Pakistani and Chinese institutes sign agreement to initiate academic collaboration

China Economic Net Islamabad: Pakistani Islamabad Medical and Dental College (IMDC) and Anhui Medical University (AHMU) of Hefei Anhui have entered into an agreement to initiate academic collaboration. Managing Director IMDC, Yasir Khan Niazi and President AHMU Dr CaO YUN XIA signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations, said an official statement issued […]

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International Islamic University Islamabad invites applications for Chinese language courses

China Economic Net Islamabad: Pakistan’s International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) this week invited applications for Chinese language courses. A spokesperson of IIUI said that successful applicants will be able to learn four languages including Chinese, Urdu, English and Persian. He added that the eligible candidates have been asked to submit applications by January 17. Chinese, […]

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Japan-sponsored vocational training centre completed in Mirpurkhas

Newswire Karachi: The Government of Japan extended a grant of $89,283 to Advocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundation for “The Project for Constructing ARTS Vocational Training Centre in Mirpurkhas” under the scheme of Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). Through this grant, they constructed a vocational training centre in the rural area […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo concerned about Afghan children’s future

Newswire Rome: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo said this week that he was concerned about the future of the Afghan children. “Today, on World Children’s Day, my thoughts go to them and their future,” he tweeted, citing the children in the war-torn country where he worked hard for peace until August. Ambassador Stefano […]

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Using mechanical tools improves our language skills, study finds

Our ability to understand the syntax of complex sentences is one of the most difficult language skills to acquire. In 2019, research had revealed a correlation between being particularly proficient in tool use and having good syntactic ability. A new study, by researchers from Inserm, CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and Université Lumière Lyon […]

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Chevening Mentoring Scheme 2021-22 focuses on women, minorities

Newswire Islamabad: Head of Communication Pakistan Network, Fouzia Younis this week launched the second phase of the Chevening mentoring scheme at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The scheme is designed to support women and minorities who are lawyers and entrepreneurs to enhance their skills, knowledge and work performance. The British High Commission […]

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Japan contributes $6.5 million to support safe access to quality education for children in rural Damascus and Aleppo

Newswire Damascus: The Government of Japan has contributed US$6.5 million to support scaling up the access of vulnerable children to safe learning facilities, via light rehabilitation, as well as enhanced education outcomes, through teacher training in the governorates of Aleppo and Rural Damascus in Syria. The funding will ensure close to 24,000 children benefit from […]

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Top Karachi universities to get Chinese hybrid buses

Gwadar Pro Karachi: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi said this week that Port Qasim will gift Chinese hybrid buses to the University of Karachi, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Sindh Medical College (SMC) and NED University. Speaking to journalists here, he remarked that the government wanted to facilitate the top educational […]

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First education supervision regulation since PRC’s founding

Wan Lin and Lu Yameng China’s first official regulation on education supervision since the founding of the People’s Republic of China took effect this week. Education authorities said the regulation will mainly focus on local governments and schools’ implementation of the newly introduced measures to reducing pressure on students and parents as China further advances […]

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British Chevening scholarship awarded to 42 Pakistani scholars

Newswire Islamabad: The British High Commission organised a virtual pre-departure event this week for Pakistani scholars who have been awarded the Chevening scholarship 2021-22.This year, 42 Pakistani scholars have been selected through a rigorous recruitment process and will soon proceed to the UK to study a one year master’s programme, funded by the UK Government’s […]

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Space scientists reveal secret behind Jupiter’s ‘energy crisis’

New research published in Nature has revealed the solution to Jupiter’s ‘energy crisis’, which has puzzled astronomers for decades.Space scientists at the University of Leicester worked with colleagues from the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA), Boston University, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) to reveal the mechanism […]

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Japan to implement 7 new Japanese technical cooperation programs in Pakistan

Newswire Islamabad: The Government of Japan has decided to implement 7 new Japanese technical cooperation programs in Pakistan to cater the social needs and assist capacity building for growing industries at the federal and provincial level. Including these 7 programs, the Japanese Government will implement a total of 25 technical cooperation programs in Pakistan in […]

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UNOPS provided electricity for 135,000 school children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Newswire Peshawar: UNOPS Pakistan installed solar power plants in 1,240 schools in the seven southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in cooperation with the Elementary and Secondary Education Department of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and co-funded by the Saudi Fund for Development and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The project created a conducive learning […]

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Italian universities now offering courses in English: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarse

