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1st Steering Committee Meeting of HEDP Project held at HEC1st Steering Committee Meeting of HEDP Project held at HEC<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, January 24, 2020: The first meeting of the Steering Committee of Higher Education Development in Pakistan (HEDP) project was held at HEC Secretariat, Islamabad. The meeting was attended by members comprising provincial Higher Education Departments (HEDs), Vice Chancellors of different Universities and representatives of different ministries. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Fateh Marri, Executive Director HEC. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Marri welcomed the honorable members and informed them about HEDP project objective. The Steering Committee was briefed about the background and details of the project by Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, Consultant Institutional Reforms and Focal Point for HEDP. It was highlighted that HEC Vision 2025 is based on Government's Vision 2025, which aims at improving teaching and learning along with strengthening governance in the higher education sector. HEDP has also been formulated to achieve the objectives set forth in HEC Vision 2025. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">He informed the members that project's life is of 60 months. The project objectives will be achieved through five components, which involve different sets of development activities focusing on teaching, use of technology, and collaboration in research. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Afterward, the component owners briefed the Committee about the set of activities planned for the next 18 months. The Vice Chancellors appreciated the efforts of HEC and assured their active participation in the project activities. The Committee approved the work plan and operation manual with the recommendation to involve stakeholders for developing criteria, policies, and designing training. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Executive Director appreciated the active participation of the Steering Committee members and expected that the project team would be guided by the Committee for achieving its objectives.  In his concluding remarks, Dr. Sajid Ali Yousifani, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Education, and Professional Training appreciated the launch of this project by HEC and underlined the need for consistent efforts to ensure the provision of quality education, through integrating technology in teaching, learning, and research.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p>24-01-2020 11:55:15<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
HEC Organises Awareness Seminar on Grand Challenge FundHEC Organises Awareness Seminar on Grand Challenge Fund<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, January 23, 2020: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) organised an awareness seminar on Grand Challenge Fund (GCF) for academia and industry, especially researchers and faculty members at the HEC Secretariat.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Zain-ul-Abdin, Director General R&D, HEC and Dr. Athar Osama, GCF Programme Chair, were the keynote speakers on the occasion. The seminar was attended by a large number of faculty members, researchers from universities across the country as well as the industry representatives.       </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Zain-ul-Abdin shed light on salient features of the GCF programme, its objectives, eligibility and requirements for award of the grant, the GCF themes, and specifications of proposals submitted under the programme. He said the GCF aims at stimulating collaborative interdisciplinary research within the strategic priority areas of relevance to present or future Pakistan-based industry and to society. He maintained that the individual grant value is Rs. 15-225 million under the programme. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">He underlined that proposals have to be submitted by February 7, 2020, adding that the proposals must be linked to at least one of the strategic priority areas, including food security, water management and sustainability, sustainable energy, sociology and philosophy, development economics, urban planning, climate change and environment, IT and telecommunication, and innovative governance and reforms. The purpose is to identify a national problem and solve it. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">DG R&D revealed that the GCF requires setting up a consortium of three to four applicants with at least one applicant from a research-intensive university, cross-disciplinary and relevant complementary scientific expertise, and project participation from industry, public authorities or other relevant organisations. He said a three-stage process is adopted for submission of proposals, including project outline stage, full proposal stage, and presentation to high level expert panel. The maximum project duration is three years, while the expected number of grants per year is 25. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">He also elaborated the three-stage evaluation process of proposals for award of grant, saying that the project outline is reviewed at the first stage, followed by full proposal desk evaluation, and presentation to high level expert panel. He also described the procedures followed at the final selection stage. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sharing a presentation on the history, approach, thematic areas of GCF, Dr. Osama highlighted the models adopted to meet grand challenges in different developed countries. He said Grand Challenges Canada developed a concept called Integrated Innovation to describe the importance and potential impact of combining scientific, technological, social and business innovation. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Highlighting the benefits of the Grand Challenge Approach, he said the Grand Challenges bring "the best minds to the table" by articulating important challenges having the potential to deliver real impact. The Grand Challenges help build and strengthen communities of innovators and they can be used as a platform to address policy and governance issues. