PESHAWAR: Twenty-five teachers of the University of Peshawar (UoP) have won research productivity awards of Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad, for the year 2011.
In this connection, a certificate distribution ceremony was held at the Area Study Centre in the University of Peshawar (UoP) on Thursday. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan gave away the awards to the winners.
The number of award winner scientists of the UoP was the highest among all universities in the country this year.
Twenty-one among them hailed from chemical sciences, two from earth sciences and one each from environmental and biological sciences.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan said that the university was proud of its faculty.
He added that the science departments of the varsity especially the chemical sciences have shown excellent performance and their efforts have been acknowledged by Ministry of Science and Technology.
The vice-chancellor urged the faculty members to focus attention on establishing more and more academia industry linkages so that local industries could take benefits from them and come up with state of the art products at economical prices.
Azmat Hayat maintained that researches on changing dynamics of the country and outbreak of a possible epidemic should be done so that timely guidelines can be suggested to the policy makers and the general public could be made aware of the same to take preventive measures.
He also announced formation of a committee under the chairmanship of senior dean to support such researches and recommend their findings to the authorities concerned.The news.