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarse has said that Italian universities were offering courses in English – a big attraction for the Pakistani students.In an interview, the envoy said previously the Italian universities were teaching in the national language which was a hurdle to draw students from countries like Pakistan. “Given that about […]

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CPEC: Rs 2 billion Pakistan-China Technical and Vocational Training Institute to be completed by December

Newswire QUETTA, June 14: Pakistan-China Technical and Vocational Training Institute with a total cost of Rs 2 billion will becompleted by December 2021 in the port city of Gwadar, Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan announced this week.The project is being built under the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Institute would help fulfilling maritime […]

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British Council offers 32 scholarships for Pakistani post grads to study in the UK

Islamabad: Pakistan, being the fifth most populous nation in the world and with one of the youngest populations, has been the focus for many countries looking to facilitate international students. According to UNESCO’s Global Flow of tertiary level students report, the country has an outbound mobility ratio of 3.1% – which was over 58,000 students […]

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University of Haripur wins international recognition by joining CPEC consortium of education

Gwadar Pro Haripur: The University of Haripur (UoH) has won international recognition by joining the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) consortium of education, Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Anwarul Hasan Gilani said.VC said that the UoH was the only higher education institution in the province that has 10 senior professors and 22 Assistant Professors on its faculty. The […]

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Iona Thomas awards certificates to participants of Chevening Mentoring Scheme

Newswire Islamabad: Iona Thomas, Acting Deputy High Commissioner at the British High Commission in Islamabad, hosted a reception at her residence on Thursday for participants of the inaugural Chevening Mentoring Scheme. The British High Commission launched the inaugural Chevening Mentoring Scheme last year. The project was designed for entry level lawyers and entrepreneurs with leadership […]

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Ambassador of China attends virtual Chinese new year celebrations at The Millennium Education

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: The Millennium Education (TME) & Millennium Confucius Classroom (MCC) marks the virtual Chinese New Year Celebration “The Year of Ox” and 70th anniversary of Pakistan China diplomatic relations together with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Nong Rong and Cultural Counsellor Mr. Zhang Heqing at The Millennium Education, One […]

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We must ensure the illustrious history of Arabic literature translates to global acclaim

Sara Al-Mulla “One Thousand and One Nights,” also known as “Arabian Nights,” remains one of the most cherished and magical works in Arab literature. This collection of Middle Eastern folk tales takes the reader on a journey to the region, where he or she encounters bustling markets, adventurous voyages, love stories and mysterious supernatural creatures.The […]

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Poor nutrition in school years may have created 20 cm height gap across nations

A new global analysis led by Imperial College London, and published in journal The Lancet, has assessed the height and weight of school-aged children and adolescents across the world.The study, which used data from 65 million children aged five to 19 years old in 193 countries, revealed that school-aged children’s height and weight, which are […]

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Choose the UK, says Immigration Minister to Pakistani scholars

Islamabad: The UK minister responsible for visas and immigration has encouraged even more students from Pakistan to choose the UK as a place to study as the International Students Day was marked on November 17. Kevin Foster MP, Minister for Future Borders and Immigration, used the annual celebration of international students to make clear the […]

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Pakistani Youth learnt a lot in World Panda Youth Reporters Camp

Gwadar Pro Chengdu: World Panda Youth Reporters Camp was held in Chengdu. 20 outstanding youth from 6 countries, including 2 Pakistani youth, Zaid Ahmed and Aftab Ali took part in this event.They got opportunities to visit and interview Chengdu around 6 themes such as urban greening, urban industries, history, technology, sport, and entertainment. After this […]

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Japan provides JPY 471 million to UN-Habitat for building disaster resilient schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhaw

Covert Report Islamabad: The Government of Japan has agreed to provide grant assistance of 471 million Japanese Yen (JPY) to UN-Habitat for the project of “The Improvement of Disaster Resilient Schools Infrastructure” in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, aiming to provide a safe and stable educational environment to the students as well as the teachers.According to a […]

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FBR start tax awareness education in educational institutions

Covert Report Islamabad: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started holding tax educational awareness sessions in different educational institutes of Islamabad.Under the Letter of Understanding (LoU) signed between FBR and Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), said a statement issued by FBR. The part of bilateral LoU, the series of tax awareness educational session held in […]

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Single national curriculum to end social, economic disparities

Taj Nabi Khan Islamabad: Over the years, the class-based education system and multi-layered curriculum has widened polarization and created more social and economic disparities among different strata of the society leading to lack of tolerance and acceptability towards each other — those belonging to or graduating from somewhat ‘different systems of education’.Nelson Mandela said, “Education […]

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