Dear friends and perspective conference participants
It’s indeed a great pleasure for me to welcome you at the first International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Educational Research and Practices (IC-ETERP) being held in August 2019 at the picturesque KIU Campus Ghizer. KIU has been mandated to provide opportunities of higher education and research at the door steps of youth of the Gilgit-Baltistan region. In line with this aim, KIU sub campuses were established at Hunza Ghizer and Chilas to extend our outreach to the masses. The sub campus of Astore district and Nigar districts are also planned in 2019-2020. The Ghizer campus has made tremendous progress in a short span of one year and it’s team deserves appreciation.
While emphasizing over our vision of creating Sustainable Mountain Society through their education and socioeconomic development, we have focused on good quality education, community needs driven research, initiating Engineering Education, developing technological and physical infrastructure and national & international collaboration. In context KIU organized three Conferences at main campus in the areas of Medicinal Plant Research, Engineering & Management and Early Childhood Development. This year we have planned series of conferences at sub campuses to take the national and international expertise to the sub campuses.
We are in the age of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), where the advent of ICT has transformed the education, work and life of everyone one way or the other way. Pakistan has the largest number of young population with cell phones in their hands. Various technological platforms have offered flexible, affordable and accessible alternatives for education and research. The future generation of youth will be ” Tele-generation” with high ended technology tools at their fingertips.
I am sure that through transdisciplinary research and sharing it at the conference platform, the audience will collaborate with each other for developing networks. KIU and it’s Faculty & Students will learn from the diversified experience of the delegates and will continue to work in future as well. I appreciate the hard work of organizing team and Campus Director for arranging a memorable event. I pray for your safe travel back to your homes and will look forward for your support in our future endeavours.
With profound regards
(Engr. Prof. Dr. Attaullah Shah)
Chairperson IC-ETERP & Vice Chancellor, Karakoram International University(KIU), Gilgit Pakistan