Quaid-i-Azam University Hosts Regional Roundtable Rectors Conference

The goal of the Rectors Conference Regional Roundtable, which encountered at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad the other day, was to brainstorm and create suggestions for the Rector’s Conference, which is scheduled to take place in Islamabad from December 1–3, 2023.

The opening remarks were given by Dr. Abdul Basit, President of the Association of Private Sector Universities of Pakistan (APSUP), and the attendees were briefed on the objectives of the regional conference by Murtaza Noor, Executive Director of APSUP, who also emphasized the critical role that educational institutions play in addressing the issues that Pakistan’s higher education system is currently facing.

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All of the presenters agreed that Pakistan, a country known for its rich history and dynamic culture, suffers many difficulties in its higher education system.

Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor of QAU, stated that higher education institutions play a more crucial role than ever in today’s more linked world, where information and innovation propel economic growth and social progress.

In consideration of global issues, the conversation examined the unique difficulties that Pakistan’s higher education system faced and looked at potential solutions.

Topics of Rectors Conference Regional Roundtable:

The Rectors Conference Regional Roundtable covered a number of important topics, such as:

  • An analysis of Pakistan’s higher education and international issues,
  • Methods for integrating entrepreneurship and research commercialization into higher education to make an impact,
  • A study of the opportunities, and
  • Challenges presented by emerging technologies and artificial intelligence in higher education.

Higher education institutions are going through a revolutionary moment, according to Mr. Wajahat Latif, Pro-Rector IIUI, because of the rapid breakthroughs in emerging technologies, especially artificial intelligence (AI).

He continued by saying that these technologies have the power to completely alter how education is provided, accessed, and experienced.

Speakers of Conference:

Speakers at the conference included Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar of Quaid-i-Azam University, Mr. Wajahat Latif, Pro-Rector IIUI, Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal of Rawalpindi Women University, Prof. Dr. Uzaira Rafique of FJWU Rawalpindi, Prof. Dr. M. Daud Awan of Preston University, Dr. M. Mujahid of Pak-Austria Fachhochschule, Haripur, Imtiaz Goraya of Al-Khair University, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Bashir Khan of Abasyn University, Prof. Dr. Waseem Shahzad, and Dr. Ayesha Zahid, Executive Director of Superior University, also spoke at the conference.

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