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A Special Message from CHAIRMAN HEC on inauguration of BUTVA Special Message from CHAIRMAN HEC on inauguration of BUTVhttp://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/PublishingImages/A Special Message from CHAIRMAN HEC on inauguration of BUTV

 

 

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Chairman HEC Emphasises on Tapping Potential of Pakistani YouthChairman HEC Emphasises on Tapping Potential of Pakistani Youth<p style="text-align:justify;">​Islamabad, August 16, 2018: Pakistani youth are gifted with enormous capabilities and their potential needs to be unleashed for the country's uplift.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">This was stated by Prof. Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) during a meeting with Mr. Jerry Bisson, Mission Director, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) who visited the Commission Secretariat on Wednesday.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Talking to the Mission Director, Dr. Tariq Banuri said the HEC and USAID have a long legacy of collaboration. He shared his vision for the uplift of Pakistan's higher education sector. He stressed the need for holistic personality grooming of students. He maintained that highly effective training sessions are required to improve the leadership qualities bestowed upon Pakistani youth. He also underlined the importance of corporate training at school as well as well university level. He said that HEC plans to set up National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) to conduct trainings for newly inducted and in-service faculty, administrative staff of universities as well as potential academic leadership. "We need to direct the higher education sector of this country towards excellence," he stated.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Referring to the significance of increase in government funding for higher education sector, he said the higher education sector witnesses 10 per cent increase in enrolment annually. The government funding must be in proportion to the increase in enrolment, as high enrolment necessitates development of infrastructure, he emphasised.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Chairman shed light on the role of Centres of Advanced Studies at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar and Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mr. Jerry Bisson appreciated the HEC for its efforts to promote higher education and a research culture in Pakistan. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">During the course of meeting, the US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor was also discussed. The initiative aims to provide opportunities for 10,000 Pakistani students for doctoral studies in US universities as Government of Pakistan envisions enhancing enrolment in tertiary education up to 7.1 million by 2025. This will facilitate the enhancement of Ph.D. faculty of <em>HEI's</em><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em> </em></span>from current 27% to 40% in the year 2025. In the initial phase, HEC is focusing on sending 1,500 PhD scholars to the leading US universities, within the funds approved by Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC). Besides, the USAID-funded Merit and Needs-based Scholarship and USAID Fulbright Scholarship were also brought under consideration. </p><p style="text-align:center;">===============</p>17-08-2018 07:33:08<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/Meeting-USAID-Director.aspx
Meeting with High Commissioner of MauritiusMeeting with High Commissioner of Mauritius<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>HEC to Strengthen Academic Linkages with Mauritius: Chairman HEC  </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Islamabad, July 27, 2018: The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan will do its best to further strengthen cordial relations with Mauritius through enhanced academic linkages.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">This was stated by Prof. Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman, HEC while talking to Mr. Soobadar Rashidally, High Commissioner of Mauritius in Pakistan who visited the Commission Secretariat here on Thursday.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mr. Rashidally acknowledged HEC's advice in the establishment of Higher Education Commission, Mauritius which will be made operational by 2019. He said the HEC, Mauritius has been structured on the model of HEC, Pakistan. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mauritius is an island State and in its 50 years of independence, it has 100 per cent literacy rate. He said that Mauritius offers free education from primary to university levels and spends eight to 10 per cent of GDP on education. He added that the country is also a member of the Middle Income Club. He expressed his desire for expanding collaboration with HEC and sought further support in areas of Information Technology and medical postgraduate studies. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Tariq Banuri informed the High Commissioner that HEC, Pakistan is funding centres of excellence in advanced technologies and these centres provide assistance to partner countries. He said that HEC will support postgraduate studies for medical students. He also mentioned Pakistan's expertise in marine sciences which could be of value to Mauritius, given its strategic focus on the Blue Economy. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">He said that HEC looks forward towards strong cooperation and sharing of expertise after the Higher Education Commission, Mauritius is made operational. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The High Commissioner expressed his appreciation for HEC, Pakistan and said that Mauritius is looking forward towards HEC, Pakistan's support in strengthening its tertiary education structure. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">===============</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p>28-07-2018 17:38:52<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/Meeting-Commissioner-Mauritius.aspx
Chairman HEC Terms University Professors, Faculty His ‘Primary Constituency’Chairman HEC Terms University Professors, Faculty His ‘Primary Constituency’<p style="text-align:center;">Says His Doors Are Open to All to Safeguard Student Rights</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, July 18, 2018: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is committed to facilitating the higher education institutions and safeguarding the rights of students, as they are the primary stakeholders of higher education sector. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prof. Dr. Tariq Banuri said this during a meeting with a large number of faculty members of different universities from across the country including professors and lecturers at the Commission Secretariat on Wednesday. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Terming university professors and faculty his 'primary constituency', the Chairman stated that his doors are open to all stakeholders of higher education sector as his fundamental responsibility as Chairman of HEC is to protect the student rights with the help of faculty and other stakeholders. "We need to work as a team for the uplift of higher education sector and that aim can be achieved with faculty that excels in their respective fields," he emphasised.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The faculty made a brief presentation on agenda items of the meeting including senate resolutions regarding tax rebate of 75 per cent for university teachers and enhancement of university teachers retirement age to 65 years; quality of research journals; university autonomy and academic freedom; university acts; appointment of Vice Chancellors and university governance; Tenure Track System (TTS) issues; and a variety of other issues. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Chairman said HEC is supportive of tax rebate and enhancement of teachers retirement age and will put up these issues with the government. He reiterated the HEC's commitment to investing in the quality of research journals especially Social Sciences and Humanities journals. He said HEC will put tangible efforts to restore the prestige of Social Sciences and Humanities. He informed the faculty members that HEC plans to revive the concept of establishing learned societies. "We will be not be party to any development that lowers the standard of journals," he clarified.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Referring to university autonomy and academic freedom, he said HEC believes in gradually increasing university autonomy. "We have received various proposals on how to ensure university autonomy, which are being deliberated upon," he maintained. He said that declaring universities autonomous will be a step-wise process wherein the universities which ensure transparency in their operations, show capability of taking independent decisions, and exhibit financial transparency will be given autonomy. He revealed that the issue of uniformity in university Acts need to be taken up with government. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">He said that HEC supports the faculty's call for transparent recruitment of Vice Chancellors. He stated that a transparent competency-based system is necessary for appointment of Vice Chancellors. He also highlighted the importance of a succession plan to avoid university leadership gap. He noted that Vice Chancellors must be adept in dealing with administrative, financial as well as academic matters. He informed the faculty that TTS system will be reviewed to address the grievances against it. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Chairman said that creation of positions for faculty is linked to enrolment of students. "We have witnessed eight to 10 per cent annual increase in student enrolment, so the faculty induction must be proportionate to this increase," he stressed. In addition, he said, with the rising access, at least one per cent of GDP is required for the higher education sector.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">===============</p>24-07-2018 04:19:52<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/Primary-Constituency.aspx

