Islamabad : A national conference on Physics and emerging sciences was held here at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), laying greater focus on promoting research culture and linking the same with the country’s socio-economic issues.
It was sixth such event, organized by the University’s Physics department in the recent years. The conference was largely attended by the research scholars and students of M.Phil and PhD from various educational institutions of the country.
Inaugurating the conference, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui underlined the importance of research-based activities in the socio-economic development and improving the living conditions of the people. Besides this, special cash awards were given to the faulty members and the students for doing internationally compatible quality research work and producing commercially viable projects.
A special fund for research and development (R and D) was constituted for constructing and disseminating knowledge, through research journals and conferences.