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January 6, 2020

Pakistani academia urged to focus on teaching, research

National

January 6, 2020

Islamabad: Rector University of Central Asia and former Executive Director of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Prof. Dr. Sohail Hussain Naqvi urged Pakistani academic to focus on teaching, research, and institutional reputations.

He stated this while delivering a lecture on the topic of ‘Ranking and Universities Importance and Challenges’ held here at COMSATS Islamabad on Sunday. Almost fifteen Vice Chancellors from the public, private sector universities, senior academicians, and several former employees of the HEC attended the lecture.

The Inter-University Consortium jointly organized this seminar for the Promotion of Social Sciences (IUCPSS), Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South, and International Centre for Training and Development.

In the seminar, Prof. Naqvi discussed various ranking parameters from the perspective of multiple yardsticks used by the global ranking organizations. He said universities have leading role to play in every sphere of life. Mainly, he appreciated new educational setups making fast progress.