غیر ملکی طالبعلموں کو ترکی میں نوکری کرنے کی اجازت دے دی گئی ہے، صدر ایردوان

غیر ملکی طالبعلموں کو ورکنگ پرمٹ کی اجازت دے دی گئی۔

صدر رجب طیب ایردوان نے استنبول میں انٹرنیشنل اسٹوڈنٹس  میٹنگ  سے خطاب میں ترکی میں زیرِ تعلیم طالب علموں کو  دو خوشخبریاں  دیں۔

انہوں نے بتایا کہ “غیر ملکی  طلباء و طالبات کو ورک پرمٹ جاری کیا جائیگا، انہیں  جنرل  ہیلتھ انشورنس پروگرام میں داخل کیا جائیگا۔، ایک لاکھ 15 ہزار طالب علموں کو اقامہ دیا جائیگا۔

جس کے مطابق  ترکی میں  زیر تعلیم ایک لاکھ 15 ہزار  مہمان طالب علموں کو محکمہ پولیس کے امیگریشن آفس   جائے بغیر  ان کے زیر تعلیم جامعات میں ہی اقامہ جاری کیا جائیگا۔

جناب صدر نے بتایا کہ “ماضی میں  غیر ملکی طالب  علموں کو نوکری کرنے کی اجازت نہیں تھی اب  عنقریب تمام  تر غیر ملکی طالب علموں کو  دوران تعلیم اور بعد میں  ورک پرمٹ   حا صل کرنے   میں  در پیش  مسئلے کو حل کر دیا جائیگا۔

غیر ملکی طالب علموں کی تعداد میں اضافے کے ہدف پر زور دینے والے ایردوان نے بتایا کہ “ہمارے ملک میں  وظیفے اور ذاتی خرچے پر زیر تعلیم  ایک لاکھ 15 ہزار طالب علم موجو دہیں۔ ہمارا ہدف اس تعداد کو ساڑھے تین لاکھ تک بڑھانا ہے۔  جس کے بعد ہم اس حوالے سے دنیا کے پہلے پانچ ملکوں کی صف میں شامل ہو جائینگے۔

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Chinese University NTU and GIKI to expend collaboration

Chinese academia of Nanjing tech university (NTU) and Ghulam Ishaq khan institute of engineering and technology (GIKI) exchange their views on expending their collaboration by launching joint research projects.

Prof Dr Chen Zhikuan, Prof Dr Gao Deging and Professor Meng Hong from Peking University pay two-day visit to GIKI and met Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIKI prof Dr Jameelun Nabi pro-rector academics deans and head of the department and students at the university.

Both the universities has already worked together on the joint research project Graphene composite solid state electrolyte for Lithium battery funded by National Natural Science foundation of China and Pakistan science foundation. Prof Khasan S karimov the one who make this project possible said that the universities would soon launched more research projects.

The rector said that if the Chinese students come to study in GIKI they would get free education and facilities. The academia of both the universities agree to continue their collaboration with each other to achieve concrete results.

Presentation given to the visitor about the undergraduate and graduate programmes, disciplines of engineering and management sciences, research activities etc.

Prof Meng Hong said, “We are in a long term relation with GIKI which will boost our collaboration and will prove helpful for the students and teachers of both the universities.

Reference: www.technologytimes.pk

Ahsan Iqbal inaugurates Pakistan’s 1st national center in big data & cloud computing housed at LUMS

PR:  The inauguration of the National Center in Big Data and Cloud Computing took place at LUMS on May 4, 2018. The ceremony was attended by noted personalities from the educational and development sectors of Pakistan. The PKR 1.5 Billion Center will be housed at LUMS and will comprise of 12 ‘Affiliated’ Labs at 11 Universities around the country including LUMS, EME College, PNEC, UETL, UETP, ITU, SZABIST, FAST-NU, CECOS, Ziauddin University and UAF and employ 50 of the country’s leading Analytics and Cloud researchers.

The guests at the ceremony were welcomed by Dr. Naveed Arshad, Interim Director, NCBC and Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, LUMS. He said that Pakistan has a huge population under 30 years of age and that provides an excellent pool of Human Resource that can be tapped into to make Pakistan leapfrog to prosperity. He said that data is gold in this age and facilities such as this lab will provide the means to process and analyse the data to solve world problems.

He shared that the Center came about after the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan launched a competition and called out to all the research groups working in Pakistani Universities in the field of Big Data and Computing. They were invited through EOI and had to go through a rigorous process of selection including three rounds of competition. “The NCBC will be mainly focused on R&D and human resource development in the specialised field of Big Data and Cloud Computing. The role of Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing is growing in many businesses and applications become extremely critical to economic growth and national competitiveness. The idea is to provide a platform for promoting a culture of Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing industry and related businesses,” explained Dr. Arshad.

Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Vice Chancellor, LUMS; Shahid Hussain, Member of the Board of Trustees of LUMS; Dr. Athar Osama, Member Science and Technology Planning Commission; Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director, HEC and Federal Minister Mr. Ahsan Iqbal also addressed the gathering.

Dr. Naqvi welcomed the guests and congratulated Dr. Naveed Arshad and his team. He said, “Our entire wealth is our youth. We are grateful to the government for recognising the potential LUMS possesses to provide the right environment and the opportunities to them to explore their potential.”

