Envoy, HEC chief talk about academic issues

Envoy, HEC chief discuss educational matters


Ambassador of Hungary in Islamabad Béla Fazekas referred to as on Greater Training Fee (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed at Fee Secretariat on Tuesday.

Varied alternatives had been mentioned for bilateral academic cooperation. Dr Ahmed acknowledged the long-standing academic partnership between the 2 nations, together with an providing of scholarships to Pakistani nationals since 2016.

The ambassador knowledgeable HEC chairman that the variety of scholarships provided per yr will likely be elevated from 200 to 400 and that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the 2 nations will likely be efficient from 2023 to 2025. The chairman affirmed that the fee would make full use of those scholarship alternatives.

Fazekas additionally emphasised the significance of investing in skills-based schooling along with diploma programs. Dr Ahmed agreed that the worldwide economic system is more and more transferring in direction of a give attention to skill-based employment, and prompt collaboration between skill-focused universities in Pakistan and Hungary to advertise funding in abilities. The ambassador additionally identified that Pakistan and Hungary have related precedence areas for analysis and growth, particularly in fields comparable to agriculture, veterinary sciences, sports activities sciences, engineering and expertise. He additionally prompt making a discussion board for selling the change of finest practices between universities in each nations.

Fazekas burdened that Hungary locations nice worth on its relationship with Pakistan which is constructed on shared pursuits and that Pakistan-Hungary Alumni Community has been arrange in the identical context. The community fosters cultural change and understanding, serving to to interrupt down boundaries and promote mutual respect and understanding between the 2 nations.

HEC invitations proposals

The Greater Training Fee (HEC) has invited analysis proposals from school members, below the RAPID Know-how Switch Grant (RTTG) programme.

The official sources advised APP that HEC had invited school members of private and non-private sector universities/diploma awarding establishments (DAIs) to submit analysis proposals centered on the switch of college developed applied sciences and merchandise to the trade and industrial sector.

The RTTG is a key ingredient of the Greater Training Improvement in Pakistan (HEDP) undertaking supported by the World Financial institution and applied by the HEC.

It’s a fast-track funding mechanism coping with themes, matters, and problems with extreme urgency for quick-response analysis on Flood Response, Local weather Change and Atmosphere.

The grant is anticipated to help proposals in utilized analysis, product innovation, and commercialisation of developed technological analysis and options. The RTTG will present funds to chose establishments primarily based on a aggressive, peer-reviewed analysis of proposals.

The quantity of funding for RTTG awards could vary between Rs10 to Rs20 million with a most undertaking period of six months.

Sharing the small print of applicant eligibility, the sources acknowledged that Lead Principal Investigators (Pls) should be an everyday school member of upper schooling establishments (private and non-private), or maintain a contract equal to the size of the undertaking period.

The precedence sectors for RTTG help are Flood Response, Local weather Change and Atmosphere, together with however not restricted to local weather mitigation, adaptation, coverage dialogue interventions and catastrophe administration (specializing in local weather modelling and catastrophe surveillance, setting monitoring, and geological monitoring), Metro-scale air pollution discount applied sciences, safety of accessible timber by way of synthetic intelligence system controls, and use of membrane programs for gaseous and water industrial waste therapy

The opposite sectors, together with the design and growth of hybrid membranes and classical programs per the requirement of web site and placement, identification and growth of hospital waste therapy processes, removing of arsenic/different poisonous steel components from industrial effluents and water underground aquifers, climate-smart agriculture, adapting agriculture manufacturing to local weather change by growing local weather resilient crop varieties with regard to warmth, drought, and flooding (particularly of wheat and cotton) and every other space associated to Flood Response, Local weather Change and Atmosphere.

The undertaking proposals on the prescribed utility template should be submitted by way of HEC on-line portal. The deadline for undertaking proposal submission is February 7, 2023.

Printed in The Categorical Tribune, January 11th, 2023.