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National Forum 2016 on Higher Education in Pakistanhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/4.jpg, http://hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/4.jpgNational 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}http://www.hec.gov.pk
34th Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Programhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Flyer.jpg, http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Flyer.jpg34th Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Program<p style="text-align:justify;">The Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Program is an 8 Week in-service certified professional development program specifically designed to equip the Higher Education teaching faculty (having service less than 5 years) with the principles of professional teaching and research skills/methodology, required for effective teaching and research, according to modern class room settings. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The faculty members developed as Master Trainers disseminate similar training in their respective institutions either as Resource Person or as Coordinator. In previous thirty three batches organized by Learning Innovation Division, <strong>954</strong> faculty members of different public and HEC Funded Private Sector Universities got professional certification in principles of professional teaching and research as well as management. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Objectives </strong></p><ol style="text-align:justify;"><li>To make teachers understand their responsibilities & duties towards the teaching profession. </li><li>To produce professional teachers, who have the theoretical knowledge and understanding, combined with practical skills, competencies and commitment to teach at high national standards. </li><li>To expand their teaching skills from conventional teaching to include a variety of innovative teaching methods, using case study, problem based learning & simulation teaching techniques etc. </li><li>To promote the knowledge of curriculum development and its right implementation in classroom settings. </li><li>To enable teachers to select, construct and use assessment strategies for monitoring student learning. </li><li>To enable teachers enhance their management skills and utilize them in the teaching learning situations. </li><li>To develop their research skills so that they can contribute to the existing knowledge sphere in their respective fields. </li><li>To strengthen teacher's communication skills so that they can effectively communicate as professional teachers. </li><li>Most importantly to trickle down quality education & knowledge to their students as expected of them. </li></ol>29-12-2017 04:04:3532{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://www.hec.gov.pk
International Conference on Research and Practices in Education (ICRPE) 2017http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/logo.png, http://hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/logo.pngInternational Conference on Research and Practices in Education (ICRPE) 2017<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) having large number of prospective teachers across the country representing all sections of the community may have more potential to reach community. In this context the conference invites researchers, scholars and professionals across the globe from all fields of education and allied disciplines to present their work in various forms i.e. Oral paper presentations, round table discussions, and poster presentations. We are inviting researchers from all modes and levels of education. Proceedings of the conference will published and selected papers will go through blind peer review process for the publication in following AIOU Journals:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Pakistan Journal of Education</strong></li><li><strong>Pakistan Journal of Distance & Online Learning (PJDOL)</strong></li><li><strong>Journal of Contemporary Teacher education</strong></li></ul><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Major Goals of the Conference: </b></div><div><b><br></b></div><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>1. To initiate an analytical and critical discourse among the researchers and scholars of the field that may lead to social change.</strong><br><strong>2. To provide opportunity to scholars across the globe for dissemination of their research work for addressing the social phenomenon. </strong><br><strong>3. To highlight innovative methods and modes of research around the world that focus social integration and consolidation.</strong><br><strong>4. To explore the practices of technology integration that may help to align the teaching learning context with the societal demands. </strong><br><strong>5. To project practices that may contribute towards inclusive society.</strong></p>16-12-2016 08:43:5513{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://www.hec.gov.pk

