Professor Dr Asghar Zaidi, the vice chancellor of Government College University (GCU) Lahore, has published his first journal paper for the GCU in a reputed high-impact international journal on social policy. Professor Zaidi had more than 40 international journal articles to his credit, but this one is his first as a faculty member of the GCU Lahore.

According to a press note, Professor Zachary A. Morris and Professor Zaidi’s article titled “Estimating the extra costs of disability in European countries: Implications for poverty measurement and disability-related decommodification” was accepted to be published in the Journal of European Social Policy, a peer-reviewed academic journal publishing since 1991.

The GCU senior faculty members welcomed the publication, saying that the VC’s research work led from the front. “It would not only help improving the GCU’s ranking in the World University Ranking but also it encourages young faculty members to aim to publish their work in top ranked journals,” they said.

Meanwhile, Professor Dr Asghar Zaidi was also scheduled to address the 2019 Global Symposium on Ageing and Low Fertility to be held today (Monday, Dec 2, 2019) in Seoul, South Korea.

Eminent experts from all over the world would attend 2019 Global Symposium, titled “Population Ageing in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution”. They would discuss social policy challenges linked with low birth rate and population ageing issues in Asian and other countries across the world.

Professor Zaidi would present his new research for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia-Pacific (UN-ESCAP) on developing the new Asian Active Ageing Index (AAI) for two Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries (Indonesia and Thailand) as well as China, Korea, Japan and the EU countries. These countries were among the fastest ageing societies in the world.

The Global Symposium would be hosted by Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea on December 2 & 3, 2019. Professor Zaidi was in Seoul finishing up his teaching commitments before returning to Lahore this week.

It was pertinent to mention that Professor Zaidi came to the GCU Lahore with a vast experience of teaching, research and administration at the world’s top ranked institutes including London School of Economics, University of Oxford, University of Southampton, Erasmus University and Seoul National University, South Korea.

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