Invest in education for better future: Dr. Ayub Alvi

Dr. Muhammad Ayub Alvi, Dean at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, in an exclusive interview with the Technology Times shares the history of the country’s most reputed computer science education institution and his thoughts regarding promotion of science and technology education in the countrySir please share with our readers your educational background and about the institution?I am Ph.D. in electrical engineering; currently working as Dean at the National University

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Concepts clarity key to improving science teaching st and ards: Dr. Arshad Ali

Prof. Dr Arshad Ali, Principal, SEECS, is a prolific researcher and academician. He has over 100 publications to his credit. He has been conferred Gold Medal by Pakistan Academy of Sciences and COMSTECH for IT research, President’s Gold Medal for Best NUST Researcher of the Year 2005 and Distinguished Scientist of the Year 2006" Award by PAS. Dr Arshad is also recipient of President’s Pride of Performance in IT research. During his talk with Technology Times, he shared his views about

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Meet Umair, Pakistans very own child prodigy

By Anaam RazaCHILD PRODIGIES are an eclectic bunch; being on the fast-track in the lane of life at such a tender age makes them so. Although, some go on to commit suicide, turn to crime and develop drink and drug problems, we remain irrevocably fascinated by them. We are overcome by their childhood achievements and allured by the fame and recognition they bring to the family. Secretly we wish in the depths of our hearts that our children would also do the same.However, what we fail to realise is

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On call centres, IT industry and govt policies

By Faryal NajeebTell me a little about TRG.TRG is an information technology (IT) services company which was established in 2002. The company was founded by Pakistani entrepreneurs based in the United States. The idea was to jump start the call centre services in Pakistan. I would say, there are two ways to establish a business; either you start from scratch or you buy already established companies. Our idea was to establish a business process outsourcing (BPO) service firm by acquiring already

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WiMAX: Putting wireless broadb and in your pocket

What are the goals of WiMAX Forum?DECLAN BYRNE: The forum’s primary goal is to accelerate the adoption, deployment and expansion of WiMAX technologies across the globe while facilitating roaming agreements, sharing best practices within our membership and certifying products. The forum has both the internet service providers and supplier companies as members. We manage the standards associated with the technology. We also conduct marketing and outreach. We try to create opportunity for the

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Science and Technology the only ladder to national progress

What do you think is the factor behind our backwardness in the country?Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman: The first thing to understand is that we live in a knowledge driven world. The nations which have realized this have invested in strengthening their human resource through education and have made rapid progress. There are four pillars of progress in the modern era, education, science and technology, innovation and entrepreneurship and good governance. At present we are in the bottom seven countries of the

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Converting problems into opportunities

By Israr AhmadProf. Habib, kindly say something about the school, college and university you attended?I belong to Matta Town of District Swat and as such I was fortunate enough to continue my early education at the Government High School Matta and Government Degree College Matta. I did BSc from Jahanzeb Government College Saidu Sharif. I studied at Department of Botany University of Peshawar for MSc and M.Phil and completed PhD from Punjab University.Prof. Sahib, which one of these institutions

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Innovation core of S and T revival in Islamic world

What kind of impact do you think science and technology will continue to impart in future?Dr. Anwar Nasim: Scientific approach or methodology is to look at the things in a more rational and analytical manner. The science and technology education makes your approach more rational. If you are so, then you are more tolerant. Science is a symbol of knowledge and information to understand and it will continue to have a significant impact on civilization and human relations in future. The more people

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Sharif Intl an icon of energy efficiency

What is the core expertise of Sharif International?Sharif International is a renewable and energy efficiency (EE) company that deals in wind solar and micro hydro. We have expertise in EE ranging from energy audits to physical implementation of energy efficiency solutions in the industries. We are also government certified Energy Services Company (ESCO) and have been given the status by ENERCON. We are focused on the industrial sector as they are the major users of electricity in the country.We

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UNESCO a potent advocate of S and T promotion

Kozue K Nagata explains much more is yet to be done to promote science education, preservation of biodiversity and forests. She stresses need for enhancing research activities by various institutions. Public sector organisations should also give funding as research and development is important. They should also work with other institutions at regional, sub-regional and global levelsTell us about your professional and educational background?At present I am Director at UNESCO office Pakistan.

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Exploring all resources for S and T research the only priority

Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar is serving as Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology. Carrying excellent academic background, he proved his mettle while holding key executive positions in various government departments. He has done his Master’s degree in Administrative Sciences from George Washington University, USA. In his current capacity, he displayed height of his administrative approach to ensure implementation of national SandT policy; promotion and coordination of research activities

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Heading to professional glory

Abbas Ali Mirza has emerged as a telecom industry’s giant carrying with him long and rich experience in making marketing strategies. After remaining associated with Nortel Networks, he joined Relacom and since 2004 is delivering responsibilities as General Manager. Having the Telecom Engineering degree from NUST Military College of Signals, Abbas has remarkably proved his mettle and earned recognition. Abbas harbours ambitious plans to take the company to envious heights. In an excluseive

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Fujitsu fast gaining ground in Pakistan

Fujitsu is Japan’s leading ICT company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. The Company reported consolidated revenues of US$55 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. With its dynamic infrastructures approach, the Company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacentre solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure-as-a-

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