 

 

34th Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Programhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Flyer.jpg, http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Flyer.jpg34th Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Program<p style="text-align:justify;">The Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Program is an 8 Week in-service certified professional development program specifically designed to equip the Higher Education teaching faculty (having service less than 5 years) with the principles of professional teaching and research skills/methodology, required for effective teaching and research, according to modern class room settings. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The faculty members developed as Master Trainers disseminate similar training in their respective institutions either as Resource Person or as Coordinator. In previous thirty three batches organized by Learning Innovation Division, <strong>954</strong> faculty members of different public and HEC Funded Private Sector Universities got professional certification in principles of professional teaching and research as well as management. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Objectives </strong></p><ol style="text-align:justify;"><li>To make teachers understand their responsibilities & duties towards the teaching profession. </li><li>To produce professional teachers, who have the theoretical knowledge and understanding, combined with practical skills, competencies and commitment to teach at high national standards. </li><li>To expand their teaching skills from conventional teaching to include a variety of innovative teaching methods, using case study, problem based learning & simulation teaching techniques etc. </li><li>To promote the knowledge of curriculum development and its right implementation in classroom settings. </li><li>To enable teachers to select, construct and use assessment strategies for monitoring student learning. </li><li>To enable teachers enhance their management skills and utilize them in the teaching learning situations. </li><li>To develop their research skills so that they can contribute to the existing knowledge sphere in their respective fields. </li><li>To strengthen teacher's communication skills so that they can effectively communicate as professional teachers. </li><li>Most importantly to trickle down quality education & knowledge to their students as expected of them. </li></ol>29-12-2017 04:04:35http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/34th-MT-FPDP.aspx32{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://www.hec.gov.pk
ANNUAL Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) NOC Workshop 2017http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/cimgpsh_orig.jpg, http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/cimgpsh_orig.jpgANNUAL Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) NOC Workshop 2017<p style="text-align:justify;">​The Trans-Eurasia Information Network Cooperation Center (TEIN*CC) has been playing an important role in solving critical global issues under the Trans-Eurasia Information Network(TEIN) project with a focus on building network infrastructure and tapping into new ICT technologies. TEIN (Trans-Eurasia Information Network) is a high speed network for research and education which connects 24 countries in Asia and 34 countries in Europe. The countries from Asia Pacific Region include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Malaysia, Mongolia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Chinese Taipei.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Objectives of Asi@Connect Project</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Asi@Connect is a continuing success story of Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) that addresses the themes of the ASEM initiative and its overall and specific objectives:</p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li>Increase internet connectivity for research and education between Asia and Europe via high-speed direct links to GÉANT.</li><li>Improve intra-regional connectivity across Asia-Pacific with upgraded link capacities.</li><li>Support UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through improved access to education and research resources.</li><li>Promote international R&E collaboration between Asian and European partners.</li><li>Expand geographical coverage of the network to include other Asian countries.</li><li>Promote the broadening of SDGs relevant user applications supported by the TEIN network, and increase the use of the TEIN network.</li><li><div>Enhance human capacity of the Asi@Connect partners</div><div>By providing the Asia-Pacific countries with a gateway for global research and education collaborations, Asi@Connect empowers developing Asian countries to participate in collaborative programmes and bridges the Digital Divide that exists within the global communities of research, education and health.</div></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p>11-12-2017 09:36:02http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/TEIN-Workshop-2017.aspx31{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://www.hec.gov.pk
1st International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Educationhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/KMU.jpg, http://hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/KMU.jpg1st International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteForeColor-2"><em>Deadline of Registration date has been extended upto November 30,2017</em></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;">Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of Khyber Medical University established in 2010-2011 with excellent performance in the area of Quality Assurance at Higher Education level. This conference will provide a platform to the QECs Mangers, faculty members and entire Stakeholders of HEIs to contribute and participate in the event .National and International members of Accreditation council will find this event appropriate for their experience sharing.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>For more details please visit at: </strong></span><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.kmu.edu.pk/Conference"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>http://www.kmu.edu.pk/Conference</strong></span></a> </span><br></p>15-11-2017 12:33:18http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/KMU.aspx30{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}http://www.hec.gov.pk

 

 

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Annual Report 2015-16http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/HECPublications/Annual Report 2015-16.pdfAnnual Report 2015-16HEC Annual Report for the Year 2015-162018-06-26T19:00:00ZHEC Annual Report for the Year 2015-16
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Invitation of Bids SMS Services (One way and Two way)Local and InternationalInvitation of Bids SMS Services (One way and Two way)Local and International2018-07-28T19:00:00Z2018-08-28T19:00:00Zhttp://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/HECTenderRFP/HEC-SMS-Service.pdfHEC-0091Higher Education CommissionService