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 10:39:30{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
34th Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Programhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Flyer.jpg, 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 04:04:35{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
International Conference on Research and Practices in Education (ICRPE) 2017http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/logo.png, 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 08:43:55{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
Data Science Workshophttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/DataScience.jpg, Science Workshop<p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">D</span><span style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">ata Science is a rapidly evolving field of our age and is poised to be one of the most important fields in the coming days, as it is set to swamp all the known knowledge fields ranging from Biology to Astronomy.</span></p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">HEC is well aware of importance of this field and is concentrating its efforts to introduce the basic and advanced level of practical as well as theoretical domain knowledge to academicians and industry professionals. To this end, HEC has devised a multi purpose strategy based on short term and long term goals.<br style="box-sizing:content-box;"></p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">As short term goals, HEC is organizing well designed short term courses, workshops and seminars to impart state of the art knowledge and practices of the field.</p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">As a continuation of these efforts, HEC is organizing a 3 days long workshop on data science, For details, <a href="/english/services/faculty/dscience/Pages/Data-Science-Workshop.aspx" style="box-sizing:content-box;">please click here</a>.​</p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>For more information and related queries please feel free to contact at </strong></span><a href=""><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong></strong></span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong> ​or call to 051-90402243.</strong></span><br></p>24-03-2017 06:53:45{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
Three Days Training Workshop on “Research Methodology”http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/LI.jpg, Days Training Workshop on “Research Methodology”<p style="text-align:justify;">Prof. Dr Saubia Ramzan, Chairperson Faculty  Training and Development Centre  University  of Baluchistan Quetta  has submitted a proposal (Vide PUC) requesting to Learning Innovation Division HEC for organizing Three days Training on Research Methodology for university faculty and its affiliated degree colleges  from March 20-22 at University of Baluchistan Quetta. Dr. Saubia Ramzan in her proposal stated that Research is deemed to be vital for higher education institutions as a core subject with multidimensional aspects of professional development of faculty. There is an indispensable need for faculty of the university to equip them with modern techniques of Research Methodology in order to be more productive in their relevant pursuits.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Learning Innovation Division HEC provides opportunity of professional development to the faculty members of university/ degree colleges in their discipline  through short terms training programs. The main purpose for organizing  this training workshop is to educate young researchers/teachers about different research methods and techniques.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Keeping in view the dire need of research and promote the research culture among the young faculty members to become a good researchers, LI Division is going to conduct 3- days workshop on Research Methodology for the teachers which is the dire need of present time as majority of faculty members are involved in research writing.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;"> <strong>a)  Venue</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Faculty Training and Development Centre University of Baluchistan Quetta.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> b)   Date</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">       April 05-07,2017</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>c)   Mode of operation</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Timing of the workshop will be 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. Each day of the course 4- lectures will be held</p><p><strong>Resource Persons</strong><br><br>Resource Persons will be arranged locally except of two Resource Persons from Islamabad.  </p><p><strong>Target Group</strong><br><br> 30- teachers from university and its affiliated degree colleges will attend this Course</p><p>​<br><div style="text-align:left;"><strong>f)</strong>   <strong>Course Coordinator</strong></div><br>                 Dr. Saubia Ramzan<br><br>                 Chairperson<br><br>                 Faculty Training and Development Centrre<br><br>                 University of Baluchistan Quetta </p>04-04-2017 08:06:21{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
International Conference on Archaeology Heritage of Pakistanhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/C1.jpg, Conference on Archaeology Heritage of Pakistan<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The primary goal is to sensitize non-experts but scholars, decision makers, member of the education and higher education community, bureaucrats and politicians that archaeology and Heritage are a constitutive part of the country, and to seize the occasion of this conference to convey a strong message in the alignment of the Vision 2025.<br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The overall achievement of the conference would be that the audience walks away with a sense of urgency in terms of taking initiatives to protect and promote cultural heritage which hopefully subsequently would spark action on the part of various stakeholders. It also promotes a sense of pride among them from Pakistan history and past. In addition, some concrete recommendations for various stakeholders from the round tables will be gathered and presented at the closing session and handed to the Government for further follow up and as input for a cultural policy.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The conference also recognize the following goals; a positive approach about a renewed national narrative taking into account a broader part of history inspired by archaeology and heritage; and an economic approach bringing culture and in particular archaeology and heritage as an essential component of development through tourism for instance.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The conference is co-organized by Higher Education Commission (HEC), National History and Literary Heritage Division, UNESCO, Embassy of France in Pakistan, British Council, and Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA).<br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="line-height:107%;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">For more info please visit <a href="/site/ICAHP"></a></span><br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"></span></p>20-06-2017 06:42:40{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 10:51:03{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
