The 2-Day 1st SMIU Global Research Congress started at Sindh Madressatul Islam University from Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Mr. Saeed Ghani, provincial minister, Dr. Mujeeb Sahrai, Vice Chancellor of SMIU, Dr. Amjad Siraj, Vice Chancellor of Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Turkish Consul General in Karachi, Mr. Cemal Sangu, Sindh HEC Chairman Dr. Tariq Rafi, Dr. Mehmet Emin Aydin, Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, UK, Dr. Moosa Salim Moosa Alkharosi of Oman University and Mr. Javed Memon, Regional Director Sindh HEC inaugurated the 1st Global Research Congress and five International Conferences at the Sir Shahnawaz Auditorium.
Addressing the congress provincial minister Mr. Saeed Ghani said this is the first congress of its kind where five international conferences have been organised. He said the Global Research Congress covers most modern challenges to society, including green energy, environment/climate change, sustainable development, artificial intelligence, media, management, business leadership, education, and linguistics. “Universities are nurseries of new knowledge, and it is always a pleasure to be with the brains of the country at different events organized by institutions,” the minister said and added that he congratulates and appreciates the organizing committee of the congress and the Vice Chancellor of SMIU Dr. Mujeeb Sahrai for putting in their efforts to organize this mega event.
Mr. Saeed Ghani said he would appreciate it if the organizing committee of the congress would forward the recommendations of the congress on different key issues related to climate change, education, green energy, sustainable development, media, and artificial intelligence to the Government of Sindh, The Government of Sindh shall support those recommendations and their relevant implementation.
Dr. Mujeeb Sahrai giving background of the congress said when we recovered from Covid-19, then focused on research and this congress and international conferences are also part of the said objective. He said at present SMIU publishes seven research journals and faculty is doing a qualitative research work.
He said SMIU students’ population has increased threefold, from 1800 to 6000, in the last two years, which shows people’s trust in the institution’s education system. Additionally, the university has obtained projects of a Youth Development Center from HEC and National Incubation Centers through Punjab I.T. Board, which are crucial facilities for the university and will contribute towards producing refined quality youth for the country’s ever-growing human resource needs.