Speakers at the PCST
conference, taking place on 25-27 June, 2008 include Diego Golombeck, a scientist from Argentina specialising in science communication, and Anja C.
PIDE and PCST
(Pakistan Institute of Development Economics and Pakistan Council of Science and Technology) (2004) Agriculture: National Development Vision of Pakistan.
Senator Karim Ahmed Khawaja asked the Chairperson of PCST
to start celebrating days with reference to renowned Pakistani scientists not only to tribute them for their services but also to generate awareness and interest among people.
is acting as a secretariat of NCST, scientific data collection centre, and Science and Technology (S&T) policy advice think tank, encouraging high performance in S&T workers through cash awards, promoting international cooperation and publishing reports and reviews on the state of S&T in Pakistan, official sources told here today.
The Chairperson PCST
said , if combined with a formal apprenticeship program in the local industrial sector, it will help to overcome program of non-availability of technically competent manpower.
Once launched, the channel will cover science and technology educational activities in addition ", Chairperson PCST
Dr Mudassar Asrar told here today.
According to a report issued by the PCST
, the ranking of the scientists who have been declared as top 'Productive Scientists' of Pakistan by the Council include Prof.
Citing the example of Japan, the PCST
Chairperson said that Japan was spending 5 percent of GDP on R&D activities.
Once launched, the channel will cover science and technology educational activities in addition", Chairperson PCST
Dr Mudassar Asrar told here on Sunday.
manages the Research Productivity Award (RPA) every year for the productive scientists of the country with an aim to encourage them for their valuable contribution in serving the nation in various fields.
said it is also important that the terms of agreement between Pakistan and a partner country give sufficient liberty to relevant organizations in both countries for proposing joint projects.
Talking to reporter, Chairperson PCST
Dr Mudassar Asrar said "Traditionally women have dominated health sciences and have neglected the fields of physics, Mathematics, engineering and basic sciences", adding it is now vital to encourage women to attract them in these non-traditional areas.