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NUST Represented at APQN 2010 Conference and Annual General Meeting
Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Conference-2010 and Annual General Meeting were held at Bangkok, Thailand on 3-5 March, 2010. During the Conference, Director Quality Assurance NUST, Air Cdre (R) Engr Muhammad Ismail presented a paper titled “Quality Assurance and Self Assessment - A Pakistani Perspective”. He explained various aspects of the quality assurance and self assessment, modes of their implementation, response of universities (particularly NUST) and challenges to quality assurance process. Besides, Engr Muhammad Ismail, on the invitation of Dr Antony Stella, Chairperson of the Conference Organizing Committee, participated in a plenary as a panelist, wherein he expressed his views on the topic “Does External QA enhance Internal QA? Institutional Perspective!” In order to support the topic, he delivered a presentation and introduced EQA and IQA, highlighted Pakistani initiatives in quality assurance and self assessment, institutional quality assurance activities in Pakistan with special reference to HEC and NUST and positive effects of EQA on enhancing IQA. His views were widely accepted by the audience and were publically supported by the chairperson of the plenary Ms Dorte Kristoffersen, USA. Engr Muhammad Ismail also attended the Annual General Meeting of APQN, wherein progress on ongoing APQN projects and plans for the next year were reviewed.