VC UET Lahore Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, VC LUMS Dr. Sohail H Naqvi, Director ORIC Dr. Amir Ijaz participate
By Ali Arshad
LAHORE: University of Engineering and Technology conducts 1st Vice Chancellor’s ORIC meeting while highlighting that a collective efforts and tangible measures are required to provide the research friendly environment, as it is the era to exchange the expertize with each other to bring innovation and ensure it for its commercialization.
UET Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Vice Chancellor Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Dr. Sohail H Naqvi, Director Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) Dr. Amir Ijaz participated in the 1st Vice Chancellor –ORIC Joint Meeting held at University of Engineering & Technology Lahore. Graduate program, faculty and students exchange, research and development, resource sharing and Commercialization were the main items of the agenda. Each segment was discussed in details by the participants.
LUMS vice chancellor Dr. Sohail H Naqvi said, “A result oriented quality research is a dire need of time which can be helpful for universities to contribute practically in society.” He focused on eligibility of information, research, grants and other supportive affairs in the shape of Dashboard to ensure the transparency and deliverance with full of its given mandate. He urged to publish the research article in top five research journals and it will make the worth of all academic and research activities. Dr. Sohail said that LUMS is open for all policies, methodologies, software data and other concerned activities to build strong ties.
UET Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid said that the synchronization of all related operations is major demand to meet the challenges of market at national and international level. “All targets of development can attain through collaborative mechanism in entire professional track.” He highlighted that universities are facing challenges regarding funding and grants which are the basic ingredients of applied research. These shortages of resources can be overcome with the exchange of skills, workforce and equipment. Similarly innovation and commercialization are key factors to collect the revenues for varsities.
The UET vice chancellor ensured the expansion of this platform to activate ORIC established at different universities to share best practices and to explore many new areas of joint partnerships.
In meeting Directors ORIC UET Lahore and PU Prof. Dr. Asim Loan and Dr. Amir Ijaz gave brief introduction, functions, outputs and future plan of their respective institutes and applauded the initiative taken by UET to provide a platform to share the experience and learning.
Director Khawarzimi Institute of Computer Sciences Prof. Dr. Waqar Mehmood and Director Quality Enhancement Cell UET Prof. Dr. Ghulam Abbas Anjum emphasized the role of research and new area of commercialization to come forward and compete the markets.
In meeting, Saad Sohail from LUMS, Registrar UET Lahore Muhammad Asif and Public Relations Officer Adnan Khaliq Bhatti were present in all proceedings appreciated this thought provoking effort made by UET Lahore.