4th APSUP rectors conference concludes at COMSTECH

By APP
December 03, 2023

Islamabad : The fourth Rectors Conference, organised by the Association of Private Sector Universities of Pakistan (APSUP) in collaboration with other institutions, successfully concluded on Saturday at COMSTECH.

The conference was organised in collaboration with Superior University, COMSTECH, HEC, PHEC, Preston University, FAST University, IBADAT University, Abasyn University, University of Sialkot, My University, and IUCPSS. Speaking on the occasion, Rector Superior University, Prof. Dr Sumaira Rehman, highlighted the background and objectives of the conference. She also highlighted the theme of the conference.

The image shows the backdrop of the stage set forfourth Rectors Conference, organised by the Association of Private Sector Universities of Pakistan (APSUP) at COMSTECH on Dec 2, 2023.—Facebook/Mian Muhammad Jahangir

President of APSUP, Prof. Dr Abdul Basit, also spoke at the occasion. Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, emphasized the need for Pakistani universities to network with universities around the world to find opportunities.

He stressed the leadership of Pakistani universities and said, Shun the traditional mindset, network with the world, and grab the opportunity. He said, "70% of the resources in the world are in OIC, but we could not bet on their benefit due to the lack of networking.

"He emphasized the need for action by the universities and said just signing memoranda of understandings is not enough. Coordinator General of COMSTECH, Prof. Dr M. Iqbal Choudhary, emphasized the need for joint program formulation and initiation with the universities in OIC member states to share knowledge, expertise, and talent.