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HEC Proposes Measures to Promote Employability PhDsHEC Proposes Measures to Promote Employability PhDs<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, November 15, 2018: Recognising the hardships facing unemployed PhDs, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has proposed to take measures to help increase employment opportunities for PhD graduates. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"HEC recognises difficulties being faced by the unemployed PhDs." To alleviate the hardships, HEC has held several deliberations with representatives of unemployed PhDs and other stakeholders to evaluate the problem and institute steps that will help in creating additional employment opportunities for PhD graduates," says an HEC statement.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">According to the statement, eligibility criteria under Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) programme will be reviewed to strengthen placement of PhD graduates in all HEC recognised universities. HEC will institute capacity building programmes for the development of young PhD graduates in essential soft skills, including measures to assess and determine capacity building needs. HEC will evaluate the possibility of including R&D organisations and affiliated colleges -- through the corresponding affiliating university -- under IPFP to open up new placement opportunities. The process will be completed within a period of 30 days.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">HEC will compile data on current faculty recruitment practices in HEIs with reference to regular vis-à-vis visiting, contractual, daily paid and subject specialist faculty, undertake analysis thereof and issue advice to the HEIs w.r.t the admissible ratio of regular vis-à-vis temporary faculty, periodical convening of Selection Boards, and completion of recruitment cycle within a period of 90 days. Incompliance of the policy guidelines will have reflection on the university funding and ranking. The exercise will be completed within a period of six weeks.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The eligibility criteria for international Post Doc Fellowships will be revised to include both employed and unemployed PhD graduates upon approval of the competent authority. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">All unemployed and employed PhD graduates will register themselves at PhD Data Bank launched by the HEC in August 2018 to avail HEC services within a period of 30 days. Un-registered PhD scholars shall not be considered eligible for HEC services.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">HEC will examine the feasibility of instituting 'PhD Scholars Support Programme' for protecting their livelihood. Under the programme, unemployed PhD graduates will be placed at all public educational, research and administrative institutions for a maximum period of 12 months on a monthly remuneration not exceeding Rs.50,000 and will be expected to ably serve the concerned organisations.     </p><p style="text-align:center;">===============</p>15-11-2018 18:09:32<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
US Chargé d’Affaires Calls on Chairman HECUS Chargé d’Affaires Calls on Chairman HEC<p style="text-align:justify;">​Islamabad, November 9, 2018: Ambassador Paul W. Jones, US Chargé d'Affaires to Pakistan visited the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and called on Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman, and HEC here on Friday. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Welcoming the dignitary, Dr. Banuri appreciated the US Embassy's role and efforts to promote collaboration between the Pakistani and US universities and higher education institutions. "The US and Pakistan have an extensive record of collaboration in the higher education sector," he stated. He mentioned that the US support has been very critical in establishing and strengthening some of the best Pakistani universities including Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi; Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS); and, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF).    </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Ambassador said the US extends general support to its friendly countries in various areas, especially education, as it is a very significant sector of long term growth.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Appreciating the USAID Centre of Advanced Studies (CAS) programme, Dr. Banuri said that efforts are afoot to ensure sustainability of the centers. He further said that the US Fulbright initiative is the largest programme of its kind in the world and Pakistan is benefiting from it. He maintained that the US-Pakistan research collaboration is another remarkable milestone, as the 7<sup>th</sup> phase of the US-Pakistan Science and Technology Programme is being completed while the 8<sup>th</sup> phase of the programme will soon be launched. Collaborative research initiatives need to be encouraged, emphasised by both, Dr. Banuri and Ambassador Jones.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Chairman stressed that HEC looks forwards to expanded bilateral collaboration. He emphasized on no-cost extension in the CAS projects in order to enable effective utilization of resources put in them. He underlined the need for engagement of US universities in support for capacity building of Pakistani universities and the revival of National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE). He informed the dignitary that NAHE will provide trainings for potential university leadership, faculty and administrative staff of universities. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Banuri said HEC has recently taken measures to streamline the process of degree verification and equivalence. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Ambassador said that undergraduate Pakistani students also need to apply for admission in the US universities. He said the number of undergraduate students studying in the US institutions could be increased. He hoped that the bilateral collaboration will thrive and the academic relations will further strengthen mutually beneficial relations between Pakistan and the United States.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Christopher Fitzgerald, Public Affairs Officer; Mr. Matthew Singer, Cultural Affairs Officer; Erica Rounsefell, Director, USAID Office of Education; and Nadia Kamran, Senior Cultural Specialist. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Asghar, Acting Executive Director, HEC and Dr. Mahmood ul Hassan Butt, Consultant, HEC also attended the meeting.</p><p style="text-align:center;">===============</p>10-11-2018 06:44:29<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
DAAD Delegation Calls on Chairman HECDAAD Delegation Calls on Chairman HEC<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, November 8, 2018: A delegation of DAAD (<em>Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst</em>), the German Academic Exchange Service met with Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) at the Commission Secretariat.            </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The delegation comprised Dr. Katharina Fleckenstein, Head of Section Scholarship Programmes Middle East, North Africa - ST33, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn Germany; Dr. Simone Burkhart, Head of Division, Financial Support, DAAD; Inge Iqbal, Director, DAAD Information Centre Islamabad; Ms. Rosenberger, and Cultural attaché at the German Embassy, Islamabad.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Talking to the delegation, Dr. Banuri appreciated the ongoing collaborative endeavours between HEC and DAAD. He said Germany hosts Pakistani students who win HEC scholarships to study in Germany, while the DAAD representatives guide them in all academic issues. He said the two sides need to enhance research collaboration. He said HEC encourages Pakistani students going into German universities, develop networking, and come back to serve Pakistan. He said around 60 PhD students have been sent off to German universities this year.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Since the inception of HEC Overseas PhD Scholarship Programme, 700 Pakistani Phd scholars are studying in German universities, while 400 students have completed their studies and returned to Pakistan. It said the collaboration needs to be expanded on the pattern of US-Pakistan Science and Technology Cooperation Programme and Pak-France PERIDOT Research Programme under which researchers identify areas of research and the concerned side fund them. It underlined that German universities are good at robotics, mechatronics, Information Technology, Biology and various other areas.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Banuri said the joint academic initiatives are based on a two-way gain and help strengthen country-to-country relationships. He said HEC is looking for faculty exchange between Pakistani and German institutions. He said the two sides are required to identify potential areas in which they can develop collaboration and carry out research initiatives.</p><p style="text-align:center;">===============</p>08-11-2018 17:58:14<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />




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 10:44:1216{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
Hello Tomorrow Islamabad Summithttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/FC16.jpg, Tomorrow Islamabad Summit<p style="text-align:justify;">​Higher Education Commission is hosting Hello Tomorrow Islamabad Summit in partnership with French Embassy, Hello Tomorrow France and university of Gujrat. This summit is part of a set of global actions organized by Hello Tomorrow France. The summit will take place on <strong>20</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> October 2016 in HEC Islamabad H-9 </strong>from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. At HEC Islamabad auditorium . </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For Registration of the subject event please visit link: <a href=""></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">For further details please contact with: </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> Mr.Sanwal Muneer if you have any questions. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The contact details are Sanwal Muneer | Head Hello Tomorrow Pakistan,</p><p style="text-align:justify;">CEO & Founder Capture Mobility Pvt Ltd Scotland</p><p style="text-align:justify;">+923007000932 Pakistan ,</p><p style="text-align:justify;">+447586168584 UK Hello Tomorrow  </p><p> </p>14-10-2016 06:11:2710{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 06:42:4024{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}
ANNUAL Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) NOC Workshop 2017http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/cimgpsh_orig.jpg, 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 09:36:02{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}



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