Mr. Shahid Hussain shared the latest developments at LUMS. He told the audience about the fifth school at LUMS, the School of Education, which has been established to groom individuals who can develop educational policy and leadership in the country. He also shared that LUMS plans to introduce two new programmes at LUMS, the Chemical Engineering programme and a Civil Engineering and Environment programme.

Dr. Athar Osama spoke about the importance of setting up such centers and how they can transform the culture of research in Pakistan. He said that the Centers will share resources and data, and will encourage practical research, relevant to Pakistan, which will help solve pertinent problems. “With NCBC, not only will we have partner labs across Pakistan working in diverse fields of medicine, agriculture, energy, social work and so on but we will also provide High Performance Computing Facility at four locations spread throughout the country. These facilities will not only be open to partner labs but to other researchers in big data and cloud computing,” said Dr. Osama.

Dr. Osama further elaborated that in addition to the four HPC facilities, NCBC will also create an open data portal. “Selected dataset will be available on the portal from a wide range of public, semi-public and possibly private entities. Availability of such datasets will enable anybody to analyse the data and suggest innovative solutions,” he said.

Addressing the gathering, Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that this was an auspicious day for Pakistan marked by a realisation of a dream, which would take Pakistan forward towards positioning itself as a knowledge economy in which prosperity will one day be driven by data which is the “new oil”. He also congratulated the LUMS management for producing graduates, who he discovered through Linkedin, are placed in renowned PhD programmes across the world and many hold important positions at reputable oranisations.

At the Center, the following selected labs will be working in a diverse range of fields including Agriculture, Medicine, Health, Energy, Internet of things, Astronomy and others:

Digital Pakistan Lab – CEME, NUST, Rawalpindi; Distributed Computing Lab – LUMS; Language Engineering Lab – UET Lahore; Exascale Open Data Lab – NED UET, Karachi; Precision Medicine Lab – CECOS (Peshawar) & FAST NU (Islamabad); Video Surveillance Lab – PNEC-NUST (Karachi) & FAST NU (Karachi); Sustainable Energy Informatics Lab – LUMS; Predictive Analytics Lab – SZABIST (Karachi & Islamabad); Precision Agriculture and Analytics Lab – UAF (Faisalabad); Crime Investigation and Prevention Lab – ITU (Lahore); Data Acquisition, Processing & Predictive Analytics – Ziauddin University (Karachi) and Data Analytics Lab – UET Peshawar.

Reference: www.technologytimes.pk

B.Tech is not an engineering degree: PEC

The members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Association of Government Graduate Engineers (KPAGE) protested for the acceptance of their demands including up-gradation to new scales, issuance of professional allowance and abolition of illegal quota of engineers having B.Tech qualification.

The protest started from civil secrete to Peshawar press club by the engineers. The protesting engineers were carrying banner in their hands inscribed with slogans in favor of their demands.

As per Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) laws, employees with B.Tech qualification were not considered engineers contended by the office bearers of KPAGE in their speeches.

Meanwhile Akbar Ayub Khan Advisor to KP CM on Communication and Works Department held a meeting with the protesting engineers and assured to bring their problems in the notice of the Chief Minister.

He further added that a meeting was arranged on these efforts under the chairmanship of Secretary C&W KPAGE is a representative body of the engineers of C&W, Irrigation, Public Health Engineering Department and Local Department KP.

Reference: www.technologytimes.pk

Chinese Universities will facilitate the Pakistani students

Zhao Lijian, deputy chief of Mission at Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, has said that the Chinese universities will facilitate the Pakistani students to acquire education in different fields in Chinese universities while addressing the certificate-awarding ceremony after inaugurating the Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA) at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology.

With the establishment of HAINA by Huawei, a Chinese organization and GIK Institute have consented to cooperate to build up a working relationship and bridge the information and communication technology knowledge and skills gap.

Through the HAINA program, Huawei and GIK Institute will cooperate to help the regional information and communication technology education, share information and make more openings.

The coordinated effort will offer the students a great opportunity and chance to take in the most recent industrial trends and technological advancement toward becoming Huawei certified in support of ensuing professions in the ICT business.

Zhao said that in 2010, the number of Pakistani students in Chinese universities was 5000 and it becomes double in numbers in 2016 with 22000 students. The Chinese universities are destination of various Pakistani students and their number is expected to rise further,” he added.

About China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he said that Pakistan and China focus on the framework of energy provision and upgrading the infrastructure. He said the rest of the areas of this project would soon be taken after. He said that under the CEPC industry, production and transport would be completed after the energy and infrastructure up gradation.

Jahangir Bashar rector GIK said that GIK Institute already had substantial academic connections with Chinese universities. We have signed MoUs with Northwestern Polytechnic University, and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics,” he said. “We need to do much more together, particularly in the context of the CPEC,”

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ghulam Abbas, director HAINA said that through the HAINA programme, we would be able to equipped students with skills and cut edge technology.

“It is a pride for the GIK Institute to be first among all newly selected HAINAs in Pakistan to complete the first batch of training,”

The ceremony was attended by Shamsul Mulk, president of Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan (SOPREST), Shakil Durrani, Executive Director SOPREST, Jahangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute, Prof Dr Jamilun Nabi, Pro-Rector (academic ), Ahsan Basir Sheikh, Pro-Rector (Admin and Finance), faculty members and students of GIK Institute.

Reference: www.technologytimes.pk