President Dr. Arif Alvi has emphasized the importance of creating a linkage between academic research and the public policy formulation process.
He was chairing a meeting with Vice Chancellors/Heads of Universities in Islamabad today (Wednesday).
The President said that universities have crucial role towards human resource development, which ultimately contribute towards socio-economic progress of the country.
He underscored that industry of Pakistan cannot develop without collaboration of the universities.
He directed to formulate a committee to work on review of curricula and duration of study period for various degrees.
This committee should also review quality compliance and standardization across higher education sectors.
The President directed the Vice Chancellors to develop and strengthen international collaborations between Pakistani universities and reputed foreign universities in order to benefit from each other experiences.