Sunday, May 1, 2016

10,000 new PhDs to be produced under Pak-US Knowledge Corridor in 10 years

Islamabad, Under Pakistan-US Knowledge Corridor, upwards of 10,000 new PhDs will be delivered amid the following 10 years.

This data was shared at a daylong 'Pakistan-US University Partnerships Follow-up Workshop' sorted out by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan in a joint effort with the US Embassy. The workshop was gone for sharing best practices in these organizations.

In his appreciated location, HEC Executive Director Dr. Arshad Ali said the organizations among the advanced education establishments of the two nations will go far in accomplishing wonderful results and targets. He said the organizations are advancing advanced education in Pakistan as the nation's colleges are using the encounters of US accomplices. He trusted that both the sides will profit by these activities.

Focusing on the requirement for a route forward to support these associations, he said the imperatives lying in the method for achieving targets of this lead project ought not be permitted to exasperate it. He appreciated the US Government, individuals and the US Embassy in Islamabad for their liberal backing to the general population of Pakistan by taking unmistakable fascination in happening to a portion of HEC's endeavors to advance advanced education in the nation.

Pastor Counselor, US Embassy, Jeffery Sexton shared an outline of the organizations between the colleges and acknowledged HEC for its attempts to make the project a win. "These organizations demonstrate HEC's dedication to scholarly inspire," he kept up.

He said the objectives accomplished through the project so far mirror the shared enthusiasm of Pakistani and US accomplices, including that these organizations are assuming a huge part in building the reciprocal relations. He watched that the organizations have given another viewpoint to researchers and basic deduction to resources, who have seen new educating styles. He trusted that the common coordinated effort will flourish in the years to come.

Talking on the event, HEC Consultant Dr. Mahmood-ul-Hassan Butt imparted the center points of HEC to the workshop members. He said when HEC was built up, it focused on three regions incorporating increment in evenhanded access to advanced education, quality, and importance of projects to nation's financial development.

He additionally highlighted the key desires connected with the Pakistan-US University Partnerships Program. He said the projects secured numerous subjects including design, brain science, software engineering, post-doctoral examination, improvement of English dialect workforce, sociologies, and business administration. He said the system helped learning distinctive methods for college organization, different sorts of examination, and classroom administration abilities, including that it prepared for Pak-US vital dialog in different fields including S&T. He additionally highlighted the part of working gatherings in making the organizations more helpful.

Alluding to the idea of Pak-US Knowledge Corridor, Dr. Butt said the thought to have a learning passage with the United States was advanced a year ago under the motivation of enhanced instructive coordinated effort. "This will help Pakistani colleges find out about the arrangement of US advanced education foundations and will prompt the exchange of this framework to Pakistan," he attested.

Over the span of workshop, members from various colleges shared the results of various activities keep running under the Pak-US University Partnerships Program. Delegate Director Arizona State University (ASU) Ahmed Saeed shared how the ASU is helping National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad and University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar in setting up Centers of Advanced Studies in vitality. He said separated from guaranteeing specialized backing, the ASU has given Rs15 million to each of the college for the reason, including that each of them have additionally been augmented Rs5 million for development work. He said the ASU is helping the two colleges in different territories like administration, educational modules advancement, trade of personnel, and manageability.

In her presentation, an agent of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi, Sarwat Rasool, informed the members about the experience of FJWU banding together with the University of Texas, Auston. She said the two colleges have multi-disciplinary association, including that the ranges incorporated under the organization incorporate Behavioral Sciences, Media, Gender Studies, and Fine Arts. Uncovering the objectives of association, she said the organization goes for upgrade of examination, improvement of courses, and social mindfulness.

Instructor at National College of Arts (NCA) Mujahid informed the workshop members concerning the MoU marked between the NCA and University of Texas, Austen. He said the two organizations association was started in Fall 2015 and it will come full circle in Spring 2018. He said the zones secured under the project incorporate community oriented exploration, educational modules advancement, asset sharing, personnel and understudy trade, and expert development of workforce by the US partners.

Prof. Dr. Zakariya Zakir from University of the Punjab notified the members of the PU organization with Arizona State University in Sociology and Development Students. He said the association was as of late checked, including that it was a decent begin with joint effort in personnel improvement, research ventures, and detailing of educational programs.

AIOU International Collaboration and Exchange Office Director Zahid Majeed, IBA Sukkur Director/Vice Chancellor Prof. Nisar Siddiqui and HRD, HEC Adviser Waseem Hashmi Syed additionally conveyed presentations on Pakistan Distance Education Enhancement Program, an organization in the middle of AIOU and San Jose State University, junior colleges, and Pak-US Fulbright Scholarship Program individually.

Later, the workshop members joined in a discourse on ''How to Sustain the Partnerships after Formal Conclusion'' and ''Challenges and Opportunities in Partnerships''. They termed continuation of Pak-US joint effort basic for exchange of thoughts and encounters on the two sides.