HEC Chairman for capacity building of universities

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is committed to capacity building of universities and building centres of excellence in all fields of national importance, said Chairperson HEC, Dr Tariq Banuri on Wednesday.
Speaking at a consultative meeting of HEC and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) on CERN-SESAME collaboration, Dr Banuri said that the pursuit of excellence in science subjects was a national agenda of the highest importance, a press release said. He called for active collaboration between universities and other national institutions in order to build national capacity and strengthen each department and institution, including through increased involvement of Pakistani universities in such international endeavors as Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire(CERN) and Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East(SESAME).
The meeting was also attended by Dr Hafeez Hoorani, Director General, National Centre for Physics, Dr S. M. Javed Akhtar, Member CAC PAEC, Dr Sohail Ahmad Janjua, Director CSC PAEC, heads of different departments from various universities and the ED and DGs of HEC. The participants stressed the need to promote High Energy Physics through collaboration and networking among subject experts, clear delineation of the role of each institution e.g through the revival of learned societies and the development of a consensus programme.—APP

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