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81 Pakistanis Among World’s Top 2% Scientists
Eighty one (81) Pakistani academics have figured in the list of the world’s top two per cent scientists in a global list issued by the United States’ Stanford University. The global list, compiled by Prof John Ioannidis and his team, carries names of 159,683 people from all scientific disciplines. All these authors have been selected on the basis of an international evaluation of their research papers and classified based on…
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Seven Reasons to Join The FYP Accelerator
For Computer Science students, the Final Year Project (FYP) plays a crucial role in not only acquiring the degree, but also kick starting a fulfilling career. The FYP Accelerator is a platform by 10Pearls Labs aimed to help CS students take their FYP to the next level. 10Pearls Labs is the innovation and R&D arm of 10Pearls, where work is done on transformative technologies and bringing unique ideas to life.…
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Pakistan-born astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala named dean of MIT School of Science
Pakistan-born quantum astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala has been named the new dean of the MIT School of Science, one of the five schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), it emerged on Tuesday. According to MIT News, she will become the new dean from September 1 and will succeed Michael Sipser, who will return to the faculty as the Donner Professor of Mathematics after six years of service. Mavalvala is renowned…
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The true story of how 10 million meals reached those who need it the most in Pakistan
While the coronavirus has been wreaking havoc indiscriminately in all parts of the world, it has had a ten-fold impact in most under developed countries and their large populations, paralysing already tottering health and welfare systems. In Pakistan, the outbreak is believed to have caused an economic slowdown that amounts to a staggering loss of Rs2.5 trillion, with about three million jobs likely to be lost at the very beginning; worst affected out…
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Pakistani researchers among winners of Facebook misinformation project
Facebook announced the winners of its Foundation Integrity Research: Misinformation and Polarization request for proposals. Pakistan’s Ayesha Ali, Agha Ali Raza and Ihsan Ayyub Qazi from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), are among the list of winners from around the globe, whose proposal shone during the competitive selection process. Misinformation and polarization are fundamental challenges Facebook faces, not just as a company with the mission of bringing people together…
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25 women under 25 will be awarded for their extraordinary accomplishments
The Little Art director said the objective was to find young women whose stories can be shared with schoolchildren as role models. The 25 Under 25 Award is an initiative to recognise 25 exceptional young women under the age of 25 who have stories of passion and resilience to inspire young girls, says a press release. The Little Art director/founder Shoaib Iqbal said the objective for the initiative was to…
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NUST becomes only Pakistani university in top 300 world universities of Engineering and Technology
Building upon its impeccable reputation globally as a quality Higher Education Institution (HEI) with a strong academic and Research and Development base, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has unlocked yet another crowning achievement in world rankings through becoming the only Pakistani university in top 300 world universities in Engineering and Technology. “NUST has not only retained its No. 1 position in Pakistan in the discipline of Engineering and Technology,…
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Three Pakistanis shortlisted for Cambridge’s ‘Dedicated Teacher’ award
As many as three Pakistani teachers have been shortlisted for Cambridge University Press’ the ‘Most Dedicated Teacher Award 2020’. This was disclosed on Wednesday as the Cambridge University Press (CUP) released a 50-member shortlist which included teachers from across the world. The three teachers from Pakistan to make it on the shortlist include Rawalpindi division resident Samara Farrukh, who teaches at the Beaconhouse school system’s Pothohar Campus. Others on the…