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Research in higher education need of hour: VC FJWU.

RAWALPINDI -- The research in higher education is need of the hour which should be promoted as it has great importance particularly to bring the universities at international level said Vice Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Prof. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir.

Addressing a 'Multidisciplinary Graduate Conference' organized here, she said that the FJWU University always promoted healthy debate on important issues which were need of the time.

The research is considered back bone of quality education particularly in higher educational institutions, she said adding, it would help advance the stature of the universities and make them the world's best institutions.

The FJWU is giving importance to academic research in order to promote a culture of critical thinking that could also become the guiding spirit for more effective policy formulation at national level, she added.

FJWU since its inception in December 1998 always encouraged healthy activities and

providing quality education to the women focusing advance learning to the highest level attainable through research, teaching and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of women in particular and society in general, she said.

The management of FJWU was striving to make it a women friendly institution where females from all areas of the country and world over could enrol to get quality education.

The cultural, political, social and economic needs were also the priority areas of the university, she added.

'We are establishing closer links with international universities as well as with the foreign industry. We believe that women are an important human resource, vital for the progress of Pakistan.

We, at the University always encourage on campus academic activities by organizing conferences, seminars and series of lectures by eminent scholars and experts who can play active role in raising awareness on different issues among students, faculty and staff,' she said.

The Department of Education in collaboration with the English Department has taken this initiative to promote

and enhance the research quality and efficiency of the higher education learning systems by conducting such multidisciplinary conferences. An inspiring and well equipped teacher is the most important factor influencing a student achievement. Quality research in higher education is primarily a core academic issue, but has also important crosscutting (social, political, economic and technological) implications. The issue of quality research and its access to all has been identified as the major issue confronting the higher education sector in Pakistan.

She also thanked the speakers, who shared their research on this platform, which would be an addition to the knowledge of the participants who can use the skills they learnt here and it is now vital for them to spread the message when they would be back in their departments.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Feb 2, 2018
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