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HEC Launches E-Courses on Policies about Harassment, Students with DisabilitiesHEC Launches E-Courses on Policies about Harassment, Students with Disabilities<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, June 16, 2021: The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has launched e-courses on its policies on "Protection against Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)" and "Policy for Students with Disabilities in HEIs" to make Pakistani universities safer and more inclusive for students, faculty and administrative staff. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The e-courses have been launched in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women, and the Australian High Commission in Pakistan. The National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) will host the e-courses that will promote awareness and outreach of these policies. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Addressing the virtual launching ceremony, Executive Director HEC Dr. Shaista Sohail said that the role of HEIs was instrumental to emphasize and promote the significance of practicing basic principles and high moral grounds. She informed the participants that two per cent scholarships are specified for students with disabilities in the Prime Minister's Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme. She hoped that the coordinated efforts will not only make HEIs safer and inclusive, but will also improve students' overall academic accomplishments.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In his remarks, Resident Representative UNDP Knut Otsby asserted that, "If we want to encourage the youth to stay in higher education and continue to make progress on the SDGs commitments to provide equal access to women to obtain a tertiary education, we must ensure that young people are able to attain education in a safe, culturally appropriate and equitable environment." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Deputy High Commissioner Joanne Frederiksen said that "This is an important step for promoting inclusion on campus. We are heartened by HEC's leadership in this area, and encourage Vice-Chancellors to ensure faculty staff and students to complete the e-courses." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Country Representative UN Women Ms. Sharmeela Rasool observed that a vast majority of women were still unaware of the protection available to them through legislations. She stressed the need for creating awareness among women about the legal protection. Rector NAHE Dr. Shaheen Sardar Ali said that the Academy was a national institution for capacity building of academic leaders, faculty and staff. "One of the aspects of capacity building is to translate the rules and regulation into knowledge." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In his closing remarks, Adviser Coordination HEC, Mr. Awais Ahmad reiterated HEC's pledge to continue partnering with national and international entities to build awareness and capacity for operationalizing these policies. He highlighted that the creation of Students Services Division at HEC and inclusion of mandatory requirement for students to join clubs, societies, and sports under HEC Undergraduate Education Policy will create leadership opportunities to work with wider higher education constituencies in building understanding and compliance of two policies. In addition, plans to develop an umbrella PC-I to gradually support universities in remodeling infrastructure, labs and equipment, and policies for control of tobacco and drug abuse, and use of security cameras in campuses are a few of many initiatives being executed to build a free, tolerant, safe and supportive, learning environment in HEIs. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p>17-06-2021 07:23:55<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Press Release: NAHE Launches Internationally Recognized Fellowship for IPFP FellowsPress Release: NAHE Launches Internationally Recognized Fellowship for IPFP Fellows<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, June 9, 2021: The IPFP Fellows, who have successfully completed the National Faculty Development Programme (NFDP), are now eligible to apply for an internationally recognized Fellowship in teaching and learning launched by the National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) in collaboration with the British Council's Pak-UK Education Gateway programme and Advance HE, UK. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">There are now over 140,000 Fellows recognized by the Advance HE Fellowship Scheme worldwide. Advance HE is a global not-for-profit charity headquartered in the UK. Using their expertise and sharing best practice, they work to improve higher education for all. Advance HE has expertise in governance, leadership development, teaching and learning enhancement, and equality, diversity, and inclusion. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Higher Education Commission (HEC) launched the Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) programme to create an opportunity for fresh PhDs to obtain academic experience and mentorship for one year in higher education institutions (HEIs), federal/provincial government postgraduate colleges, or public sector R&D organizations, prior to their formal entry into the academic job market. The IPFP was established in 2009 and last revised in 2019. The core objective of the programme is to assist fresh PhD graduates in acquiring the competencies and professional characteristics required for effective teaching and research and ultimately for success in the academic profession.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In addition to the IPFP Programme benefits already in place, including automatic eligibility to attend NFDP, CPD opportunities, one-year placement in an HEC recognized host institution, mentorship, monetary benefits, and Start-up Research Grant Programme (SRGP), IPFP Fellows will now be eligible to apply for this internationally recognized Fellowship. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Fellowship in teaching and learning demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education and offers the fellowship awardees a distinct professional standing. Advance HE Associate Fellowship offers the successful IPFP Fellows an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to professional practices in HEIs in Pakistan in teaching and learning excellence and get acknowledged for their commitment aligned with the internationally recognized UK Professional Standards Framework.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============</p>09-06-2021 11:36:31<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
