Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation between the two institutions. PRCS Secretary General Khalid bin Majeed and NUST Pro-Rector Dr Nassar Ikram signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations at a ceremony held here at the PRCS National Headquarters. Speaking on the occasion, PRCS Chairman Abrar ul Haq acknowledged the accomplishments of NUST in the field of education, innovation, entrepreneurship and technologies. He expressed his keenness to further increase... Read More.
Microsoft Pakistan has announced the Pakistan winners of Imagine Cup 2020 at Pak-China Friendship Center, Islamabad. Imagine Cup is a global competition for students aged 16+. For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in Microsoft’s global technology competition to bring their unique tech solutions to life. Throughout the Imagine Cup competition, Microsoft Pakistan continues to foster innovation among students and enables them to transform their ambitions into reality. The Imagine Cup Pakistan winner With a clear vision of the winning team from NUST – Flowlines (aka.ms/flowlines), their idea to use augmented reality to connect its users... Read More.
The NutriBiz Pakistan SUN Pitch Competition was held by the collaboration of SUN Business Network (SBN) Pakistan, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Islamabad chapter. Various dignitaries from the government and nutrition sector of Pakistan attended and participated in the event. The SUN Pitch Competition 2019-20, with the prospective “Rethinking Nutrition Innovations” theme, aimed at highlighting and fostering innovative nutrition solutions in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the largest exporters of agriculture globally but suffers from one of the biggest malnutrition plights in the... Read More.
The Youth Challenge is part of Generation Unlimited – a multi-sector public-private global partnership enabling young people to become productive and engaged members of society United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) launched the second edition of the ‘Generation Unlimited’ Youth Challenge in Pakistan, in partnership with the School of Leadership Foundation. The Youth Challenge, which takes place in over 40 countries worldwide, calls on young innovators aged 14-24 to design solutions to improve education, employment and civic engagement. It aims to inspire young people who have brilliant... Read More.
A Business Incubation Programme for the youth of the Newly Merged Districts was launched in Islamabad today. Various Government officials, representatives of USAID, UNDP,The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and young entrepreneurs from the newly merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa attended the ceremony where Ms. Shandana Gulzar Khan, Member National Assembly of Pakistan, Chairperson Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians was the chief guest. Business incubation services will be provided to 180 aspiring entrepreneurs including 54 women from Khyber, North and South Waziristan districts. The Programme will provide technical assistance in the form of mentoring, coaching... Read More.
The three-day 10th Junior Leaders Conference (JLC) has begun with a grand inauguration to empower teenagers with leadership skills, confidence and exposure, at Dream World Resort today. An annual event facilitated by the School of Leadership (SoL) for the past nine years, JLC brings together 200 youngsters between the ages of 13 and 16 years from across Pakistan. Hailing from various rural and urban areas and different socio-economic backgrounds, these young people are brought together under one roof over three days in an environment that is conducive to the... Read More.
The Beaconhouse Group, Pakistan’s leading & largest private education system recently launched its newest venture, The Beaconhouse International Colleges (BIC) , with a groundbreaking ceremony of its flagship campus in Islamabad. Beaconhouse International Colleges aim to provide the world’s best transnational higher qualifications to its students in an environment conducive to developing the skills and attributes necessary to actualize their aspirations and to become responsible global citizens. The Colleges would offer BTEC Level 3, Higher National Diplomas as well as international undergraduate degrees from the world’s leading institutions. Speaking at the... Read More.
Microsoft Pakistan and Higher Education Commission and announced the launch of Microsoft Imagine Cup during an event hosted at Higher Education Commission Pakistan.Imagine Cup is an annual global technology competition hosted by Microsoft Corp., bringing together the young technologists to play their part in resolving some of the world’s toughest challenges. Not only a competition, Imagine Cup which was started in 2003 serves as a platform for teams to present their solutions to the world and is the ideal opportunity for the youthful innovators, from around the world, to... Read More.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) has partnered with the School of Leadership Foundation and launched the Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2.0 in Pakistan along with 40 other countries. The challenge calls on young innovators across the country to design solutions to improve education, employment and civic engagement. This year’s theme is “Opening Doors, Knowledge and skills for Empowered Youth”. The need to empower youth for a better tomorrow is connected both to the life skills and future forward skills that will help young people to... Read More.
School of Leadership (SoL); the leading leadership development organization of Pakistan has announced this year’s Junior Leaders Conference (JLC 2019). This marks as the 10th year of the conference, which is scheduled to take place from December 22 – 24, 2019 at Dreamworld Resort, Karachi. Designed exclusively for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 16 years from across Pakistan, JLC is the flagship program of SoL and a living proof of the organization’s commitment towards developing leaders who will shape the future of the country. Hailing from... Read More.
