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Published Date: Jun 2, 2014

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) visits UOG

Research projects always perform an important role in the progress of a country and different think tanks and NGOs help the government and authorities sorting out diverse problems and finding out solution. In this scenario an important meeting
was held at the University of Gujrat (UoG) in collaboration with SDPI (Sustainable Development Policy Institute) for discussion with the Faculty Members and helping them in their research projects. A large number of faculty members, HoDs of different departments along with the directors of UoG participated in the meeting. The Vice Chancellor UoG Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin presided over the meeting while the Dy. Executive Director SDPI Dr Vaqar Ahmad was the guest speaker. Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin said that institutions of higher learning were the guarantee of better future of Pakistan by promoting quality education among the young generation of students. He told that NGOs were taking an
active part in the world development and progress. He appreciated the role of SDPI as an advisory unit with the government. He, while mentioning the achievements of UoG, said that UoG was an emerging public
sector university of Pakistan becoming an exemplary model of progress and excellence of education in a shorter span of time. He said that training of the faculty, development of syllabus according to the needs of modern technology and enhancement of research projects in different fields had become essential ingredients of modern education. He told that UoG had become a research focused university and had introduced many innovative educational programs. He hoped that the collaboration of
SDPI with UoG would prove fruitful for enhancing the intellectual horizon of its faculty members. Dr Vaqar Ahmad said that SDPI was basically a think tank meditating on the problems of Pakistan finding out solutions. He was of the view that academia and think tanks had deep
relations. He said that think tanks were helping the government through
building government’s capacity, demand and supply for research, pull and push strategies for reforms. He said that it was the foremost duty of a think tank to convey policy messages to the authorities. He told that the faculty of higher learning institutions could perform a better role in the progress of Pakistan by providing assistance in finding out solutions of different problems faced by the government. He said that SDPI was a partner in reform convincing the policy makers by branding the problems. He assured the faculty members of UoG providing help in research projects and arranging training courses. Prof Dr Faheem Malik, Director Faculty of Social Sciences in his vote of thanks said that the concept of cooperation and collaboration among the institutions had become vital in the modern world. He said that opportunity offered by the SDPI to the faculty members of UoG was timely and it would help them
to improve their abilities. Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Director Media said that Pakistan was a developing country but our dream of progress had become a bad dream for lack of planning in different fields. He said that UoG was a modern university having great potential of progress. Mr Shahid Minhas, Focal Person SDPI assured the faculty members of UoG every possible cooperation and collaboration on behalf of SDPI.

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