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  • Tuesday, December 29, 2020

  • CUI

  • International Office

International Conference on Science and Technology for Celebrating the Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu (ICSTB-2021), 11–13 March 2021, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Respected Colleagues,

 

On behalf of the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), I have the pleasure in extending to you my greetings and best wishes.

 

It may kindly be noted that the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Bangladesh, is organizing the International Conference on Science and Technology for Celebrating the Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu (ICSTB-2021), on 11–13 March 2021, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In this regard, a self-explanatory email along with the enclosed documents is being forwarded for your kind information please.

 

BCSIR has invited the COMSATS fraternity to submit abstracts for participation  in this auspicious conference. The abstract(s) may be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address: icstb2021.bcsir@gmail.com with a copy to the undersigned (farhan@comsats.org). Further information is given at the conference website: http://icstb2021bcsir.com/

 

The important dates are listed below: 

 

·  Opening of Abstract Submission: 10 December, 2020

·  Deadline for Abstract Submission: 05 February, 2021

·  Notification of Acceptance: 12 February, 2021

·  Deadline for Registration: 01 March, 2021

                                                                                     

Please accept the assurances of our highest consideration.



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  • Wednesday, December 23, 2020

  • CUI

  • International Office

British Council in Pakistan and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) organized a three-day virtual conference from 15-17th Dec 2020 under their joint program Pak-UK Education Gateway to review the future of the higher education sector in the post-pandemic world.

Pak-Education Gateway aims to enhance partnership between the Higher Education sectors of Pakistan and the UK. The conference entitled “Pakistan-UK Education Gateway: Rethinking and Reshaping a Resilient Higher Education System” discussed key issues facing the sector in the ‘new’ normal, the role of leadership in building resilient HE systems, and lessons learnt from the pandemic.

The prime focus was on UK-PK linkages and impact of the partnerships work carried out by HEC and British Council. The Honorable President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi, Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan Asad Qaiser, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood, Chairman HEC Tariq Banuri, Executive Director HEC Dr. Shaista Sohail, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner, Director Education British Council Nishat Riaz, Vice-Chancellors, Professors, researchers, and students from both the UK and Pakistan, & UK Apex bodies such as ACU, UUKI addressed and attended the conference. Various talks and penal discussions by experts in the six sessions of the conference revolved around internationalization, building sustainable partnerships, what works and does not work in distance learning, key requirements, benefits and challenges of distance learning, access to higher education, the obstacles faced, the impacts of Covid-19, the need to rethink and reshape the HE sectors and mobility program student experience sharing.

Pakistan and UK partners shared best practices and responses to Covid-19 and deliberated ways to promote cooperation and partnerships between both the countries through virtual student exchange. During his closing remarks, President Arif Alvi appreciated the efforts of the Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training for untiring efforts towards hybrid education and distance learning programs. He also commended the tremendous work done by the British High Commission and the British Council Pakistan in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in building opportunities for the advancement of higher education, research and development.

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • CUI

  • International Office

INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY CONFERENCE: FROM ZERO TO HERO: RISING TO THE CHALLENGE IN A TIME OF CRISIS

 

Description:

 

The ACU is an international organization dedicated to building a better world through higher education. International collaboration is central to this ambition: by bringing universities together from around the world  and crucially the people who study and work within them the ACU helps to advance knowledge, promote understanding, broaden minds, and improve lives.

 

 In a variety of ways, librarians have had to go from knowing zero or very little about something, to mastering new technologies, trends and techniques in teaching, research and information support to assist the digital initiatives of their institutions. Librarians have become heroes helping users to navigate their way in this new world. In many ways, this conference is a celebration of our resilience, ability to adapt, and the amazing work of thousands of librarians who have supported staff and students in their institutions in a multitude of seen and unseen ways. We have designed this conference to be a space where we can share our stories of difficulties, disruptions, failures and the challenges we have overcome, in order to support each other, and exchange ideas.

To help us unpack our overall theme we have six subthemes, which in various ways examine the impact of COVID-19 and the post-COVID-19 world:

  1. 4IR Technologies and Libraries
  2. Shifts and Changes in the Research Landscape
  3. Open Access and Libraries in the Global Financial Crisis
  4. Shifts and Opportunities in Remote Teaching and Learning
  5. Digital Scholarship and its Central Role in the Online World
  6. Leading a Workforce of the Future

There will also be interactive workshop sessions giving you tools, examples and practical tips on implementing ideas, techniques and technologies in your environment.

 

This conference will focus on the changing roles of librarians in the transforming landscape of information science in a time of global disruption.

 

Johannesburg time:          Sep 14, 2020 10:00 AM

                                                Sep 15, 2020 03:00 PM

Pakistan Time:                   Sep 14, 2020 at 1:00PM

                                                Sep 15, 2020 at 6:00PM

 

For further details and online registration please click the given below official link:

https://ujlibraryevents.co.za/conference2020/  

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020

  • CUI

  • Muhammad Waqas Altaf

The INIT also supported/collaborated with the Department of Business Administration, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad and few other collaborating partner institutions in convening 4th South Asian International Conference SAICON 2012 on December 5 – 7, 2012 at Murree, Pakistan.

 

The Conference was organized under the theme of ‘Emerging Knowledge Economy in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges’. The Conference was host to as many as 18 foreign delegates and 205 local delegates. The Conference covered, inter alia, the latest developments in the areas of information and communication technologies and its popularization w.r.t. changing issues and scenarios of emerging economies of the 21st century.

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020

  • CUI

  • Muhammad Waqas Altaf

The INIT supported/collaboration with the Department of Mathematics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology for convening a six (6) day International Conference on Topology and its Applications (ICTA 2011) on July 4 - 10, 2011 at Islamabad, Pakistan. ICTA 2011 was the first conference of this kind held at Islamabad. The aim of the conference was to gather topologists from around the world to explore some of the recent achievements in topology with the hope to promote scientific exchange among them.

 

The conference featured keynote lectures, invited and contributed talks by participants, and thus provided an opportunity for informal contacts between Pakistani research students and experts in their areas of interest.

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