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Political Interference in Universities will not be Tolerated: Prime MinisterPolitical Interference in Universities will not be Tolerated: Prime Minister<p>Islamabad, March 14, 2019: Prime Minister Imran Khan has shown serious concern over reports of political interference in higher education sector of the country.</p><p>In a discussion with Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman HEC, the Prime Minister has directed the Higher Education Commission to identify all such practices and has assured his all-out support to curb this menace and make systems completely transparent at all levels of higher education sector.</p><p>The Chairman HEC thanked the Prime Minister for his concerns and support. He assured the Prime Minister that HEC will continue to play an affirmative role for increasing access to higher education, improve its quality and ensure its relevance to socio-economic needs of the country.​</p><p>===============</p>14-03-2019 18:32:09<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Belarusian Ambassador Visits HEC, Calls on Executive DirectorBelarusian Ambassador Visits HEC, Calls on Executive Director<p style="text-align:justify;">​Islamabad, March 12, 2019: Mr. Andrei Ermolovich, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Pakistan visited the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and called on Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Asghar, Executive Director HEC.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The two sides discussed a large range of academic issues pertaining to promotion of bilateral collaboration in the higher education sector. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Executive Director informed the Ambassador that HEC is an autonomous institution working for uplift of higher education sector in the country. He said HEC pursues its objectives of promoting equitable access, enhancing quality, and ensuring relevance of higher education and research to national needs. He maintained that HEC started its journey with only 59 universities in the country, taking the number to 192 in only 17 years. He added that not only enrolment rate has gone high in the universities, but the number and quality of research publications has also remarkably increased. He said HEC values academic and research linkages with its partner countries, adding that HEC is keen to further strengthen relations between Pakistani and Belarussian institutions. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">He stressed the need for measures to identify areas wherein Pakistani and Belarussian higher education institutions could develop collaboration. He highlighted the significance of promoting student exchange initiatives among higher education institutions of both the countries. He said Pakistan has a large number of students studying in foreign universities. "Pakistani students will be keen to go to Belarus for study and research," he underlined.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ambassador Ermolovich appreciated HEC's efforts for development of higher education sector in Pakistan. He emphasised that Pakistan and Belarus have a great potential to work together in the higher education sector and initiate mutually beneficial programmes. He informed the Executive Director that many Belarussian institutions offer two-year preparatory courses to overcome language barriers for foreign students. He added that there are a number of courses taught altogether in English. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Ambassador was accompanied by Dr. Alena Dastanka, Head of Academic Affairs Unit of the Belarusian State University.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p>12-03-2019 20:05:53<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
NUST Team Wins HEC-Microsoft Imagine Cup 2019 National FinalsNUST Team Wins HEC-Microsoft Imagine Cup 2019 National Finals<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>EKKO-Wave Therapeutic Device Team to Represent Pakistan in Worldwide Finals</strong></p><p>Islamabad, March 8, 2019: The team "EKKO-Wave Therapeutic Device" from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad has won the National Finals of Imagine Cup 2019, organised by Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Microsoft Pakistan.</p><p>The winning team will now travel to Amsterdam for the World Regional Finals.  Global Finals will be held in Seattle. Out of 48 finalist teams, NUST team has won Imagine Cup Nation Finals by coming up with EKKO-A Wave, a product that proposes solution for cognitive rehabilitation using vibrational waves. </p><p>The team "CreativeCrew" from Sukkur Institute of Business Administration was the first runner-up while team "City Care" from City University, Peshawar was the second runner-up team of the competition. </p><p>Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training was chief guest of the ceremony, which was attended by Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman HEC, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Asghar, Executive Director HEC, Mr. Abid Zaidi, Country Manager, Microsoft, Vice Chancellors and a large number of students from different universities.</p><p>Appreciating the competition participants, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training said they had accomplished a 'breathtaking work'. He hoped many of the innovative projects would go into commercial application. Pakistani students have a lot of talent and an environment is being created to utilise their talent to the fullest, he noted. </p><p>He pointed out that quality of education and relevance of research to the national requirements are the real challenges facing Pakistan. He stated that HEC is playing it role very effectively. He observed that competitions like Imagine Cup would improve problem-solving skills of our students.  </p><p>"We are entering a new era of development wherein every individual is going to play his part," he underlined.</p><p>Mr. Zaidi said Microsoft is pursuing the mission of empowering every individual on this planet to reshape their work by revolutionising Information Technology. Pakistan is blessed with youth bulge, so all we need is to learn tangible skills and turn the 4<sup>th</sup> Industrial Revolution into an opportunity for Pakistan. He stressed the need for focus on innovations to meet the real life challenges. Technology needs to be used to create opportunities for the benefit of people, he emphasised. </p><p>Mr. Asif Khan, Consultant IT HEC and Mr. Jibran Jamshed, Country Education Lead, Microsoft also addressed the gathering.</p><p>Microsoft Imagine Cup continues to witness strong participation from Pakistan as well as the world over. As an initiative of strategic partnership, HEC and Microsoft Pakistan reached out to more than 30 campuses this year through onsite sessions in a bid to create awareness about the competition and effectively market it to the audience, which resulted in record breaking 306 project entries this year.</p><p>HEC's commitment to the academia and students is reflected as Microsoft drives the Imagine Cup to highlight Pakistan's position on the leader boards. Thus, Pakistan still ranks as the top country in the Middle East and Africa cluster, with the highest number of project submissions and competitors in Imagine Cup. A lot of remote and underprivileged areas were targeted specifically in the drive for Imagine Cup, particularly Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Sukkur and Quetta. Besides, another distinction of this year competition was that the participants included 25 per cent female students. </p><p>Students were initially evaluated in regional finals, held in different cities and the best teams competed to win the National Finals. This time around it gained a bigger and a better momentum when it was telecasted live on HEC's EduTV with cooperation of the four media universities including Lahore Garrison University, Shaheed Zulfiqat Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Sindh Madrassatul Islam, and University of Balochistan. The winning teams showcased their innovative thinking, technical skills and ground-breaking solutions to address everyday challenges.</p><p>Imagine Cup is one of Microsoft's many efforts to transform skill development, nurture budding technologists and foster collaborative and innovative spirit.  This global technology competition boasts of several success stories emerging from the competition. It's a great platform to innovate, get recognized and eventually get enabled to bring about a positive change. Historically, Pakistan has always ranked high in the Middle East region, with the highest number of project submissions and competitors in the Imagine Cup.   </p><p style="text-align:center;">===============</p><p> </p>08-03-2019 11:30:12<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />




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 08:43:5513{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 10:51:0315{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
4th International Social Sciences Conferencehttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Backdrop%20final%2002.jpg, International Social Sciences Conference<strong>​4</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> International Social Sciences Conference</strong><strong> — </strong><strong>Regional and International Cooperation: Problems and Prospects </strong>being organized by<strong> t</strong>he Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST) Mirpur, AJK from <strong>26-27 October, 2016, at HEC Auditorium, Islamabad.</strong> ​23-10-2016 18:53:5111{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}



2nd International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Educationhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/PNQAHE1.jpg, International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education<p style="text-align:justify;">​Pakistan Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education was launched in the 1st International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education, December 18-19 2017 organized by Khyber Medical University at Peshawar. In the conference, Quality Enhancement Cell of KMU proposed Pakistan Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education to provide a platform to QECs of Pakistani HEIs which are established in 170 Universities. The proposal was accepted by almost all the participants from national and international HEIs. Therefore all the members of the conference were nominated as full members of PNQAHE and interim committee was constituted for the voting process of executive committee of the network. The executive committee was constituted on September 27, 2018 and nomination of other positions of the board was also finalized on the same day. The executive committee of PNQAHE has approved the proposal of University of Education Lahore for hosting the 2nd International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education to be held on April 23-25, 2019.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>For more information please contact to:</strong></span><br></p><h3 style="box-sizing:border-box;font-family:roboto, sans-serif;font-weight:300;line-height:1.5em;color:#0e1555;margin:0px 0px 15px;font-size:24px;font-style:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#f0f1f3;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Ms. Asiyah Bukhari<span> </span><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><small style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:15.6px;font-weight:400;line-height:1;color:#777777;">General Secretary/Director QEC</small><span> </span><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><small style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:15.6px;font-weight:400;line-height:1;color:#777777;">Tel: +92-321-5556620</small><span> </span><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><small style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:15.6px;font-weight:400;line-height:1;color:#777777;">Fax : +92-91-9217755</small><span> </span><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><small style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:15.6px;font-weight:400;line-height:1;color:#777777;"></small><span> </span><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><small style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:15.6px;font-weight:400;line-height:1;color:#777777;"></small></h3>01-01-2019 10:06:40{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
Huawei ICT Competition 2018- Opening Ceremonyhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ICT-Com.jpg, ICT Competition 2018- Opening Ceremony<p>​​​...</p>31-08-2018 14:07:22{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}



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