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HEC Launches Job Portal for PhD ScholarsHEC Launches Job Portal for PhD Scholars<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, April 3, 2019: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has launched a Job Portal (<a href=""></a>) that aims to improve matching of PhD scholars with job opportunities. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Job Portal has been built on, Pakistan's largest job placement platform, with over 30000 active jobs and addition of around 1000 new jobs daily.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The portal will provide PhD scholars with access to opportunities in academia, research institutions, and in the private sector that can leverage the unique skills they have developed in pursuance of their PhD degree. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over time, the increased use of portal will provide HEC with job data analytics that will help shape future policy. The portal has been linked to the unemployed PhD data collected earlier this year. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The PhD scholars who are already registered with the HEC now have profiles created on These PhD scholars can start taking advantage of Rozee's sophisticated job matching algorithm and job alerting features. PhD scholars that have not already registered with the HEC can register themselves directly on the job portal.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The candidate's profile has been enhanced to include specific areas that are relevant to academia / research job seekers (i.e. publications, teaching experience, grant experience, etc.)<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">PhD scholars are encouraged to complete the enhanced profiles on the job portal in order to improve overall job matching results and provide more information to the prospective employers. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Universities will be provided access to the jobs portal and have been requested to post their academic jobs on the portal. Employers already using Rozee will have access to the PhD Scholars that have been added to Rozee's candidate database. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The portal can be accessed via <a href=""></a>. <span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"><br></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>For any questions, please contact:</strong><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Call center (051-111-119-432)</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Online help (</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br><span style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p>03-04-2019 11:11:02<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Times Higher Education(THE) UK team congratulates Education Minister for brilliant performance of Pakistani UniversitiesTimes Higher Education(THE) UK team congratulates Education Minister for brilliant performance of Pakistani Universities<p><img src="/english/news/news/PublishingImages/Pages/THE-UK/THEPC.jpg" alt="THEPC.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;text-decoration:underline;">Times Higher Education (THE) team led by its Chief Knowledge Officer Mr. Phil Baty held an online meeting with the Federal Minister Mr. Shafqat Mahmood on Thursday and hailed the brilliant performance of Pakistani Universities in the World Universities Rankings 2022</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad- September 2, 2021: Times Higher Education (THE), UK, which is the World leading universities rankings agency, met the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Mr. Shafqat Mahmood today to present the latest rankings of Pakistani universities.   THE team was represented by Mr. Phil Baty, the Chief Knowledge Officer and Dr. Liz Shepard who is the Chief Data Scientist at THE. Mr. Phil Baty congratulated the Minister for brilliant performance of Pakistani Universities in the World Universities Rankings 2022. The meeting was also attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Commission.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>For 2022 THE Rankings, the Times Higher Education (THE) team analyzed </em><em><strong>108 million </strong></em><em>citations and </em><em><strong>4.4 million </strong></em><em>research publications. </em> In addition, <strong><em>around 430,000</em></strong><em> data points from </em><em><strong>2144</strong></em><em> participating institutions were also analyzed.  Times Higher Education conducts an annual academic and research repute survey and its results are also used for rankings. For 2021 survey there were </em><em><strong>140,000</strong></em><em> reputation survey votes from </em><em><strong>22,000</strong></em><em> respondents from around the globe. Based on this analysis only </em><em><strong>1,662 </strong></em><em>institutions from 99 countries were allowed to compete for the Times World Universities Rankings.  </em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Achieving a ranking position in the THE World University Rankings is a great achievement for an institution. To appear in these rankings, HEI(s) must be one of the world's leading research university meeting strict criteria against 13 indicators. </em>Pakistani universities have made major strides in the field of research and teaching over last three years and this is reflected through THE latest universities' rankings. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">As per THE analysis, Pakistan is one of the <strong>world's fastest improving </strong>nations on a range of key metrics and is one of the <strong>top five of nations </strong>globally for improvements in research citations, international outlook and industry links. Times analysis also shows that this is not a one time achievement for Pakistani HEI(s) but this upwards trend in noticeable over last three years performance. Twenty one Pakistani universities make the 2022 edition of the World University Rankings, including five newly ranked this year. The total number of ranked universities has risen to 21 from just two in 2016 (the oldest ranking under the same methodology). Eleven Pakistani universities make it into the elite world top 1,000 list in 2022, up from eight last year and just two in 2016. