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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…

Started by Riaz Haq

21 Dec 15, 2018
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Technical and Vocational Training in Pakistan

As technology begins to permeate every aspect of life in Pakistan, the country needs a balanced mix of highly skilled workers, technicians,…

Started by Riaz Haq

0 Jul 29, 2018

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.…

Started by Riaz Haq

1 Jun 25, 2018
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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…

Started by Riaz Haq

1 Jun 19, 2018
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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…

Started by Riaz Haq

10 Jun 6, 2018
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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…

Started by Riaz Haq

5 May 28, 2018
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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…

Started by Riaz Haq

6 Oct 18, 2016
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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…

Started by Younus Vora

0 Aug 27, 2015

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…

Started by Riaz Haq

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…

Started by Riaz Haq

2 Jan 7, 2015
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    Low wages and trade deals with Western nations have helped Bangladesh build a $30 billion ready-made garments (RMG) industry that accounts for 80% of country's exports. Bangladesh is the world's second largest RMG exporter after China. Rising monthly wages of Bangladesh garment worker in terms of US dollars are now catching up with the minimum wage in Pakistan, especially after recent Pakistani rupee devaluation. Minimum monthly wage in Pakistan has declined from $136 last year to $107 now…

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    Mid-1960s America saw a phenomenon called the "British Invasion". Anecdotal evidence suggests similar phenomenon, albeit on a smaller scale, is occurring in China with about 100,000 Pakistanis arriving there in recent years. While the growing presence of the Chinese in Pakistan gets a lot of press, there has been relatively little coverage of the movement of people in the other direction---from…

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