The six key HR trends and challenges in the universities in Pakistan

The six key HR trends and challenges in the univesities in Pakistan

In the face of intense global competition, technological revolution and innovative business processes, universities in this region have been following highly orthodox, traditional and very conventional human resource management practices. Social media, legal and judicial activism, new legislations, accountability, unionism,and mushroom growth of the universities are some of the major …

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The four key secrets to the successful completion of Ph.D.

The four key secrets to the successful completion of Ph.D.

Doing a Ph.D. is not difficult, it is rather, time-consuming. One need not to be really a genius to get through. An ordinary, mediocre person, like me, can easily make it. A little smart work, perseverance and self-discipline will save the day. What I have personally observed, very ordinary people …

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The 10 most powerful barriers in developing strong university-industry linkages?

The 10 most powerful barriers in developing strong university-industry linkages?

University-industry collaboration is one of the wildly used interactive best practices, a powerful tool for generating a favourable environment for technological innovations and enhancing global competitiveness, eventually, advancing the interests of the industry as well as academia across the globe. Nevertheless, academia and industry have miserably failed to realize the …

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10 Reasons, why University needs Industry and Industry, needs University?

10 Reasons, why University needs Industry and Industry, needs University?

University-Industry linkage is critically important for the advancement of academia, growth of budding industries and development of national economies. This bourgeoning alliance is driven, mainly by educational, social, economic, scientific and technological forces. The public funding for higher education and research has dried up over the years, whereas, the forces …

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Understanding the difference between theoretical and conceptual frameworks

Understanding the difference between theoretical and conceptual frameworks

Theoretical underpinning, strong underlying support and sound justification are regarded as critically important for any research venture whether it is qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods study. Similarly, all PhD dissertations and research papers need to have a valid theoretical or conceptual framework to justify the standing and significance of the research …

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Performance of the Vice-Chancellors and ban on recruitment and selection in universities in Pakistan

Performance of the Vice-Chancellors and ban on recruitment and selection in universities in Pakistan

For performance evaluation of the Vice-Chancellors, serving in the public sector universities, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Higher Education Archives and Libraries Department for the first time, in the history of the universities has defined some pragmatic Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which is regarded as a positive step towards reforming …

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