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Atta-ur-Rahman
Atta-ur-Rahman

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

  • August 03, 2021

    Universities of the future

    Universities can be harbingers of change. We have seen how the Oxford and Cambridge universities contributed to the development of the United...

  • July 21, 2021

    Quality and innovation

    Recently a brainstorming session was held in the Ministry of Science & Technology to consider the draft of the National Science, Technology and...

  • July 07, 2021

    A force for knowledge

    The Knowledge Economy Task Force chaired by the prime minister had its first meeting in January 2019 when the roadmap presented by me in my capacity...

  • June 23, 2021

    Higher quality

    Following the establishment of the Higher Education Commission in 2002, and my appointment as its Founding Chairman, we decided to give the highest...

  • June 09, 2021

    Education emergency

    Natural resources have diminishing importance and it is the quality of our human resources that will determine our future.

  • May 26, 2021

    Foreign engineering universities

    Within 50 miles of Islamabad, off the main motorway to Peshawar, an exciting new university has emerged. Called the Pak-Austrian Fachhochschule, it...

  • May 12, 2021

    Tough challenges

    Universities in Pakistan have suffered greatly in the last three years because of the misguided policies of the Higher Education Commission and the...

  • April 28, 2021

    Higher education reforms

    The single most important factor that determines the quality of both undergraduate and postgraduate education is the quality of faculty. At present,...

  • April 07, 2021

    Higher education ravaged

    The HEC policies during the last three years led to a mushroom growth of 50 new universities, while simultaneously the programmes to develop highly...

  • April 02, 2021

    HEC woes

    The higher education sector has been under the spotlight recently because of the removal of Dr Tariq Banuri. It is stated by some that he was...