Industry-Academia Partnership for Knowledge Economy – Challenges and Opportunities
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As part of NUST’s Webinar Series 2020, Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences arranged a second webinar titled ‘Industry-Academia Partnership for Knowledge Economy – Challenges and Opportunities.’The session was led by Dr. Aneela Javed, Associate Professor, Healthcare Biotechnology at ASAB on 20th July, 2020. She enlightened the audience with the need and development of knowledge economy through history. Special emphasis was laid on the key elements that must be focused on, in developing countries like Pakistan to develop a sustainable model for knowledge economy. Moreover, the importance of industry academia linkages and quality translational research was also highlighted. The webinar was attended by students and faculty alike and was greatly appreciated for its relevance to the current situation, where industry academia linkages can prove to be a way forward in improving Pakistan’s current economic status and make the country self-sufficient in combating the challenges that it faces today.