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Pakistan needs to explore new venues for space research: Dr Vali Uddin

KARACHI: Vice-Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Prof. Dr. Vali Uddin said Pakistan needs to explore the new venues for space research in collaboration with the SUPARCO (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission), focusing on research towards the issues related to space.

While speaking at the closing ceremony of the space week program at the campus, he said there is a need to create awareness and impart education to the young generation for developing and training human resources to obtain benefits from space technology and motivate the youth to envision and create space applications for service to humanity.

However, “This is not possible unless space science is promoted among the youth as a career of high repute,” he added.

Dr Vali Uddin said, “It is for the first time that Sir Syed University had joined this important forum with collaborated partners and conducted activities regarding Space Week to explore the venues how space science/technology is beneficial for humans.”

“Space technology can help developments on Earth and it is imperative that we work together to resolve our energy issues as it will help to sustain our planet,” he added.

The VC said through mutual sharing of information and technology we can all benefit from the technological advances made. By opening the discussion between users and space experts we hope to find out how space technology can help future developments, he said.

SSUET used the famous Russian Batik Artist Victoria Nikulana’s painting SATURN as the mascot of the SSUET celebrations of the World Space Week.   

Earlier Chairperson Mathematics Department, Prof. Dr. Rashid Kamal Ansari, welcomed the Vice-Chancellor including the guest from Russia and gave a brief account of the space-related research taken by the university.

At the end of the ceremony, the Chairperson of the Mathematics Department, Prof. Dr. Rashid Kamal Ansari, presented the photograph of the painting SATURN to the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Vali Uddin.

The painting, contributed by the Russian Batik Painter Victoria Nikulina, was used as a mascot of the SSUET celebrations of the World Space Week.

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