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VCs Urge Government to Protect Higher Education BudgetVCs Urge Government to Protect Higher Education Budget<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, June 2, 2022: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal and Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanvir Hussain have held out assurance to the heads of public sector universities that the Government will not cut the higher education sector's budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2022-23.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Ministers were addressing the Vice Chancellors Committee meeting held at the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad. Vice Chancellors of all the public sector universities and the Commission (HEC's governing body) members attended the meeting.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Vice Chancellors conveyed their concerns about the Indicative Budget Ceilings (IBC) of only Rs. 30 billion for higher education's recurring grant for the FY 2022-23. However, they welcomed the assurances of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif with regard to protection of the higher education sector's budget. They emphasized that HEC had presented a rationalized demand of Rs. 104.983 billion for the next financial year worked out together with the Ministry of Finance which needs to be protected. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mr. Ahsan Iqbal affirmed that the Government is cognizant of the importance of higher education and universities in the development of a nation. He underlined that the country needs to bring the universities to the forefront to help tackle its challenges by fully utilizing the potential of youth. "The States unable to provide education to their youth lose their right to survival," he stated. He said Pakistan has rich endowments and it will turn around the tide of economic hardships. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Minister said that the universities carry-out mentoring of almost two million youth, who are the future of this country. He termed classrooms and laboratories of the universities as national security frontiers while calling the Vice Chancellors the corps commanders. He highlighted that it is up to the Vice Chancellors as to how they prepare the youth for future challenges. "We have to provide a platform to our youth to bring Pakistan to the position it deserves and inculcate the principle of unity in diversity" he stressed.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Minister for Federal Education Rana Tanveer stated that he stands by the universities in their valid demand for allocation of Rs. 104.983 billion. He stressed the need for promoting quality of education, innovation, and research activities in the universities to equip the country's youth with education and skills. He said that the Government will take steps to improve the financial management of universities. He expressed his approval of a recommendation by Vice Chancellors that the budgetary allocation to higher education should be linked to the growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Executive Director HEC Dr. Shaista Sohail underlined that the public sector universities are already under a financial stress, as some universities have gone short of funds to even pay salaries and pensions. She said that HEC presented a rationalized demand of Rs. 104.983 billion for the FY 2022-23, while the proposed allocation is 45 per cent less even than the current year's allocation of Rs. 66.25 billion.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">She acknowledged the Prime Minister's assurance following the issuance of IBC and called it as a welcome gesture. However, she emphasized that the Government must fulfil its promise, in addition to releasing the additional grant of Rs. 15 billion promised by the previous Government for the current fiscal year. She said that HEC funds 100 public sector universities, 50 Research Centers/Institutes and 18 new universities (eligible for funding). It will be impossible to run universities if any cut is enforced, she warned.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">She said that the Federal Government provides around 34% of the funds needed to run universities and the provinces allocate 6-8 percent, adding that the universities themselves arrange for the rest of its monetary requirements. She said that the public sector universities are bound to keep the semester fee within a limit in order to ensure that the students of low-income families may also acquire education. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Earlier, Engr. Ahmed Farooq Bazai, Commission Member and Vice Chancellors BUEITMS and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali, Chair of the VCs' Committee and Vice Chancellor QAU expressed their concern over serious shortfall in higher education funding and impressed upon the Government to restore the funding to the rationalized demand of Rs.104.983 billion. Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Asghar Commission Member as well as several other Vice Chancellors expressed their views on the occasion. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">==============</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p>03-06-2022 16:08:21<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/PR-VCs-Conference.aspx
HEC to Launch Online Mechanism to Facilitate Cashless PaymentsHEC to Launch Online Mechanism to Facilitate Cashless Payments<p><img src="/english/news/news/PRPics/DSC_7168.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, May 30, 2022: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M/s 1LINK to launch an online/automated mechanism to facilitate cashless payments for its services.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The collaboration with M/s 1LINK, the lead authorised service provider for online payment services in Pakistan, will facilitate cashless payments for all types of HEC services through 1Bill via mobile phones or the internet and the students and all other users of HEC portals will be enabled to make rapid, online payments. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The online payment facility will be integrated with HEC online system and the users of HEC portals will be able to submit online fee through M/s 1LINK for different services provided by HEC. The facility will cover online payment for local and foreign degree equivalence, national and foreign scholarship programmes, and Education Testing Council (ETC) tests in the first phase, and degree attestation in the second phase.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The main advantages of using online payment are to save time and introduce efficiency and transparency in line with the government's vision. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In-charge Accounts Section HEC Mr. Parvez Iqbal and Chief Executive Officer M/s 1LINK Mr. Najeeb Agrawalla signed the MoU at HEC Secretariat, Islamabad. The ceremony was attended by Adviser (Coordination) HEC Mr. Awais Ahmed, Director Operations (PERN) Ch. Adullah Fayyaz Chattha, Director General (Finance) HEC Mr. Ghulam Nabi, Mr. Fawad Raza, Deputy Director (IT) HEC, Mr. Faisal Rafiq, Deputy Director (IT) HEC, Mr. Muhammad Awais Javed Satti, Assistant Director (IT) HEC, Ch. Hassan Abbas Gondal System Engineer (IT), Mr. Muhammad Bashir Khan, Chief Operating Officer, 1LINK and Mr. Umer Ansari, Head of Business Development, 1LINK.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Agrawalla remarked, "The customers of HEC will be able to use mobile banking, internet banking and over-the-counter practices across Pakistan. The customers will be able to make instant payments. The best part about 1LINK is that it is subjugated to Bank-agnostic model, which relates to all the major banks in Pakistan."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Expressing his views, Mr. Ghulam Nabi said,<em> </em>"I am thankful to the 1LINK team for doing the signing ceremony and it would be a big change for HEC and for all the stakeholders of HEC. Through this, we hope that our attestation, equivalence, and scholarship related payment challenges throughout the world will resolve easily."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In his remarks, Director General HEC IT Nazeer Hussain<em> </em>said that it is a big milestone in the direction of automation and facilitation for the public and was made possible with the support of dynamic leadership of HEC. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">==============</p><p><br></p>01-06-2022 12:02:00<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/HEC-Cashless-Payments.aspx
HEC Signs MoU with Five Universities in Collaboration with SMEDAHEC Signs MoU with Five Universities in Collaboration with SMEDA<p><img src="/english/news/news/PRPics/Picture%20-%20MoU.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Islamabad, May 24, 2022:</strong> A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA), Higher Education Commission (HEC) and five Universities for National Idea Lab initiative pilot phase was held at HEC Secretariat on Tuesday. The universities include National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, National Textile University (NTU) Faisalabad, Institute of Management Sciences (IMS) Peshawar, NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi, and Balochistan University of IT, Engineering and Management Sciences Quetta. Mr. Hashim Raza, CEO SMEDA, Dr. Shaista Sohail, Executive Director HEC, and Vice Chancellors of the respective Universities signed the agreement.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The MoU is aimed to execute the National Idea Lab initiative which has been designed for enhanced cooperation on promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, and incubation across Universities of Pakistan. The National Idea Lab will develop a co-creative and supportive environment – which will encourage students' entrepreneurial intent and at the same time support open innovation approach in collaboration between SMEs and universities. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Through NIL, the students and researchers will get the opportunity to develop and commercialize their ideas through entrepreneurship or in collaboration with existing SMEs. During this process student teams will have the opportunity to be mentored, guided, and advised through the NIL platform.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In her remarks, Dr. Shaista Sohail said that the National Idea Lab initiative will further strengthen the Innovation and Commercialization efforts of HEC, and will act as a platform for the youth of Pakistan especially the final year students and fresh graduates. They will be provided with an opportunity to convert their innovative ideas into scalable businesses and contribute actively to the socio-economic development of Pakistan. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mr. Hashim Raza reiterated the need for collaborative efforts to promote and upscale the development of SME sector in Pakistan by providing the young and fresh talent with mentoring and capacity building. He said that there is much potential in technology, agriculture, and tourism sectors in Pakistan that can lead to increased foreign-direct investment in the country through the innovative SMEs. The Vice Chancellors of the partnering HEIs showed their continued commitment towards the NIL initiative and hoped that this initiative will further the innovation and commercialization ecosystem in Pakistan.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">==============</p><p><br></p>24-05-2022 13:12:59<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/news/Pages/MoU-SMEDA.aspx

