Quaid-e-Azam University has become successful in acquiring funds of over $16m from the alumni and stakeholders in order to develop advanced computational laboratories in Pakistan for the first time ever. The university aims at building high-quality, state-of-the-art and high-tech computer labs that will have software worth $16.3 million.
According to the information, the lab will be established in the Department of Earth Sciences at Quaid-e-Azam University with the cooperation of alumni and their funding. The lab will have an expensive software worth $16.3 million and six different systems which will encourage market-based research and competitive outputs. One of the officials said:
“This initiative is likely to uplift the research standards of the department significantly and is likely to pioneer a new culture of research at the department and the university”
Dr Amir Ali, who has been recently appointed as the chairman of the Department of Earth Sciences at Quaid-e-Azam University confirmed the development and has thanked the alumni with the help of whom this development has been made possible. He again reiterated in his speech that the development of this lab would have not been possible without the support of alumni and the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Muhammad Ali.
Therefore, Quaid-e-Azam University is putting in efforts for becoming the market leader and has also been applauded by Dr. Raja Qaiser Ahmed, General Secretary of the Academic Staff Association (ASA) of Quaid-e-Azam University.