NUST 500 rank: UK fellowship & universities
NUST ranks in world top 500 universities: DG
Islamabad, March 07, 2008: Director General of National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Mansoor
Malik said that NUST has become the first university of Ummah ranked in the top
500 universities of the world.
Mansoor said this in an interview with
TheNation here on Thursday.
He said NUST was the first national university
established under Ministry of Science and Technology, instead of Ministry of
Education, for the purpose of facilitating high-tech research.
is a professional, foreign qualified engineer and Chairman of Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) Pakistan. He is also a board member
of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). He introduced the idea of Technology
Incubation Centre (TIC) for the first time in Pakistan and launched The Indus
Entrepreneur (TIE) in the Capital.
To a question, Mansoor said that the NUST
comprised 22 institutes, six military and 16 civil. "Since its setting up in
1991, NUST has successfully gone through the formation phase and is now
entering, with a new vision, into the consolidation phase with the inception of
H-12 Campus", he maintained, adding the new campus covering whole of the sector
The new campus, Mansoor, would consist of Pakistan's first ever
Technology Incubator Center (TIC) and Technology Park to bridge the gap between
the industry and the universities.
He said the idea of TICs and technology
parks had been the major contributors to the rapid development of Chinese
He informed that NUST had forwarded a proposal to the HEC for the
formation of National Innovative System (NIS) on national and provincial levels
to enable the universities to cater market requirements at their best. The NUST
is the first university, he said, having the Research and Development
Directorate, which comprised high-qualified persons.
About the purpose behind
the establishment of Marketing and Industrial Relations Organisation (MIRO),
Mansoor said that the organisation was aimed at attracting the brilliant minds
that were serving abroad as well as the students who go abroad for higher
education. "We are promising them the best education and working environment at
comparatively very less expenses", he said. The NUST has recently changed its
logo. The reason behind the same, DG NUST said, was that we have become global
players and are now attracting those who were going abroad for quality
education. He said the NUST is offering quality education at the lowest fees as
compared to other private sector universities. The Nation
"it is definately a great news that a prestigeous institute of our country has finally been aknowledged.may we pakistanis prosper especially in the field of education.amin "
City, Country: peshawer, Pakistan
"Hay, Thats great news, i always say pakistan has potential to do the best. i will also take admission in NUST :-) "
City, Country: lahore,pakistan
"I want to know about the Rank of Allama Iqbal open University Islamabad in Pakistan and in the World Universities ."
Name: MUhmamad Awais
City, Country: Faisalabad, pakistan
"It is good to know that NUST is atleast among the top 500 universities of the world.Yet we have got to struggle much harder and stick to the basic principles of Islam to conquer the world as our ancestors did.Bless you all!"
City, Country: islamabad, pakistan
British Council offers 3-month UK fellowship
Islamabad: British Council has offered a three-month visiting fellowship
programme for Pakistani nationals, a scheme of educational/training visits to
the UK, funded by the Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust.
Under the criteria
for the visiting fellowship programme, an applicant must be a Pakistani national
of 25-45 years of age. Besides, the applicant must have a firm offer (up to
three months) from a UK university or training institution. Under the fellowship
scheme, the award holder will receive a grant of 1,000 pounds sterling per month
and an economy class return airfare.
The visiting fellowship is designed
to provide assistance to individuals who wish to broaden their experience and
improve their skills through a short-term attachment at a UK university or
The fellowship aims at assisting the candidates
wishing to focus on areas like arts and design, English language teaching,
education, management and administration, social development, human rights and
UK universities open regional centres in Pakistan
Lahore: A Number of universities from the United Kingdom (UK) have opened
their regional centres in the country over the years in order to minimise role
of consultants and firms dealing in admission process and to select genuine
students to stop the influx of "unwanted" people under the disguise of
These centres not only provide up-to-date information to the
prospective students about variety of programmes being offered by their
respective universities in the UK but also guide them about admission process
and other requirements. Necessary details about visa requirement for travelling
to UK for studies are also being provided at these regional centres.
is a fact that Pakistan is considered one of the best markets for the UK
universities since every year a large number of students go to Britain to get
higher education in different fields.
On the other hand, efforts are
also being made by the UK universities for promotion of O and A level
qualifications in Pakistan while role of the British Council for promotion of
these qualifications cannot be ignored, which closely work with schools in this
Reportedly, a number of cases had happened in the past in which
Pakistani students were deprived of money because of being admitted to fake
foreign institutions by some bogus student-consultant firms. On the other side,
reportedly, incidents had taken place when some people got entry into the UK
under the disguise of students.
Despite the fact that the British High
Commission tries its best to select the genuine students only, the UK
universities are now playing their role in this regard as well.
those who represent UK universities here in Pakistan maintain that besides
student counselling, primary role of the regional centres was to develop and
strengthen linkages and partnerships between Pakistani and UK universities.
They say curriculum development, capacity building and joint research
projects are also main ventures covered by these regional centres.
Regional Manager of the University of Hertfordshire
UK for Pakistan, Ali Rehman said his varsity's centre here in the country makes
best efforts to provide necessary detail and guidance to the prospective
students. To a question, he said, "Yes selection of genuine students is one of
the aims". "We try to provide better customer services to the Pakistani students
and that too without any consultancy fee".
He said linkages with local
institutes was one of the top priorities of his university adding efforts were
being made to launch joint research ventures adding "This would in fact
contribute to the development of the local infrastructure".
Manager Pakistan of the University of Wales Newport UK Akif Khan said purpose of
opening the regional office here in Pakistan is to develop more and more
linkages between his university and Pakistani universities for curriculum
development, faculty development and joint research etc.
He said under
some linkages students have to complete their studies in both his Pakistani
university and its partner university in the UK. He also said that student
counselling services was also one of the jobs assigned to the regional
centres. The News
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