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Quaid-i-Azam University, leading public sector university, is ranked first among the Pakistani HEIs with an international rank between (501-600) for a second consecutive year. In addition, five Pakistani universities appear for the first time, in the world's top 800 list. </em></p><p style="text-align:justify;">An analysis of the seven universities that have appeared in all of the last five annual editions of the rankings from 2018 to 2022 reveals very positive trends. These HEIs have improved their scoring twice more than the rest of the world. There has been significant improvements in research and academic reputation. In addition, the citations for Pakistani research publications have increased significantly indicating that Pakistan is not only producing more research papers but that that the researchers are engaged in quality research and publishing in high impact journals. Pakistani universities show strong growth in the areas of Business & Economics, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences, Computer Science. Likewise, the international co-authorship of research in 2021 is also very strong. For more details on these rankings, one may refer to Times Higher Education website. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">This remarkable progress in the field of higher education would not have been made possible without proper policy and planning by the government of Pakistan and the unprecedented dedication and hard work of the HEC team currently led by the Minister of Education and the Executive Director HEC Dr. Shaista Sohail. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has been taking remarkable steps for the empowerment of higher education sector through investment in human resource, raising academic and research standards and development of physical and technological infrastructure of the universities. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over last three years, HEC has placed special emphasis on professional development and enhanced research opportunities for faculty members. Research grants worth billions of PKR have been offered to high quality research proposals through a careful review process involving reviewers from national and international experts. This includes research grants like Grand Challenge Fund, Local Challenge Fund, Rapid Research Grants, etc. Around 50 Offices of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORICs) have been established in universities around the country. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Times Higher Education started publishing Impact Rankings since 2019. These rankings measure university contribution to community, society and the world through its work on SDGs. 36 Pakistani universities appear in THE impact rankings out of which 3 are among top 200 universities. <em>These include </em><em>University of Agriculture Faisalabad which holds 24</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> place in the world for Climate Action. National University of Sciences and Technology holds 67</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> position in the World for Affordable and Clean Energy</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Minister thanked Times Higher Education team on sharing the data and analysis with the Ministry and the HEC team. He expressed delight at the increasingly positive performance of the Pakistani universities in the World University Rankings. He emphasized the fact that the universities of Pakistan must aim to go higher in the rankings and for that the Ministry and HEC will work together to identify gaps in performance and support the higher education institutions in overcoming the hurdles. HEC team will also be working with the Times Higher Education to hold awareness seminars for the universities to guide them on how to participate in these rankings. </p><p>………………………………….</p>03-09-2021 08:40:24<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Deadline for USAT Registration ExtendedDeadline for USAT Registration Extended<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, August 31, 2021: The deadline for registration to appear in the Undergraduate Studies Assessment Test (USAT), conducted by Education Testing Council (ETC), has been extended till September 1, 2021.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Keeping in view the problems faced by students while registering and considering the tremendous interest garnered by USAT, the deadline has been extended. The test will tentatively be conducted, as announced earlier, on September 12, 2021.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The universities may freely choose to accept USAT result card as valid for their respective admissions by announcing it for their prospective undergraduate candidates. Being a universal test gauging the ability of a student, it can be used by all universities if they so desire. The test is however not intended for the candidates applying for MBBS/ BDS programmes. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The standardised admission test USAT offered by ETC is a competitive product that intends to carve out its own niche based on quality tests. USAT is developed from a standardised question bank with quality, equity, reliability, and validity of the product as well as integrity of the processes involved ensured at all levels of development, administration, grading and result reporting. Its validity will hold for a year. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p>01-09-2021 08:44:48<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />




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 06:53:4520{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
International Conference on Advanced Materials and Emerging Technologieshttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ICAMET.jpg, Conference on Advanced Materials and Emerging Technologies<p><strong>​​Call for Abstracts – International Conference on Advanced Materials and Emerging Technologies – ICAMET 2016</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Conference Date:</strong> November 28 - 29, 2016</p><p><strong>Conference Venue: </strong>University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan</p><p style="text-align:justify;">International Conference on Advanced Materials & Emerging Technologies (ICAMET) will be held on November 28 - 29, 2016 in the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in collaboration with the University of the Punjab Lahore,  ICAMET 2016 will provide opportunities for all participants to meet, actively engage and exchange innovative ideas and information on all aspects of materials and establish collaborations for future. Major topics and new trends will be introduced through keynote & invited lectures, oral and poster presentations that will be given by internationally recognized experts. Some social events may also be arranged followed by the scientific activities that will provide opportunities to establish new contacts and renew old ones.