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September 13, 2019

Chinese university establishes institute to honour Dr Atta


September 13, 2019

Islamabad: The academics, vice chancellors and scientists congratulated Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman over establishment of Research Centre in his name in China.

The Hunan University of Chinese Medicine (HUCM) has decided to establish ‘Academician Professor Atta-ur-Rahman One Belt and One Road TCM Research Centre’ at its main campus in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, Peoples Republic of China.

The grand opening ceremony of the proposed centre will be held on 23-25rd of October, 2019, in HUCM, along with 5 the Annual Bio-TCM International Conference. “This centre is indeed a humble recognition of Professor Atta-ur-Rahman tremendous scientific contributions in the field of traditional medicine, and his leadership of developing scientific collaboration between the two countries,” said Wei Wang, Furong Distinguished Professor at Hunan University of Chinese Medicine.

“It is also a celebration of induction in the highest honour of fellowship of Chinese Academy of Sciences,” Wang pointed out. The HUCM is one of the largest public sector universities of China, recognised internationally for excellence and quality of research. The University also has a large number of foreign students, including 500 Pakistan scholars.

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cambridge University (1968). He has 1142 publications in several fields of organic chemistry including 775 research publications, 43 international patents, 70 chapters in books and 254 books published largely by major U.S. and European presses. He is the Editor-in-Chief of eight European Chemistry journals. He is Editor of the world’s leading encyclopaedic series of volumes on natural products “Studies in Natural Product Chemistry” 55 volumes of which have been published under his Editorship during the last two decades.

In recognition of his global outstanding services to the development of Science and Technology the largest university in Malaysia, University of Technology Mara, Malaysia UiTM, has established an institution entitled, “Atta-ur-Rahman Institute of Natural Product Discovery (RiND)” in 2013., The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has also established an Institute “Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB)” at their university in Islamabad.

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