Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Robotics

The 2nd Meeting of Expert Panel on Robotics was held on 11th April 2018 at Pakistan Council for Science and Technology. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Shahzad Alam, Chairman, PCST.

4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UoK, December 21, 2017

The Chairman, PCST delivered a keynote lecture titled "Functional Foods for Health and Wellness - Opportunities of Entrepreneurship" during the 4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health: Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Karachi. The workshop is part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial three been held in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.

4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UoK, December 21, 2017

The Chairman, PCST presenting workshop shield to Prof. Dr. Memon Mujeeb-u-ddin Sahrai, Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam who was chief Guest during the inaugural session of the 4th National Workshop on Organic Food and Health : Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Karachi . The workshop was part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial three been held in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.Please click for further details.

3rd Invention to Innovation Summit-KP 2017

Chairman, PCST alongwith Syed Zafar Ali Shah, Secretary Higher Education Department KP and Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor, UET, Peshawar inaugurating 3rd Invention to Innovation Summit-KP 2017 at University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar on November 29, 2017.

3rd National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UET, Peshawar, November 30, 2017

The Chairman, PCST delivered keynote lecture titled "Functional Foods for Health and Wellness - Opportunities of Entrepreneurship" during the 3rd National Workshop on Organic Food & Health: Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UET Peshawar. The workshop is part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial two been held in Islamabad and Lahore.

Pakistan Science Foundation's Popular Science Lectures Series, September 27, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, Chairman, PCST delivered a lecture on "Health Challenges of Modern Life and Treating with Functional Foods and Lifestyle /Dietary Modification" at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) on September 27, 2017

Research Productivity Awards Distribution (RPA-2017) Ceremony, UAF, Faisalabad, August 07, 2017

Chairman, PCST participated in Research Productivity Award Distribution Ceremony held at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad on August 07, 2017. Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, Secretary, MoST, as the Chief Guest during the occasion, distributed RPA certificates among the awardees of UAF, Faisalabad.

Two Day Media Workshop on "Understanding Science", May 25-26, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated in the Media Workshop on "Understanding Science" organized by organized by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and National Press Club (NPC) at Islamabad

Delegation of China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017

A four member delegation of senior scientists from China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017.

Delegation of China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017

A four member delegation of senior scientists from China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Directory of

PAKISTANI SCIENCE DIASPORA


The S&T Diaspora networks in the recent past all across the developing world indicate a new trend in socio-economic development and countries are making efforts to utilize expertise of their expatriate scientists and engineers for development at home. The success stories of China, Korea and India are an example for all. In view of the increased recognition of the potential development impact of diasporas, it is the need of time for us to make focused efforts to develop network of Diaspora Scientists to harvest the benefits that flow back from scientists back to homelands and enhance cooperation in both directions.

Pakistan has also started realizing the importance of Diaspora, particularly Science Diaspora for national, development and for scientific and technological advancement. It is an established fact that Pakistanis living abroad have deep rooted bond and love for their country, as we can witness from their emotions when cheering on their national team in a cricket or hockey match, a long way from their homeland. They keep on contributing to Pakistan in individual capacity and try to develop collaborations with scientists back home. But there is a dire need to facilitate this process in an organized way putting their efforts on record as well as to recognize their contributions.

Realizing the importance of this vastly untapped resource Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) jointly with Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) has taken this imperative initiative of preparing the Directory of Pakistani Science Diaspora. Now it is well known fact, that PCST is the only organization in Pakistan which has established a unique platform that maintains a national database of productive scientists of Pakistan. From this comprehensive data, in the course of last two decades, PCST has published eight (08) directories on the subject of scientific research evaluation. The 8th study (PSP – 2016) has been completed recently, which includes the life-time research profile of 3268 scientists, including papers published in ISI-indexed journals, cumulative impact factor, citations index (total citations and h-index), competitive research grants won, number of PhD supervised, patents granted along with innovation/applied research of scientists, engineers and health professionals employed in public / private sector universities, colleges and R&D organizations categorized in different subjects. The updated version of PSP-2017 is at the advanced stage. This credible document holds a wide level of ownership both in the scientific community and the Government, and the data is available on PCST website http://www.pcst.org.pk, with open access to public.

The Directory of Pakistani Science Diaspora will prove to be a strong potential resource for effective collaboration between scientists of our country and Diaspora living in industrialized countries and this platform would hopefully play a vital role in driving innovation and economic growth by transfer of skills and knowledge through Diaspora network.

Please click on the link below to fill data form.

https://goo.gl/forms/PO4m9xxY8lVi94r43

Any enquiry in this regard can be addressed to :

By Telephone: (Dr.Saima Nasir): +92 334 5333 414

By Email: pcst.diaspora@gmail.com

Please feel free to spread the message among scientific community and make a contribution in this very important national initiative.

 


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TENDER NOTICE NO.02/2018 FOR OFFICE STATIONARY, TONERS & GENERAL STORE ITEMS

PCST invites sealed bids from firms/suppliers or their authorized agents registered with Income Tax for supply of Office Stationary Items, Toners of HP Printers and General Store Items on rate running contract basis. Please click for further details.

PREQUALIFICATION NOTICE FOR HIRING THE SERVICES OF DATA COLLECTING FIRMS TO CONDUCT FIRST INDUSTRIAL NATIONAL INNOVATION SURVEY

PCST invites applications from reputed, well-experienced and financially sound firms/companies registered with the Income Tax and Sales Tax Departments for pre-qualification for provision of services to conduct S&T Surveys. Please click for further details.

Dr. Shahzad Alam has assumed the charge of Chairman PCST on February 01, 2018

STI Voice Newsletter

Science, Technology, Innovation,STI Voice, Volume 3, 2017 is now available for our readers. Click this link for further details and to download Newsletter.

Establishment of Pensioner's Cell at PCST

PCST has established Pensioner's Cell under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Aslam Tahir, CRO (PCST) for dealing with issues of pension. Click here for further details.

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