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;" />




2nd International Conference on Applied and Engineering Mathematicshttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ICAEM%20Banner.jpg, International Conference on Applied and Engineering Mathematics<p style="text-align:justify;">​International Conference on Applied and Engineering Mathematics (ICAEM) is a comprehensive forum dedicated to presentation and dissemination of newly emerging ideas and concepts. It aims to bring together students, mathematicians, system designers and practicing engineers to gain cognizance of the researchers' state of the art findings, covering a wide domain of engineering applications. As always the ICAEM will provide a rare and unmissable event for both the academia and industry.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:bold;color:#5f5f5f;font-family:"lato regular", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;font-style:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:justify;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#fcfcfc;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">For more information please contact to:</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Prof Dr Muhammad Tahir</p><p class="MsoNormal">Chair ICAEM & Chairman Department of Mathematics</p><p class="MsoNormal">HITEC University Taxila</p><p class="MsoNormal">051-4908445</p>24-04-2019 11:12:1036{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
National Forum 2016 on Higher Education in Pakistanhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/4.jpg, Forum 2016 on Higher Education in Pakistan<p style="text-align:justify;">​The world has changed, and continues to change, at unparalleled speeds. Education and skills requirements for the future will have completely new dimensions, and global education systems will need to adapt quickly to equip the worlds' young people for the new demands.  It is time to rethink education systems, the stakeholders and the foundational concepts. We must ask ourselves some critical questions.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In an age where Information is already accessible at everyone's fingertips, it is likely that we will have access to a level of technical knowledge that we cannot conceive. We will all have to learn to differentiate between information and knowledge. Subjects such as math, science, languages and more, while still forming the basic foundation, can no longer be the sole focal point for education. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Education Systems will be required to produce the six "C"s:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Critical / Analytical Thinkers</strong>: As more and more information becomes available at the click of a button, the ability to analyse, connect unrelated areas, and apply technical information to complex problems will become increasingly important. </li><li><strong>Creative Thinkers</strong>: In the cut paste world, originality and creativity will become increasingly rare. It will be important for education systems to nurture creativity, originality and the creation of new knowledge.</li><li><strong>Collaborators</strong>: Complex problems will require multidisciplinary, cross sectorial thinking and collaborative working approaches. Teaching and learning styles need to change to embed this into the education system as early as possible. </li><li><strong>Continual Learners</strong>: The requirements of increasingly practical, technical skills when entering the job market, increased demand for work/life balance by millennials, a rapidly aging workforce without those skills and longer life spans will all mean that learning will need to be a lifelong process.</li><li><strong>Citizens of the World: </strong>An increasingly complex world will require global citizens who will be able to understand the "big picture" and establish the foundations for new governance structures as borders collapse and physical resources become increasingly scarce.<strong> </strong></li><li><strong>Compassion /Tolerance/Peace Keepers: </strong>The current violence in the world more than ever reflects the absolute need for compassion and peace to be embedded into all education systems. </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan is organizing this National Forum on Higher Education in collaboration with PEP Foundation, Inc. on 19<sup>th</sup> October, 2016 at HEC, Islamabad. It will be composed of opening/ closing and interactive discussions resulting in tangible action plans for improvement in our Higher education institutions. The general layout of the event will be as follows: </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">9:00-9:30</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Registration</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">HEC Managed</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9:30-10:00</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Plenary Session</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Welcome Addresses</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">10:00-12:00</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Break Out Sessions & tea </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Break out sessions on each theme – 6 facilitated breakout sessions </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">12:00-1:00</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Group Presentations</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Presentations by each group on conclusions</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1:00-2:00</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lunch</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2:00-4:00</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Break Out Sessions& tea</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Same groups, concrete action plans to be developed for implementation in HEC universities</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4:00-5:00</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Presentation of action Plans</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Presentations by each group</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">5:00-5:30</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Closing Session</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Facilitator- Wrap up and endorsement of implementation of action plans</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>05-10-2016 10:39:309{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
NBEAC 4th Deans and Directors Conference 2017http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/banner.png, 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}



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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