</p><p><strong>Conference Topics:</strong></p><p> </p><p>·         Materials Engineering</p><p>·         Materials processing</p><p>·         Materials Characterization</p><p>·         Nanoscience and nanotechnology</p><p>·         Biomaterials and devices</p><p>·         Optical, Electronic and Magnetic Materials</p><p>·         Polymeric materials</p><p>·         Advanced ceramics</p><p>·         Corrosion and Corrosion Control</p><p>·         Surface engineering</p><p>·         Thin films</p><p>·         Materials for Energy Applications</p><p>·         Functional Materials</p><p> </p><p><strong>Abstract submission deadline:   September 15, 2016 (Extended)</strong></p><p><strong>Conference Website:</strong></p><p><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p><strong>Keynote Speakers:</strong></p><p><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p><strong>Abstract Submission Instructions and Important Dates:</strong></p><p><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p><strong>Registration Guidelines:</strong></p><p><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p><strong>Contact Us:</strong></p><p><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p>11-08-2016 11:50:367{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 10:06:4034{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}



51st Asia Pacific Advanced Network Meetinghttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/WebBanner8.jpg, Asia Pacific Advanced Network Meeting<div style="text-align:justify;">Pakistan Education & Research Network (PERN) is a primary member of Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) and collaborates with the APAN members and neighboring NRENs for the promotion of Research & Education. The Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) corporation was formed in 1997 has now become a key driver in promoting and facilitating network-enabled research and education activities in the Asia Pacific.</div><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><div style="text-align:justify;">APAN members include entities representing research and education network interests in the countries/economies of Asia and Oceania.</div><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><div style="text-align:justify;">The APAN Meetings are done to co-ordinate and promote network technology developments and advances in network-based applications and services across the Asia-Pacific region. APAN, has led to significant improvements in educational outcomes by providing the foundation for a knowledge-based economy; allows educators and students to share knowledge and to discover and learn remotely; enhances the ability of all member economies to participate in global collaborative innovation through unprecedented access to digital resources, instrumentation and expertise for education, research and societal benefit; provides access to scarce or expensive educational and research resources around the Asia Pacific region and across the globe; leads to the saving and improvement of lives and property as a result of implementing advanced communications that support the well-being of the populations; and catalyze and stimulate the information economy by demonstrating new network enabled services, by acting as an incubator for technology transfer to industry, and as a springboard for innovation.</div>21-01-2021 20:25:41{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
International Conference Quality Assurance Systemhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/QAAHero-Banner.jpg, Conference Quality Assurance System<p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="box-sizing:content-box;">To take the quality enhancement agenda forward, Higher Education Commission Pakistan (HEC) is organizing a conference in collaboration with the Council for Higher Education and Accreditation (CHEA), US and United Sates Education Foundation Pakistan (USEFP). This conference aims to advance mutual understanding of international quality assurance standards by bringing together selected members of CHEA's International Quality Group. </span></p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="box-sizing:content-box;">It will provide an opportunity for Pakistani university leaders to learn from the experience of the countries and universities including Europe, US, Malaysia and Turkey and share the Pakistani experience with others, especially those countries that are in the phase of building their higher education systems; like India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.</span></p>03-12-2019 17:25:18{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}
Sixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineeringhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/icase.jpg, International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering<div style="text-align:justify;">Institute of Space Technology (IST), one of the premier institutes in Pakistan, is a federally chartered, degree awarding Institute offering graduate and baccalaureate programs in Aerospace, Avionics, Electrical, Mechanical, Materials Science & Engineering, Space Science, Remote Sensing & GISc, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Applied Mathematics & Statistics. IST has been ranked amongst the top four engineering universities of Pakistan.</div><div style="text-align:justify;">IST is organizing the Sixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE) from November 12-14, 2019 at IST, Islamabad, Pakistan. This conference is a regular biennial event to provide an international forum wherein scientists, researchers, engineers, academicians, private and public industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and students from all across the globe interact and share the latest themes and trends related with Space Science, Technology and Applications.</div><div style="text-align:justify;">ICASE 2019 will feature a diverse blend of thematic areas including Aeronautics and Astronautics, Satellite Technology & Applications, Mechanical Engineering for Aerospace Applications, Aerospace Materials Design and Engineering, Guidance, Navigation & Controls and GNSS, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrobiology, Remote Sensing, GIS & Space Applications, Mathematical & Statistical Modeling for Space Applications, Space Policy, Law and Management, Space Technology Education and Popularization.<br></div>20-03-2019 17:37:00{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}



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