Saturday May 28, 2022

The writer is the former chairman of the HEC, and president of the Network of Academies of Science of OIC Countries (NASIC).

  • May 25, 2022

    Exciting technologies

    During the last few decades, we have witnessed amazing developments in various fields of science and technology. Some of the most remarkable...

  • May 11, 2022

    The writing on the wall

    The major problem facing Pakistan for the last several decades is the fact that our exports are confined to low value-added goods, whereas the major...

  • April 27, 2022

    Emerging technologies

    The rapid emergence of new technologies is transforming the world around us in almost magical ways. They range from strange new materials that make...

  • April 06, 2022

    Reviving higher education

    When the Higher Education Commission was established and I was appointed as its founding chairman in 2002, there were no Pakistani universities in...

  • March 23, 2022

    Island of excellence

    One university centre in Pakistan has risen to be regarded among the best in Asia and has won numerous international prizes and awards. The centre...

  • March 09, 2022

    Continued excellence

    Within the boundaries of the University of Karachi exists an institution that has stood out as an island of unparalleled excellence in the...

  • February 26, 2022

    Higher education turmoil

    In 2018, the appointment as chairman HEC of someone who was a lecturer at a low-ranking university in the US at the time of his appointment, raised...

  • February 09, 2022

    Lessons from China

    Prime Minister Imran Khan met the Chinese prime minister last week and requested him for a strong collaboration between the Pak University of...

  • January 26, 2022

    Change the system

    In a note titled ‘Future Constitution of Pakistan’, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah wrote the following lines: “Dangers of a Parliamentary...

  • January 12, 2022

    Education emergency

    The authorities should declare a national education emergency, opines Atta-ur-Rehman