Islamabad—Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has started its 50th academic year with the commencement of academic session fall 2016. The University is marking Golden Jubilee year of its establishment (1967-2017). Quaid-i-Azam University has always strived for excellence in research and teaching and takes pride in having the highest concentration of leading productive scientists in Pakistan. The 1018 research publications of its faculty in 2015 in impact factor journals shows the pace of work, potential, and the determination of QAU faculty to ensure excellence in research.
Whether it’s a research publication, book, national / international award or grants for research projects, QAU faculty members have made tremendous efforts in spite of financial constraints. Here are few recent achievements by QAU faculty:
In the Research Productivity Award for 2015-16 announced by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), Quaid-i-Azam University secured 48 out of a total of 309 awards. Especially high performers from QAU were Dr. Tassawar Hayat and Dr. Sohail Nadeem from Department of Mathematics and Dr. Asghari Bano and Dr. Riffat Nasim from Faculty of Biological Sciences. While Dr. Tariq Mahmood elected as Member of Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) 2015.
Dr. Tassawar Hayat, Professor, Department of Mathematics, QAU, also received the 2015-16, COMSTECH International Award for outstanding research.
On August 14, 2016, Government of Pakistan conferred Hilal-I-Imtiaz the second highest civilian award and honour on Dr. Waseem Ahmed, Professor of Biochemistry, Dean Faculty of Biological Sciences, QAU, and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz to Dr. Bushra Mirza, Professor of Biochemistry, QAU, for meritorious contribution in the field of science and education.
Dr. Waseem Ahmed was also elected as Fellow of Third World’s Academy of Sciences (TWAS) 2015.
Prof. Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari, Department of Biotechnology, won UNESCO’s AVICENNA prize for Ethics in Science 2015.