Seminar on Health & Sustainability held at AIOU, ISB

One day seminar on national “Health and Sustainability” organized by the Department of Environmental Design, Health and Nutritional Sciences at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad (AIOU) to promote awareness about proper nutrition and healthcare preventive measures.

Seminar on Health & Sustainability held at AIOU, ISB

Proficient experts in the field of public health safety talk about concerning on the Health and sustainability. The resource persons are Dr. Zaigham Abbas, Deputy Director (Chemical)/NPC NIP Project, Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad,

Dr. Rezzan Khan of Shifa International hospital, Water resource specialist Engr. Abid Ali and Imtiaz Aslam of EDCONS institute of  business and technology chaired the symposium.

Dr.Zaigham Abbas highlighted the significance of the topic and underlined the need of promoting nutrition education at mass-scale level through media and other sources under the Prime Minister Clean Green Pakistan Movement by the ministry of Climate Change and received the shield during this public health symposium.

Dr. Syed Zafar Ilyas, Dean Sciences AIOU thanked the patricians for their valuable input during the seminar. He appreciate the consistent efforts, providing research-based academic input to the society in addressing socio-economic issues.

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7th Pakistan CIO Summit & IT exhibit 2019

The 7th Pakistan CIO Summit and 5th IT showcase 2019 held on 26th  of March in Marriot Hotel, Karachi. The Pakistan CIO Summit being the only platform, where a robust number of CIOs, departmental IT Heads, and other IT Professionals get together annually to negotiate on mutual interests.

7th Pakistan CIO Summit & IT exhibit Pakistan 2019

As Digital Transformation is now considered as a necessity instead of an option. Confer to that, this year’s theme of the Pakistan CIO Summit is “Digital Transformation – Stay Ahead”. In today’s world of technology, all organizations look up to their CIOs to make digital transformation a reality within their businesses.

The CIO Summit will be fragmented with two technical sessions, one is ‘Digital Transformation’ and the other is ‘Cyber-Security’ with regard to digital renewal.

Moving ahead, there are some pessimistic concerns, the booth fees that showcase IT products are in millions and per participant fee is about Rs 32,500 excluding taxes that is not justifying in country like Pakistan where our budding youth is looking for erudite platforms but the sky-scraping cost of doorway becomes the obstacle in their way to join and interrelate with IT headship. The International booth fee is US$ 500 that is aprox 70,000. 

Additionally, the core aims of the Pakistan CIO summit and the allied exhibition is to present solutions for tomorrow, to bring on latest technologies under the limelight and to appraise how they can play a significant role in making Pakistan an IT Hub in the region.

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Few Pakistani Universities at QS World University Rankings 2019

Global university ranking experts have released their latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, with only seven Pakistani universities in top 500 for engineering and technology discipline.

Few Pakistani Universities at QS World University Rankings 2019

The Pakistani Universities are; Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad the most reputed universities of Pakistan. QS Global World Ranking at 397, Research Output – Very High, Total Students- 919 with Academic Faculty Staff -163.

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad is one of the new generations of Pakistani Universities with a progressive and innovative outlook. QS Global World Rankin 417, Research Output – Very High, Total Students – 10,298, and Academic Faculty Staff -1,312.

Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) positioned at QS Global World Ranking 551-560, Research Output-Very High, Total Students – 13,724 and Academic Faculty Staff – 401.

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is a leading Pakistani university with a strong track record of achievement and ambitious plans for the future. Global World Ranking positioned at 701-750, Research Output – High, Total Students – 4,365 and Academic Faculty Staff – 299.

COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) is a young public university with a comprehensive focus. QS Global World Ranked at 751-800, Research Output – Very High, Total Students – 33,030 and Academic Faculty Staff – 2,902.

The University of Engineering and Technology (UET-Lahore) QS Global World Ranking in range of 801-1000, Research Output – High, Total Students – 12, 368 and Academic Faculty Staff – 819.

University of the Punjab (UOP) is the largest and the oldest seat of higher learning in Pakistan positioned at QS Global World Ranking at 801-1000, Research Output- High, Total Students – 43,847 and Academic Faculty Staff about 1,406.

The QS rankings are one of the most established and well respected rankings of universities around the world and are key reference for students around the world to benchmark how various universities perform and compare in the global higher education arena.

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Science Communication for Social Development

One-day training workshop on ‘Importance of Science Communication for Social Development’ held at Dr. Junaid Zaidi Library, COMSATS University Islamabad in collaboration with Technology Times and Faculty Development Academy (FDA), CUI.

Science Communication for Social Development

The honorable speaker’s Muhammad Ijaz – Former Director PR PAEC, Sayyed Paras Ali (Editor-Technology Times) and Kamran Amin (National Center for Nanoscience and Technology |CAS) spoke in the Science Communication workshop.

Dr. Mumtaz Fatima Jafari, FDA Advisor introduced the Faculty Development Academy agenda and highlights the workshop objective saying that the science communication plays a vital role in building a strong communication skill.

Muhammad Ijaz while explaining the objectives of workshop told the participants that Scientists play a very significant role in transmitting science information, but at the same time scientists don’t integrate well with society which is a barrier in science communication. He further, featured the ‘three pillars of good communication that are lagos – logical, pathos – emotions and ethos – ethical’ to convey the focal point.

“Scientist’s dire need to learn management skills to communicate effectively. For successful science, time and quality management should  be focused. Scientists should be the voice of public to solve their problems addressed by science. Scientists have to market himself, for that, they need communication skills. If not then scientists are responsible for the failure of scientific projects”, he added.

Sayyed Paras Ali, Editor Weekly Technology Times elaborated at the workshop saying that “Science Communication is proportional to social development and is an exponential variable to depict enigma of nature. Due to lack of interest of scientific knowledge and its slow propagation people are unable to know the advancements in science and technology. The more alarming fact is that science interest peters out more even in science students. In order to diffuse this situation, instantaneous measures must be taken”. He further emphasized Blogging, Vlogging and effective science writing.

Kamran Amin currently works at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He did research in Energy Storage Materials and Devices. In the workshop, Amin highlights the Science Research by sharing his scientific knowledge expertise. He focused on the point that the science communication needs to be implemented properly to get most out of it. The best way of make people known to the science communication is to make it public.

The ultimate aim of organizing such kind of workshop is to make people aware of the hefty advancement that is going on in the field of science and technology because science and technology can play an important role in social development of any country.

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SAU student devised ‘smart bag’ to track students

In Pakistan, Child abduction becomes frequent crime. Children’s went to school to attain education but unfortunately becomes the abduction victim. Keeping in view, Raheel Sarwar a final year student of the Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam situated near Hyderabad has devised what he called ‘smart bag’ competent of tracking location for students.

SAU student devised 'smart bag' to track students

Information Technology student Raheel Sarwar conceived an idea of school bags featuring location of students, temperature of classrooms and information on their syllabus using an electronic circuit.

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The smart bag will be connected to smartphones so, that the parents can keep an eye to save their children from any hazard. This simply means that parents can easily access the information concerning whereabouts of their children.

The useful device is first of its kind could inform parents about timetables of classes.  Now, the students wearing smart bag can’t skip their classes and be on time when leaving the place. This smart bag gadget promised the security of every Pakistani aspirant.

Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam

 

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