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Dr Atta awarded Cambridge University life fellowship

ISLAMABAD, June 2(Daily Times): Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Attaur Rahman has been awarded the Honourary Life Fellowship at the King's College Cambridge.

He is the first Pakistani scientist to be made a Fellow at the second oldest and most prestigious university in the world for his achievements in academic research.

Dr Atta, who is also the OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) coordinator general, was also elected the fellow of the prestigious Royal Society last year.

Dr Atta obtained his PhD degree from the Cambridge University in 1968. He has over 778 publications in leading international journals in several fields of organic chemistry including over 600 research publications, 15 patents and 93 books. He has written 59 chapters in books published by major American and European press. He is the first scientist from the Muslim world to have won the UNESCO Science Prize in the 35 year history of the awards. The Government of Pakistan has conferred four civil awards upon him.
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