Renowned Scientist Prof Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman visits GCU

Renowned Scientist Prof Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman visits GCU

Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman at GCU

Prof Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman, former Chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and former Minister for Science and Technology delivered an inspiring talk at Government College University (GCU) Lahore on the exciting role of science.

Prof Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman stressed that this world is driven by education, and it is crucial for us to channel our energies and allocate resources towards enhancing education, science, and technology, and by doing so, we can propel Pakistan onto the path of development and prosperity.

During the event, a cutting-edge Prof Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman Central Laboratory of Life Sciences was unveiled at GCU, named after Prof Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman to honor his significant contributions to higher education and scientific advancement. The Central Laboratory, established by GCU in the last financial year from its own resources, aims to extend support for research and innovation.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Asghar Zaidi expressed deep admiration for Prof Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman, referring to him as a source of national pride. He highlighted the remarkable impact of Prof Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman’s leadership, with over 1,300 papers published in international journals under his guidance, emphasizing his influence in scientific research.

Prof Zaidi with Prof Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman also inaugurated the renovated Stephenson Natural History Museum. The Museum underwent restoration in the previous financial year, preserving its historical significance and 6000 specimens of animals and birds.

During his speech, Prof Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman emphasized the crucial role of science and technology in driving socio-economic development. He cited success stories of high-tech exporting nations like Singapore and highlighted advancements in Artificial Intelligence and in quantum computing for other countries like China, demonstrating how science fiction is turning into reality.

Prof Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman shared fascinating applications of scientific research, such as using paper as a bulletproof jacket and transforming stone into paper. He also mentioned innovations in e-textiles, allowing a single trace to generate multiple designs.

In his closing remarks, Prof Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman encouraged embracing challenges and praised the rapid development of GC University Lahore under the leadership of Dr Asghar Zaidi, a historical institution. He emphasized that knowledge is paramount in today’s world, and Pakistan’s progress depends on education, science, and technology, as its true wealth lies in its skilled workforce.

Prof Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman’s visit and enlightening lecture left an inspirational impact on students and teachers, fostering a culture of scientific curiosity and innovation within the university. His insights will pave the way for a brighter future for Pakistan through education and technology.

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