Minister urges universities to focus on impactful research

Pakistan’s Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain on Wednesday 29 June emphasised that universities should focus on research with outstanding impact on society and the economy, reports The Nation.

The minister was speaking at a ceremony held at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) to celebrate the academic excellence of the university as it recently secured a place among the best universities of the world in three international prestigious rankings. The QAU ranked 41st in research productivity and 363rd globally by QS World University Rankings 2023. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 placed QAU as the number one institution of higher education in Pakistan and 116th in Asia. The US News and World Report ranked QAU as the number one university in Pakistan and 461 globally.

Flanked by Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, Tanveer urged the faculty to engage industry and provide cost-effective solutions. The minister assured that all issues including the financial matters of the university would be solved on priority. He congratulated the faculty, staff and students of the university for achieving global rankings and growth in research excellence.
Full report on The Nation site