations across industry and academia, and to evaluate emerging aerospace technologies and developments across the globe.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p>22-02-2017 07:49:2617{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}



51st Asia Pacific Advanced Network Meetinghttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/WebBanner8.jpg, 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 20:25:41{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
International Conference Quality Assurance Systemhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/QAAHero-Banner.jpg, 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 17:25:18{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
Sixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineeringhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/icase.jpg, 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 17:37:00{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}



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