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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 09:36:0231{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://www.hec.gov.pk
Two Days Curriculum Orientation Workshop on Commercehttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Commerce%20Banner.jpg, http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Commerce%20Banner.jpgTwo Days Curriculum Orientation Workshop on Commerce<p style="text-align:justify;">Learning Innovation Division HEC conducts various professional development activities for teaching faculty of higher Education Institutions across Pakistan. LID is organizing a Curriculum Orientation Workshop in the subject of <strong>"Commerce"</strong> on <strong>1-2 Nov, 2017</strong> at <strong>Learning Innovation Division, HEC</strong>. In this orientation workshop faculty members of different public/private sector HEI's teaching Commerce will participate. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Event Date:</strong><strong>                     </strong><strong> </strong>1<sup>st</sup> -2<sup>nd</sup>  November, 2017</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Event Venue:</strong>                   LID, HEC Islamabad</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Event Timing:</strong>                 9 AM – 5 PM</p><p><strong>Contact Details:</strong>              Miss Mehwish Jabbar</p><p>                                         Assistant Director (LID)</p><p>                                         <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>mjabbar@hec.gov.pk</em></span></p>31-10-2017 08:03:3229{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://www.hec.gov.pk
2nd International Conference on Applied and Engineering Mathematicshttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ICAEM%20Banner.jpg, http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ICAEM%20Banner.jpg2nd International Conference on Applied and Engineering Mathematics<p style="text-align:justify;">​International Conference on Applied and Engineering Mathematics (ICAEM) is a comprehensive forum dedicated to presentation and dissemination of newly emerging ideas and concepts. It aims to bring together students, mathematicians, system designers and practicing engineers to gain cognizance of the researchers' state of the art findings, covering a wide domain of engineering applications. As always the ICAEM will provide a rare and unmissable event for both the academia and industry.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:bold;color:#5f5f5f;font-family:"lato regular", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;font-style:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:justify;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#fcfcfc;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">For more information please contact to:</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Prof Dr Muhammad Tahir</p><p class="MsoNormal">Chair ICAEM & Chairman Department of Mathematics</p><p class="MsoNormal">HITEC University Taxila</p><p class="MsoNormal">051-4908445</p>24-04-2019 11:12:1036{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://www.hec.gov.pk

 

 

51st Asia Pacific Advanced Network Meetinghttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/WebBanner8.jpg, https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/WebBanner8.jpg51st 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 20:25:41https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/APAN51.aspx40{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://www.hec.gov.pk
International Conference Quality Assurance Systemhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/QAAHero-Banner.jpg, https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/QAAHero-Banner.jpgInternational 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 17:25:18https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/QA-Conference.aspx38{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://www.hec.gov.pk
Sixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineeringhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/icase.jpg, http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/icase.jpgSixth 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 17:37:00https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/events/Pages/Sixth-ICASE.aspx35{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}https://www.hec.gov.pk

 

 

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