ISLAMABAD – National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) Friday arranged one-day workshop “Young Researchers’ Skill Development”, here Friday.
The workshop was aimed to inculcate basic research skills and expertise in the young researchers who are novice and not well-conversant with research trends. This event was conducted in collaboration with Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Department of Biochemistry, University of Karachi.
Chairman PSF Dr.Manzoor H. Soomro while addressing, emphasised on the inquiry based learning system promotion contemporary to traditional educational system which spoils the creative and innovative abilities of students. PSF is funding different projects related to the promotion of scientific and technological research.
He said that industrial development process requires strong academia and industrial linkage and PSF has started few projects in this regard.
Intellectuals with excellent oratorical skills came to enlighten students with current research arena and trends and covered diverse topics of research skill development including ethical concerns, research funding, scientific collaboration, Innovation and entrepreneurship, Plagiarism, Foreign Scholarships and research proposal writing etc.
President NAYS Aftab Ahmed said such events provide forum to the young researchers to gain maximum knowledge about their field. Students from different universities participated in the workshop and insisted on conducting such activities on monthly basis in different cities and institutions.
Some of them suggested conducting different sessions where they can share their ideas regarding scientific innovations. Accomplishment of workshop objectives was reflected by the students’ eagerness for further future activities of this kind.
Motivated students from other cities like Peshawar and Multan also came to attend the workshop. NAYS is also trying to facilitate these motivated young researchers at their home cities in collaboration with PSF.