STAFF REPORT ISB: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Rawalpindi region held a science exhibition in which science projects developed by university students were displayed. The event was an attempt to promote a competitive environment and promote healthy activities for intellectual growth, sustainable ecosystem development and information exchange.
Dr Shahid Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor AIOU was present on the occasion as chief guest. He said while addressing on the occasion, “The research and development activities are prime focus of AIOU and it is striving to its best to achieve its goals through various initiatives and varsity has mulled to publish 8 new scientific research journals out of which 4 have already been published and rest are underway. These initiatives will help in promotion of RandD activities and solution based researches will be carried out which will be a great contribution to the society as well as in SandT and education sector”. “A special fund has been established to abet students mulling to conduct creative research in order to encourage them”, he added.
AIOU is known for distant learning and is now putting serious efforts in digitization, technology, research and development and online learning through various programmes.