NUST Institute of Policy Studies – University based Think Tank for contribution to National policy formulation

Islamabad, April 01, 2019 (PPI-OT): The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan’s Higher Education Institution, launches its major policy research and advocacy center on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi, will preside over the event as Chief Guest. The Launch will be attended by statesmen, senior civil and military functionaries, diplomats, corporate leaders, noted intellectuals, academia, experts, scholars, and researchers.

The University is a key player in the process of nation-building through human resource development, advancement of science and technology, promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation, and national policy formulation, to facilitate the creation of knowledge economy. NUST plays an important role in the country’s positive image building and perception management through active interaction within and outside Pakistan.

The NUST Institute of Policy Studies (NIPS) will help to utilize the high policy formulation and advisory potential of the university, in line with the best practices of the top university-affiliated think tanks in the world. The associational network of NIPS is broad-based, representing domestic and global multi-disciplinary academic and multi-sectoral professional expertise.

The think tank plans to provide original, scientific, well-articulated, and multidimensional policy research, analysis, and advocacy in key areas like Economy governance and socioeconomic development, IR-Geopolitics and security, CPEC – Belt and road initiative, Water-Energy and Environment, Policy formulation for Knowledge economy and Science Parks. NIPS is envisioned to capture the general direction of multi-tiered change in the overall evolution of state, market and society.

The NIPS Advisory Council consists of eminent multi-sectoral stakeholders to provide high-level advice and guidance to the functioning of NIPS. NIPS advisory council includes the following experts: Dr Ashfaque Hasan Khan (Director General NIPS – Dean and Principal NUST School of Social Sciences and Humanities and Member Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory council), Dr Sania Nishtar ( Chairperson BISP), Engineer Shams ul Mulk (Former Chairman WAPDA), Dr Atta ur Rehman (Former Chairman HEC), Dr Salman Shah (Former Finance Minister), Ambassador Riaz Khokar (Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan), Lieutenant General Masud Aslam (Retd) (Former Commander 11 Corps), Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib (Founder and Chairman Akhuwat Foundation).

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