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Osama also referred to the Grand Challenges pursued by the World Health Organisation and the UK's Global Challenges Research Fund, UK's Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, USAID's Grand Challenges for Development. He said the HEC GCF model has been premised on certain critical assumptions. Universities have a central role to play in solving Pakistan's toughest problems. Private sector and Government partnerships are critical particularly when the former brings in prior Intellectual Property or capability to the consortium and significant development, implementation, or scale up capability. International partnerships will be encouraged when international partner brings a unique value to the protect team. He also explained the GCF 2020 thematic areas and suggested Grand Challenges.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Programme Chair said a successful GCF project must clearly demonstrate a solution to a grand challenge of national importance and may result in development of a consensus and coalition for large scale adoption. He further said that the GCF funded project must create a body of knowledge available to policymakers and practitioners seeking to address a problem. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The GCF is a key element of the Higher Education Development in Pakistan Project supported by the World Bank and implemented by HEC. It is anticipated to promote research excellence in strategic sectors of economy, providing funds to selected institutions based on a competitive, peer-reviewed evaluation process of proposals.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Under the GCF, applications can be submitted in response to a call for proposals. Proposals have currently been invited. The submission of proposals must be made through the HEC portal i.e., according to the guidelines provided in the Call for Proposals. The GCF grand awards are made to the host higher education institutions lead PIs. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============<br></p>23-01-2020 12:07:28<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
HEC Launches Grand Challenge FundHEC Launches Grand Challenge Fund<p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad, January 13, 2020: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has invited research proposals from Pakistani faculty members of public and private universities for funding under the Grand Challenge Fund (GCF). Last date for submission of proposals is February 7, 2020. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">GCF is a key element of the Higher Education Development in Pakistan Project supported by the World Bank and implemented by HEC. The Fund is anticipated to promote research excellence in strategic sectors of the economy, and will provide funds to selected institutions based upon a competitive, peer-reviewed evaluation of proposals. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">It will support large, multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional research projects. Successful GCF projects are expected to be collaborative in scope, with research teams working cooperatively to accelerate research progress for societal impact.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Fund is focused on supporting research in priority thematic areas of national interest. As many as 25 grants will be awarded every year, for three years. The Individual Grant Value will range from Rs. 15 million to Rs. 225 million.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Lead Principal Investigators, who will be university faculty members from research intensive institutions, are eligible to apply for the grant. The project team may include a consortia of faculty members from multiple university departments and/or multiple universities, private sector participants as well as international partners. The international collaborations are encouraged when the international partner brings a unique added value to the project team.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Proposals from academia or faculty members, endorsed by head of higher education institutions, Offices of Research, Innovation and Commercialization, or Directorates of Research must be submitted through HEC online portal <a href=""></a>.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Information and details of programmes are available at <a href=""></a> <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">===============<br></p>13-01-2020 12:21:13<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}
Huawei ICT Competition 2018- Opening Ceremonyhttp://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/ICT-Com.jpg, ICT Competition 2018- Opening Ceremony<p>​​​...</p>31-08-2018 14:07:2233{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 08:06:2121{5571557f-beb9-4225-b81e-28db7c8d584d}



3rd International Conference of (PNQAHE)http://hecportal/english/PublishingImages/EventsImages/Banner-v3.jpg, International Conference of (PNQAHE)<p style="text-align:justify;">Pakistan Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (PNQAHE) organized 3rd International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education on April 10-12, 2020 in University of Hazara,Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa ,Pakistan.<br></p><ul><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Sub Themes</strong></span></p><li>REDUCING IGNORANCE REGARDING QUALITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH</li><li>CONCEPT OF "CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT" IN HIGHER EDUCATION</li><li>QUALITY WORK IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN PAKISTAN; SOURCES OF INSPIRATION AND KEY DISTINCTIONS</li><li>ROLES AND PROFESSIONALISMS OF "QUALITY ENHANCEMENT CELLS (QECs) IN PAKISTANI UNIVERSITIES</li><li>STAKEHOLDER'S INVOLVEMENT IN QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS</li><li>QUALITY ENHANCEMENT PRACTICES USING DIGITAL TOOLS.</li><li>EMERGING TRENDS IN QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION</li><li>EMPLOYABILITY ISSUES OF GRADUATE IN RELATED INDUSTRY OF PAKISTAN.</li><li>FRAMEWORK FOR ENHANCING COOPERATION IN QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION<br></li></ul><p><br></p>10-01-2020 13:33:18{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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