Pakistan expected to climb from 47th to 27th place in 2018

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  1. Zarvin

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    Pakistan is expected to have second highest increase in research output ranking in the world, increasing from its current position of 43 to 27 in 2018. An encouraging news for higher education sector in Pakistan, the ranking is announced by the Scopus, world’s largest abstract, citation database of research literature and analytical tool similar to Web of Science (Impact Factor).

    The Scopus initiated a forecasting exercise on predicting in April 2011 under the topic, “How World Scientific Output will be in 2018”. According to the results of this mega exercise based on the research output from 2003-2010, Pakistan is expected to have the second highest increase in research output ranking in the world.

    Commenting on this development, HEC Executive Director Professor Dr. Sohail H. Naqvi said this ranking recognises the tremendous growth in research in higher education sector of Pakistan over the past ten years and it also predicts the a bright future for research in Pakistan.” The HEC has accomplished more in nine years since its establishment than was achieved in the first 55 years of Pakistan’s existence. Recently, six Pakistani universities have been ranked among the top 300 Asian universities.

    Research output has grown eight-folds since 2002 (from 815 in 2002 to 6,200 in 2011). Around 80 per cent of these research publications from Pakistan are coming from higher education institutions. Output has more than doubled just in the last 3 years and is expected to double again in the next 3 years.

    More than 5,000 Pakistani scholars have been facilitated to present their research work in leading conferences of the world. The HEC Video Conference Network is established in all public sector universities by covering 31 cities. The network is recognised one of the mega interactive network by having total 79 purpose built e-classroom based videoconference set-up.

    Access to 140 plus free software provided to over 1 million students in higher education sector and there has been more than 80,000 downloads from 68 universities during 2011-12. During 2011-12, a total of 447 accredited lectures/ lecture series have been conducted by both Local and Foreign Speakers under the Virtual Education Programme, totalling to 1,043 lectures since commencement of programme.

    The academic circles have termed the Scopus ranking as great success and honour for the county in particular and higher education sector in general. They believe that if the continuous support may be given to this sector and the faculty continues their work with same zeal and vigour, Pakistani higher education sector can win more laurels for the country.

    Pakistan expected to climb from 47th to 27th place in 2018 - thenews.com.pk
     
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    your literacy rate came from 65% in 1947 to 47 % in 2010.:laugh::laugh:


    tumahre muh se education and research ki bate achi nahi lagti:taunt::taunt:
     
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    Virendra Moderator Moderator

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  5. Bangalorean

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    Heh, today was a bad day for you to post this thread about Pakistani "research output". :heh: This is a separate post which I made earlier today:

     
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    @Bangelorean

    So one guy makes a low quality research paper and that means they're all low quality? Remember it was Pakistanis that first questioned his authenticity.
     
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    Zarvin,

    Can you post that prediction by scopus??. Can you post the original source. I tend to disbelieve pakistani sources.
     
  8. Bangalorean

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    Well, maybe not everyone in Pakistan comes up with such junk. But considering that I made that post this very day, when you wrote about Pakistani research papers, this certainly deserved a mention. :D
     
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    And I will also concede that Pakistanis were the ones who questioned the authenticity of that latest hoaxer - the water-car wallah.

    Now it would be good if some Pakistanis questioned the authenticity of that pindigeneously developed helicopter that we heard about last year. :D
     
  10. Zarvin

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    @Bangoloeran

    I can guarantee to you that no one with an ounce of intelligence is taking the water car joke as serious. Just go to any Pakistani forum.

    @Daredevil

    I will check it our when I get the chance.
     
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    well pakistan is known for much research in social sciences than physical science and it is evident from the no of researches and phds in ssc sector than phy sc sector. the recent surge in phy sc is though heartening for pakistanis but this nascent stage should be checked so that only a certain good quality research emerges out. as we have seen in a rejected research where a person is mingling religion into the phy sc( you might be knowing the opposite nature of both) then such things will only bring insult and humiliation.

    i hope the ultra strong influence of religion be it any donot destroy the sanctity of pure phy science in pakistan
     
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    I think Pakistan's research is a joke.

    Any high quality research out put is measure by the number of research papers you publish in respected journals and how many other research papers in that particular filed cite that research paper. A high quality paper usually gets high citations form other papers published in various journals. I had a look at a research paper on "research out put of Pakistan" which did similar research using Scopus database.

    http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/13917/1/ALIS 59(1) 25-38.pdf

    According to research paper, Pakistan produced 61 high-impact research papers in 10 years (2001-2010) and of these 49 are due to foreign collaboration. And of these 49 papers, only in 8 papers are Pakistani researchers and in the remaining ones they are side researchers. So, out of 61 papers, only 20 are actually produced by Pakistani research. So, basically Pakistan is publishing only 2 high quality papers in an year in quality journals.

    And here we have an article which says that Pakistan will move from 47th rank to 27th rank in research out put. Its pure bollocks. Gimme a break.
     
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    Is this news of PAKISTAN from the MAD magazine?
     
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    Even your top scientists are funny

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_Bashiruddin_Mahmood

    Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood is a Pakistani nuclear engineer and Islamic-scholar. A controversial figure, Bashiruddin Mahmood is widely popular in Pakistan's scientific and religious circles for his scientific interpretation and its relation to Quran. Mahmood, as an engineer, is an experienced atomic scientist and engineer who is known to largely contributed in the formative years of Pakistan's Nuclear Industry (PNI).

    Mahmood has published papers concerning djinni, which are described in the Qur'an as beings made of fire. He has proposed that djinni could be tapped to solve the energy crisis. I think that if we develop our souls, we can develop communication with them, Mr. Bashiruddin Mahmood said about djinni in The Wall Street Journal in an interview in 1988.

    The New York Times has described Mahmood as "an autodidact intellectual with grand aspirations," and noted that "his colleagues began to wonder if Mahmood was mentally sound."
     
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    Thats what happen when a guy is scientist and Islamic scholar both at the same time.
     
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    Awesome stuff. :clap:

    Pakistan needs more Islamic scholar-cum-scientists.
     
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    Abbottabad boy makes history by creating 7 operating systems - PakTribune

    Abbottabad boy makes history by creating 7 operating systems

    I tell you, it is so easy to pull the wool over the Paki awam's eyes!! :frusty: I'm telling you, if I had been born in Pakistan, I would have taken the entire country for a ride.

    This fellow probably downloaded some Linux distro from the internet and made some silly changes in the startup JPEG image, like putting his own name etc., at the tender age of 9. And along comes the Paki newsman, lapping it up. :sad:
     
  18. agentperry

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    well if he is getting some certification from then i guess it mean something. moreover microsoft certification too mean something
     
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    On Paki forums they are jumping with happiness on the fake water car fake news.
     
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    I know of a college-mate who was obsessed with Robotics.
    By the time we entered college, he already knew C++, he learnt assembly language by first year and wrote his own sytenx of programming language in assembly code, developed os kernel in that language, he also learnt soldering. And nothing of this was in his engg course. He also did some R&D on remote controlled motorcycle and jeep for his final year project. Not many knew him then.

    Later on he found his own robotics company in Ahmd. Now he gives interviews across India and is a TED fellow.
     
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    praneetbajpaie Tihar Jail Banned

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    Is the name of the company Gridbots?
     

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