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  • Promotion of social sciences urged

    QUETTA: A two-day special meeting of the Inter-University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences (IUCPSS) issued the Gwadar Declaration which called for increasing allocation of funds for socials sciences, establishment of a national academy of social sciences, strengthening of existing social sciences research journals and promotion of inter-provincial collaboration and sharing of expertise in the higher education sector... ...

  • Story time: The battle of sciences

    Once upon a time, in a faraway land, the battle of science took place in an ancient lab of a school building...

    In no time, the lab become a combat zone and all the three sciences and Maths pounced on each other to prove their importance forcefully with their mass and energy...

  • Dwindling interest in plant sciences

    A SOMEWHAT unusual report was published under the heading ‘Scientists warn of plant knowledge loss as botany studies dropped’ (May 26)...

    It declares that US scientists are warning that the plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades
  • Governor inaugurates centre for genomic sciences

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmed Khan on Wednesday inaugurated centre for genomic sciences at the Rahman Medical Institute (RMI) here to facilitate the investigation, research and service provision for genetic diseases...

    Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the governor called upon the medical professionals, researchers and patients to fully avail the unique opportunity offered by the centre for genomic...

  • Sports Sciences clinch inaugural women’s rugby sevens title

    LAHORE: The Lahore Sports Sciences Rugby Club won the inaugural National Women’s Rugby Sevens Championship after the outclassed Lahore Women Rugby Club (LWRC) 15-0 at the Punjab Stadium on Sunday...

    Sports Sciences Club advanced to the final after a sudden death 10-5 win against Rawalpindi Crabs in the quarter-finals before a 12-0 romp over Samundari Crabs in the semis...

  • The social sciences in Pakistan: then and now

    KARACHI: In the late 1990s, a group of researchers and academics decided to look at the state of social sciences in Pakistan, at a time when the internet was not considered the bane of many academics’ existence...

    Mr Zaidi, who is a political economist, published writer and adjunct professor at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, shared how “in the 1980s there was a wave of academics doing excellent research in...

  • Conference on social sciences

    In a two-day conference that concluded on Thursday, researchers and academics underlined the need for theoretical development in social sciences and pledged to work out a viable alternative solution to the contemporary indigenous social issues through research...

    They said all disciplines in social sciences were equally important and should be recognised at par with other disciplines because social sciences can play an important role...

  • Bridging the gap between sciences

    It is need of the hour to bridge the gap between pure sciences and social sciences which is widening due to the invasion of Information Technology...

    “Pure sciences have more scholarships as compared to social sciences...

  • ‘Lincoln Corner’ to be set up at IM Sciences

    PESHAWAR: The US Consul General William Martin and the Director of the Institute of Management Sciences (IM Sciences) Dr Mohammad Mohsin Khan on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding to upgrade the status of an existing reading lounge in the institute to ‘Lincoln Corner’...

    The Reading Lounge was established in the institute’s central library in December 2014...

  • Are life sciences the next big bubble for 2018?

    This follows a relatively subdued 2017, when total life sciences M&A totalled around $200bn, dominated by Johnson & Johnson’s $30bn purchase of Actelion and Gilead’s $12bn acquisition of Kite...

    There is also substantial pent-up demand, with 60pc of life sciences executives surveyed in October 2017 planning to actively pursue M&A in the next 12 months, compared with 46pc in April...

  • Pakistan steps forward in astronomy and space sciences

    Yet to come on par with India in space sciences, Pakistan also lags behind in research related to astronomy with no major astronomical breakthrough coming from indigenous institutions, however, Pakistanis associated with NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) are performing with excellence in their respective fields...

    There are currently astronomy societies in Pakistan’s cities of Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and...

  • ‘Hard times’ for basic sciences PhD programme

    LAHORE: The PhD Programme in Basic Sciences in public sector medical universities of Punjab seems ‘almost on the verge of closure’...

    An official told Dawn that the sensitivity of the situation could be gauged from the fact that presently out of the total six medical universities in Punjab only two Lahore-based institutions -- King Edward Medical University and the University of Health Sciences -- were running the programme to produce...

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