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Science and Technology Exhibition organized by DoST at CIIT Abbottabad

27-28 November 2013

A 2 days Science and Technology exhibition was organized by Directorate of Science and Technology, Government of KPK under its developmental scheme “Promotion and Support of R&D Efforts in Public and Private Sector”. The exhibition held from 27-28 November 2013. A large number of academic institutions both public and private, representatives from industry and different firms participated in the exhibition. Main purpose of the exhibition was to promote indigenously developed research projects for the benefit of society and to bring economic and social transformation in KPK.

Opening ceremony was held on 27 November 2013 in Auditorium. Director CIIT Abbottabad Prof. Dr Khan Gul Jadoon graced the ceremony as Chief Guest. He expressed gratitude to DOST for selecting CIIT Abbottabad as Host for the exhibition. Addressing the audience he stated that such events have much importance to raise awareness among all stakeholders. He said that this platform would provide enough opportunities to appreciate the talent available in our educational institutions. He then enlightened the audience about research and other initiatives taken by CIIT Abbottabad since its inception. He stated that during the last one year, CIIT Abbottabad’s faculty has contributed around 200 research articles mainly in reputed impact factor journals. Significant number of research projects funded by organizations othet than CIIT are in progress and many more are in pipeline.

Continuing he stated that based on strong research profile, exposure of CIIT Abbottabad to international academic community is quite encouraging which is evident from the number of international collaborations CIIT Abbottabad is having with University of Life Sciences, Norway, University of Bonne, Germany, University of Rostock, Germany and many more. He further stated that CIIT Abbottabad is continuously striving to improve professional grooming of its faculty through faculty development programs and short trainings on regular basis. He apprised the audience of the strict academic monitoring system being followed by CIIT Abbottabad to improve the quality of academics and research. He said that CIIT Abbottabad is the first among CIIT family to have ISO certification. He the talked about the corporate social responsibilities of CIIT Abbottabad, stating that one can find willingness and readiness of CIIT faculty members and students to help the society around us in a meaningful manner. He stated that the faculty and students of this institute volunteered themselves and extended extraordinary help to society during disasters like earthquake, floods and IDPs issues during the last few years. He said that CIIT Abbottabad is looking after 100 orphans residing in Pakistan Sweet Home, Abbottabad.

Director DoST Dr Javed Abbas Bangash thanked CIIT Abbottabad for providing them an opportunity to organize the exhibition in CIIT Abbottabad. He said that all should join hand together and work for sustainable economic prosperity. He stated that it is the need of the hour that our country should join the World Economic Community as an active member. Additional Secretary DoST Mr. Saeed-ud-Din gave vote of thanks and stated that it is the responsibility of all Pakistanis to change the perception of the world about Pakistan. He stated that we should not implement the research we do.

The 2 days exhibition went very well. Closing Ceremony was held on 28 November 2013. Senior Vice President, Haripur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Malik Jaleel Awan graced the ceremony as Chief Guest. Professor Fida Husaain Abbasi from Hazara University shared his views about research and development work and stated that research work should not remain in libraries in from of published material but should be practically implemented and appreciated the efforts of DoST for providing an effective platform to all academic institutions and industries for R&D implementation. Dr Mohammad Asif, Department of Electronics, University of Peshawar said that efforts of DoST are commendable for providing an opportunity to students of different universities to present their projects in this exhibition. 

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