5 Days Workshop on Innovative Teaching Techniques and Strategieshttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/wrksh.jpg, Days Workshop on Innovative Teaching Techniques and Strategies<p style="text-align:justify;">​​​​The Course will refresh and renew participants teaching as they explore strategies for becoming more creative new ideas and new possibilities to liven up their classroom practice. It will help both teachers and their students become more creative in their fields. </p><ol><li>Increase capacity to plan lessons effectively.</li><li>Motivate teachers for applying new techniques and strategies</li><li>Promote innovative teaching at local and national Levels.</li><li>Improve ability to select design and use materials that foster creativity in learners.</li><li>Embrace social linguistic and cultural differences with the classroom environment. </li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Program'​s Outcomes:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Clearly define their personal approach to instruction (knowledge/reflection).<br></li><li>Implement teaching and presentation skills into a classroom setting (innovative practice.)<br></li><li>Identify and implement a variety of teaching methods (innovative practice.)<br></li><li>Develop a strategy for classroom management (innovative & Knowledge)<br></li><li>Construct an integrated unit of instruction (innovative practice.)<br></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Target Group:</strong></span>     Faculty Members. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Total Seats:  </strong>       30                       </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Resource Persons</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">:</span></p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Dr. Tanvir Kayani</li><li>Dr. Khalid Javaid </li><li>Dr. Mohammad Ajmal</li><li>Dr. Farooq Khan Lodhi</li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Coordinator:</strong></span><strong>       </strong>Dr. Qurat ul Ain Hina, Assistant Professor, Department  of Education, NUML</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><br></p><p></p><p></p>09-02-2017 10:44:12{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
05 Days Workshop on “SPSS” for Faculty Members of University of Sindhhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/LI2.jpg, Days Workshop on “SPSS” for Faculty Members of University of Sindh<p style="text-align:justify;">PUC two proposals received from University of Sindh Jamshoro regarding the subject captioned.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Learning Innovation Division provides opportunity of Professional Development training program to the faculty members of University through short terms training Programs. The main purpose for organizing these workshops is to enable, to train and equip the young faculty members with latest teaching research and techniques. This Workshop will help the faculty members to boost up their teaching skills, methods and implementation.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Objectives.</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This workshop is intended to discuss – with the potential researchers – in the form of training workshop so that they can sharpen their professional development on solid grounds and on continuous basis. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Program's Outcomes:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This program aims to upgrade the knowledge & enhance the skills of the university's faculty in the area of SPSS & delivery of Training Programs. After the training participants will be able to:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Upon completion of the training programme, participants would be able to input data into SPSS, select appropriate data analysis techniques perform requisite analyses using SPSS, interpret the data output for various decision making needs and present output to specific users in user friendly manner.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Topic Date:                                        </strong>SPSS       ​April 17-21, 2017               </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">V<strong>enue </strong></span><strong>:                                              University of Sindh Jamshoro</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Target Group :</strong></span>                                   30 Faculty Members. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Timing</strong></span>                                                09:00 to 04:00                                                  ​​</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Resource Persons</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">:</span></p><ol><li>Dr. Jamil A, Malik  </li><li>Dr. Muhammad Akaram Ansari <strong style="text-align:justify;color:inherit;"> </strong></li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Coordinator</strong></span><strong>                                       </strong>Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akaram Ansari  </p>04-04-2017 08:18:02{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
2nd International Conference on Space 2016http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ics-16a.jpg, 2nd International Conference on Space 20162nd International Conference on Space 2016<h3>Introduction and Background</h3><p>Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), the national space agency of Pakistan, in collaboration with Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad is organizing 2nd International Conference on Space (ICS-2016). Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences & Technology (ISNET) will be a co-sponsor of the Conference.</p><p>International Conference on Space is a biennial event focusing on all aspects of space. It is aimed at providing a forum to share latest developments in space technologies and applications, and discuss ways and means of using these to address issues of international concern.</p><p>ICS-2016 will be a complete package for space professionals, decision-makers, academicians, researchers and scientists as well as students of space sciences and technologies to showcase their achievements, share experiences and voice their opinions on space-related issues in a highly interactive and cross-disciplinary environment.</p><p>Authors / Presenters will be offered to publish their research papers in Journal of Space Technology</p> - See more at: <a href="/english/news/events/Pages/CareerFair.aspx#sthash.VDoJUF4P.dpuf"></a>11-06-2016 18:28:47{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}