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.

4th International Conference on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, November 7-10, Karachi

Chairman, PCST participated as the Chief Guest during the closing ceremony and delivered a Keynote lecture on "Role of Pakistan Council for Science & Technology in promoting and Recognizing Scientific output" at the conference organized by International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Karachi.

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.

The Triple Helix Seminar, Islamabad, 26th July 2017

The Chairman PCST delivered a presentation titled "Harnessing Potential of Triple Helix for Rural Development" in the seminar on "The Triple Helix: Relationship between Government, Academia and Industry" organized by the Institute of Rural Development on 26th July 2017 at Islamabad.

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.

"One Health Fellowship Program" organized by National Academy of Sciences, US and Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, March 30, 2017

The Chairman PCST delivered a Keynote Lecture titled "One Health-Ensuring Healthy Society" at Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad

Productive Scientists of Pakistan 2016
First Draft Results

The quality research contribution of scientists, including academicians, engineers and doctors of the country, particularly those involved in the production of new knowledge is regularly evaluated and ranked by PCST. This study evaluates the work of 2631 productive scientists of Pakistan employed in public/private sector universities, colleges and R&D organizations who have contributed in scientific research from beginning of their career up to 2015. It incorporates a wide range of indicators for assessment of both quantity and quality of research and its impact. The first draft of the directory is available for review.

The Evaluation is done on the basis of the criteria, which has been developed and approved by a high level committee in 2016 (http://www.pcst.org.pk/psp.php ).

It must be considered that this draft directory contains the information based on the available data provided by scientists of various R&D/S&T institutions and universities of Pakistan up to October 2016 ( till closing of applications for PSP ).

The data not meeting set criteria and/or having no documentary proofs has not been included.

The weightage for different research areas under the revised PSP criteria is as under:

i

Cumulative Impact Factor

30%

ii

Total Citations & h-Index

30%

iii

Patents Granted

05%

iv

Patents Commercialized

05%

v

Ph.D. Supervised

05%

vi

Books Published / Edited

05%

vii

External Research Grants (0.5 M & Above)

05%

viii

Crop Varieties/Engineering Process/Products / Medical Devices etc.

10%

ix

Awards

05%

The benchmarks (the highest scores for each parameter obtained by applicants) are given below for ready reference:

S.No

Parameter

Benchmark* (Highest Score)

Percentile Score**

1

Books

705

5

2

Patents Granted

112.734

5

3

Patents Commercialized

13.333

5

4

PhDs

415

5

5

Grants

210

5

6

Publications

-

60

  1. Impact Factor

936.175

30

  1. Citations

5024.442

15

  1. h-Index

56

15

7

Applied Research Output
(crop varieties etc)

70

10

8

Awards

71

5

*Score of applicants is calculated after applying divisibility. For example for Cumulative Impact Factor of an applicant:

  • The IF of each journal is obtained from the JCR
  • IF of each paper is calculated by dividing journal impact factor by number of authors e.g. If a paper having 2 authors is published in a journal with impact factor 3, the Divided IF is 3/2 = 1.5.
  • The Divided IF is summed up for all the publications of applicant and is Author Impact Factor

(Percentile Score / Benchmarks Score) * Score of Applicant

All possible efforts were made by PCST to contact scientists by emails/phone calls for data collection through online system as well as through their CVs along with proof of their credentials. However, many scientists could not provide complete information for the directory, and hence their data may not be complete.

The data can be reviewed at http://www.pcst.org.pk/psp2016/ and if any discrepancy found updation/amendments can be made in PSP Data Correction form available at http://www.pcst.org.pk/psp2016/ and may be sent to PCST for inclusion in the directory.

For finalization of the draft kindly submit any missing information at pcst.psp@gmail.com on PSP Data Correction form before March 05, 2017. No amendments will be made after the deadline.

Please feel free to spread the word to your colleagues, if anyone has missed to register for PSP.

News and Events
Tender Notice No. 02/2018

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology) invites sealed tenders from the authorized distributers/suppliers/Firms registered with GST/Income Tax Departments and are on Active Tax List (ATL) for supply of two Laptops, five Branded Computers, one color Printer and four black and white Printers. Please click for tender notice & documents.

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

Prof. Anwar Gilani concluded his 3 years tenure as Chairman, PCST

Prof. Anwar Gilani (ex Chairman, PCST) concluded his 3 years contract on Jan 12, 2018 and resumed charge at his parent University, where he is accessible on the following address;

Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani S.I.
Professor of Pharmacology
Dept. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Aga Khan University Medical College,
Karachi
Tel. +21-3486 4571
Fax: +21- 3493 4294
ermail: anwar.gilani@aku.edu

SCO Member States Youth Innovation & Entrepreneurship Contest - 2018

Ministry of Science and Technology of China and Chinese Scientific & Technological Entreprises is organizing a SCO Member States Youth Innovation & Entrepreneurship Contest which will be held in 2018. Please click for further details

Talented Young Scientist Program (TYSP), Government of People's Republic of China

TYSP aims to support talented young scientists, scholars and researchers from Afro-Asian countries including Pakistan under the age of 45, to work in Chinese research institutes or enterprises. Click for further details.

President's Programme for Care of Highly Qualified Overseas Pakistanis

The aim of the programme is to utilize services of expatriate Pakistani professionals in various field of specialization. Please click for further details.

STI Voice Newsletter

Science, Technology, Innovation,STI Voice, Volume 2, Numbers 3 and 4, 2016 is now available for our readers. Click th 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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