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Top 600 World University Rankings

Dear Alumni This following is from Moin Ahmed, NEDUET, Mech Class of 1974 The Times of London published recently its 2008 World Rankings…

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4 Oct 14
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Quality of Higher Education in India

A few Indian schools in top tier, such as the elite Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), can be reasonably compared to world-class schoo…

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6 Oct 18, 2016
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State of Higher Education in Pakistan

There was renewed attention paid to higher education in Pakistan with dramatic budget increases of up to 15X between 2001 and 2007 under Pr…

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9 Aug 30, 2015
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New edition published: Former NED professor Dr. Iqbal Ali's book "Irrigation & Hydraulic Structures"

Cover page of the 5th Edition (2015 ) http://www.dawn.com/news/280182/karachi-china-honours-ned-professor   The 5th  Edition of "Irrigat…

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0 Aug 27, 2015

Pakistan's Space Program

The Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), best known as the SUPARCO (Urdu:ا سپا ر كو or پاکستان خلائی و بالا فضائی تحقی…

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11 Aug 22, 2015
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Pakistani Research Scientist Working at CERN Lab, Switzerland

One of the most important discoveries in Physics since Einstein's Theory of Relativity has possibly just been made at CERN and dozens of Pa…

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5 Feb 1, 2015
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Islam and Science

Here's an interesting quote from Robert Briffault, The Making of Humanity(1928) " "It is highly probable that but for the Arabs, modern Eu…

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2 Jan 7, 2015
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Sal Khan of Khan Academy on Improving Higher Education

Khan Academy founder has two big ideas for overhauling higher education in the sciences December 14, 2014 3:00 PM Gregory Ferenstein…

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0 Dec 15, 2014

Nature Magazine on Pakistan's Higher Education Reform 2002-2008

Despite the problems, science has been flourishing in Karachi and other Pakistani cities, thanks to an unprecedented investment in the coun…

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0 May 21, 2012

Facts and Myths in Globalization Debate

It is becoming increasingly important for nations to build knowledge-based economies to effectively compete and win in a globalized world.…

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0 Nov 10, 2009

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    Pakistan's Total Education Spending Surpasses its Defense Budget

    Pakistan's public spending on education has more than doubled since 2010 to reach $8.6 billion a year in 2017, rivaling defense spending of $8.7 billion. Private spending on education by parents is even higher than the public spending with the total adding up to nearly 6% of GDP. Pakistan has 1.7 million…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on November 21, 2017 at 11:00am

    Pakistan Per Capita Cement Consumption Hit New High of 170 Kg in 2016

    Pakistan's domestic cement consumption reached 35 million tons in 2016, up from 30 million tons in 2015, according to a report published by Global Cement.  Using the latest census population of 207 million, it works out to about 170 Kg per person consumption. The increase is driven by a combination of CPEC-related infrastructure projects as well as commercial and …

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on November 18, 2017 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

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