Keeping up with its mission to ‘Educate Pakistan’, The Supporters of Citizens Foundation (STCF) hosted the finale of an inter-school fundraising and singing competition, Obhartay Sitaray (OS) 2019 at a local hotel. Obhartay Sitaray is a singing competition for school-going students from classes 3-13, aimed at developing national pride in our young generation as only Pakistani songs (ghazal, Pop/filmi, Milli/folk and chorus) are selected for the competition. It is a fun filled activity encouraging healthy competition amongst students and schools. Moreover, it is a platform to engage young Pakistanis in charity and motivate them to... Read More.
Ignites flagship startup “DigiSkills Program” continues its legacy of success by overachieving its enrolment target once again. Enrolments for batch 5 were opened on 6th October and all 250,000 seats filled up quickly, due to which enrolments were closed well before time. Training in 10 different courses; designed to equip Pakistanis with the skills essential to thrive in the future of work has started from 6th November. DigiSkills.pk is Pakistan’s largest online training program, developed and run through Ignite, under the ambit of Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom. The training... Read More.
Over 1500 founders, thought leaders and ecosystem enablers came together for the Startup Grind Pakistan Conference, the first-of-its-kind gathering in Pakistan based around stimulating conversations about technology and its role in innovation for Pakistan. Globally successful Pakistani entrepreneurs, innovators and technologists participated in the conference to tell their stories, inspire young entrepreneurs and share how Pakistan as a country can emulate their achievements. The current size of the IT industry of Pakistan is an estimated $2.6 billion, with its contribution to the GDP being 1.4%. Pakistan has the talent and... Read More.
Microsoft in collaboration with the Punjab School Education Department, Punjab TEVTA and Punjab Group of Colleges hosted a seminar in Education dubbed ‘Microsoft Edu Day’. The seminar brought together delegates from across the region to showcase the latest technology designed specifically for the education sector to promote immersive, inclusive and 21st century learning. The event was graced by Provincial Minister of Punjab for School Education, Dr. Murad Raas; Chairman Punjab TEVTA, Mr. Ali Salman Siddiqui; Director Technical, Sindh Education Foundation, Ms. Shahpara Rizvi; Advisor to Education Minister Punjab; Ms.... Read More.
The wait is over everyone! Digiskills.pk opens up enrollments for its upcoming 5th batch. You can now enroll for your favorite course from 6th October 2019. So if you want to start learning and earning this is your chance. Digiskills.pk is Pakistan’s largest online training program, developed and run through Ignite, under the ambit of Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom. Within a year more than 500,000 free trainings have been given across Pakistan. And the program aims to provide another 500,000 trainings over the course of 1 year. This is an exciting... Read More.
The LUMS Biomechanics Lab, a center to test bowling actions, set-up in 2016 at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE),has now been accredited by the International Cricket Council (ICC), making it the fifth in the world to earn this accolade. With this prestigious accreditation, the lab joins the ranks of those based in Brisbane, Chennai, Lough borough and Pretoria and will be used to carry out official bowling tests of international and domestic bowlers. The idea of hosting the lab at LUMS was conceived... Read More.
In a first such case globally, schools in Germany have banned the use of Microsoft Office 365, after a data privacy authority for the state of Hesse ruled that using the popular software exposes personal information of students and teachers “to potential access by US authorities”. “The use of Microsoft Office 365 in schools is illegal under data protection law, as far as schools store personal data in the European cloud,” said the ruling by Michael Ronellenfitsch, the Hesse Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HBDI). ... Read More.
Comsats University link (CUI) has launched a project on artificial intelligence worth Rs. 1 billion with an aim to introduce and provide the students with the best and modern higher education. To further this project a consortium has been established which include six information and technology universities of Pakistan. Those universities include Comsats University Islamabad, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), University of Engineering Technology (UET) Lahore, University of Engineering Technology (UET) Peshawar, NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi, and Punjab University, according to local media reports... Read More.
The Prime Minster met with the visiting President of the World Economic Forum, Mr.BorgeBrende, at the Prime Minister’s office. At the meeting, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of the National Accelerator on Closing the Skills Gap in Pakistan, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, with Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) serving as its national secretariat. The World Economic Forum is the international organization for public-private cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It is... Read More.
Outfitters Pakistan has become the most recent addition to the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Approved Employer Programme. By joining this elite group, Outfitters has proven that its learning and development systems meet global best practices, and that it supports and provides for the continuing professional development needs of its staff. This milestone also reflects company’s commitment to tax compliance and transparency, as well as improvements in its governance and vision. The fashion giant will now gain access to the future-ready finance talent with the right blend of... Read More.