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  • Friday, February 26, 2021

  • CUI

  • International Office

During the recent visit of the Honourable Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan to Sri Lanka. The Industrial Technology Institute, Sri Lanka, has signed MoU/IoC with the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Pakistan, and the COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan, on 23rd February 2021, in presence of Honourable Prime Ministers of Pakistan and Sri Lanka, for collaboration in various areas of mutual interest. In this regard, ITI was represented by its Director General, Dr. Radhika Samarasekera, while ICCBS and CUI were represented by Hon. High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka.

 

The news covered by Pakistani state television can be accessed from the following weblink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f8IB-gWXOY


  • Friday, February 26, 2021

  • CUI

  • International Office

Appended email on the subject and its attachments received from AARDO is submitted for kind perusal with the request to please disseminate this fully funded virtual opportunity among the faculty members of your campus with the request to capitalize the opportunity. 

The broad objectives of the programme are to sensitize the participants for adaptation of innovative and affordable rural technologies and share their experiences. The specific objectives are :
  • To provide a forum for sharing innovative affordable technologies among AARDO member countries;
  • To develop framework and policies for transfer of rural technologies;
  • To use innovative affordable rural technologies for raising the living standard of rural people; and
  • To create awareness towards replacing traditional/ obsolete technologies with environmentally friendly and climate-resilient technologies.
WHO CAN APPLY
Middle and senior-level executives from government departments, ministries, and agriculture engineers and scientists engaged in
policy formulation, implementation, planning and appraisals.

HOW TO APPLY
The participants are kindly required to fill in the ONLINE application form through this link only :
http://aardo.org/formDD1.php. After primary screening of the application, e-Pass will be issued to attend the online training.

REQUIREMENT
The Online Training Programme will be conducted through Zoom :
• The trainee must have a Zoom account (Zoom id)
• The other system requirement to have sufficient space to run zoom smoothly.
• Headset with Microphone & Web Camera

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • CUI

  • International Office


Please find attached file for more details

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • CUI

  • International Office

Introduction:

The ACU-British Counci?partnership is seeking experienced, climate-focused academics from ACU member universities to mentor the rising-star researchers of the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort

Being a mentor is a great opportunity to hone your skills as a leader, raise the profile of your institution on an international stage, and play an integral role in developing the next generation of climate research leaders. You will also be supporting the retention of invaluable talent in the sector, which is vital for sustained progress on the global climate agenda.

In the lead up to COP26, the ACU and the British Council have partnered to support a cohort of 24 rising-star climate and environment researchers working towards solutions for some of our planet's most climate-vulnerable regions.

Throughout 2021, this unique cohort will work together, and with experts from across the Commonwealth, to identify opportunities to engage and influence on issues of climate and environment in their communities and beyond.

To further strengthen support for the cohort, the ACU is recruiting senior academics to act as programme mentors, with a particular focus on research leadership, research communication, and public engagement. 

Benefits of being a mentor 

As a programme mentor, you will receive a number of benefits including:

  • A chance to develop and hone your skills as a mentor and leader, accessing guidance and advice on providing strong mentorship
  • An opportunity to engage and attend policy dialogues as part of the cohort programme
  • Access to webinars and events run by the ACU, the British Council, and climate and environment partners
  • Profiling on the programme’s webpage
  • A certificate of participation to enhance your CV

Role, eligibility and timelines 

Role

Your responsibilities as a mentor will include:

1. Providing encouragement and constructive feedback on work produced for the programme, instilling self-belief in the members of the cohort

2. Providing new perspectives and acting as a sounding board for ideas

3. Sharing your experience and learning in the field of research and research to action

4. Providing advice to challenge and empower the researchers during the programme

Mentors will be actively engaged in discussions with the researchers throughout the project, including meeting virtually once per month from April to June, and then once per fortnight from July to October. Mentors will also be expected to review and provide feedback on drafts and materials developed by their mentees in relation to the programme.

It is not expected that mentors will need to travel to undertake their mentorship, but they will be expected to meet with their assigned researchers and the ACU team via a virtual platform.

Skills and experience 

We are seeking mentors who have:

  • A strong track record of supporting young researchers
  • Strong research skills and academic publishing track record
  • Experience in communicating research to non-academic audiences

Timelines 

  • Deadline to apply: Monday 15 March, 17:00 UTC
  • Duration of post: April to December 2021 

How to apply

If you are interested in applying to become a mentor, please submit the following to mark.ashe@acu.ac.uk by 15 March at 17:00  (UTC):

  • An up-to-date CV outlining displaying the skills and experiences as outlined above
  • A brief cover letter answering the following 3 questions (max 250 words per question):

Question 1: What are your main motivations for being involved as a mentor for the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort?

Question 2: What skills and experiences will enable you to effectively support members of the cohort in regards to research leadership and non-academic engagement?

Question 3: What methods will you use to ensure that you can support your mentee/s throughout the duration of the programme?

For more information please visit:
 

https://www.acu.ac.uk/get-involved/commonwealth-futures-climate-research-cohort/climate-research-cohort-mentor-eoi/ 



  • Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • CUI

  • Students Affairs

CureMD has elaborated in detail that Young Inventor Program is targeted at sponsoring brilliant students of 6th - 8th semester to carry out state-of-the-art Final Year Projects (FYPs) that are of interest to CureMD. This company will provide a scholarship (80% of the tuition fee of the final year / semester) and a funding of PKR 200,000/- per project to a FYP team along with a remuneration of PKR 50,000/-

How to Get Application Form?
CureMD has provided web link for both of the programs and mentioned as under:

The we blink for the Fellowship program is https://www.curemd.com/fellowship

The web link for the Young Inventor program (YIP) is https://www.curemd.com/yip

Last Date to Apply?

The deadline to apply for both programs on above referred website is 23:59 EST of March 23, 2021 to encourage the best students and research minded faulty members to apply as soon as possible to get the maximum benefit.

Note:

CureMD could arrange an online session on MS Teams/Zoom once it is convenient to CUI faculty and students after Feb 20, 2021 to introduce both programs and answer any queries.

Detail of Focal Person the Program

Dr. Muddassar Farooq

Chief Scientific Officer

Focal Person - Fellowship and YIP Program

CureMD Healthcare?
30 Davis Road? Lahore. ?
042 38 85 2222
muddasssar.farooq@curemd.com

Best Regards

Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO)
Student Affairs Section,
CU Islamabad

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