Bahawalpur: 02 March : Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) has announced that Professor Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar, Vice Chancellor the Islamia University Bahawalpur has been invited to participate in deliberations on “Knowledge Crossing Borders: Building a Global Future through Research and Innovative Practices,” conference, jointly organized by the West Chester University of Pennsylvania & Universidad Nacional at Heredia, Costa Rica, West Chester, Pennsylvania. He will be part of the 40 members’ Presidential Conclave comprising of world prominent universities presidents, vice chancellors, rectors, leaders of major national and international organization having a commitment towards higher education. Presidential conclave will participate in deliberations on worldwide issues in higher education opportunities, access and excellence. Various discussion topics mutually agreed by all participating leaders are: promoting ethical behavior and ethical decision making; professional practices in teaching and learning, International cooperation across institutions of higher education, partnerships between governments, private sector enterprise and higher education, future of technology in higher education, achieving sustainable environment through research, teaching and modeling, the responsibility of higher education in advancing health care globally, higher education role in economic development and combating poverty and role of higher education in overcoming illiteracy.
Professor Dr. Mukhtar will address the august gatherings of eminent world educationist participating in International Conference on Higher Education that will be running concurrently with the Presidential Conclave. He will discuss about the “Globalization of Scientific Research and Development - A Viable Strategy to Alleviate International Economic Depression” Over the past few decades, rapid advancement in science and technology led to knowledge based economies. According to Professor Mukhtar, developed nations benefited greatly from research and development leaving behind those having relatively less access to emerging sciences. Trained manpower has been flocking to scientifically resource rich countries. Although every country tried to modernize its educational system, however, variations in national priorities and global recession severely hindered such efforts in country like Pakistan. Dr. Mukhtar will propose a strategy for globalization of translational products emerging from science and technology. He is of the opinion that sharing of intellectual resources will create opportunities in relatively less developed nations thus alleviating their economic issues and in parallel creating products at relatively less cost for international markets.