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Institute of Science, Technology & Development
Dr. Arabella Bhutto
Tel 022 2772250-73 Ext-6710
Dr. Zahid Ali Memon
Tel 022 2772250-73 Ext-6702
Email: Zahid.email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology and Development (MUISTD) is established to produce highly qualified manpower at MS, MPhil and PhD degree level, as well as, to formally train the existing personnel already in charge in this field. It also conducts research on different aspects of effective and viable S&T policy framework and their strategies to achieve these objectives.
It is established to be a centre of excellence for teaching, training and research required to respond to the modern day challenges. Its R&D activities are aimed at focusing on all important issues relating to development, management, and exploitation of human and natural resources and other means and methods for rapid socio-economic development of the country. The clients of research results and training of this institute are universities, R&D organizations, government, industry, business, individuals in public and private sectors. It is intended to serve as a nerve centre and render suitable advice for the required scientific and technological development to academics, research, industry, business, government, etc.
In addition to policy and strategy MUISTD is also planning to equip the human resource to respond to the need of rapidly changing business environment. In the era of national and international competition the professional managers and decision makers require capabilities to perform exceptionally well and make informed, knowledgeable and visionary decisions in lines with effective policies. Therefore, in addition to MS programs in policy and strategy, MUISTD is starting MBA degree programs in different fields of specializations. The following programs are offered by MUISTD.
Through these programs MUISTD aims to develop and disseminate knowledge and devise S&T policies in consonance with the national priorities and goals taking different perspectives of socio-economic development into account.
Aims and Objectives
The main aims of the Institute are:
(a) To produce trained and qualified manpower:
(i) with experience of review of national policy with an insight and ability to look into and analyse
in depth any current and futuristic issue under question and determine proper approach and
route of its implementation to achieve the original and amended objects;
(ii) with an ability to examine the role and management of research and development within
national systems; and examine the nature of corporate and university research with concerns
such as international collaboration, university-industry links, priority setting, etc.;
(iii) with an experience of design and development of practical innovative projects and their
(iv) with an expertise to work with establishments of policy and review, research and
development, innovation and management in public and private sectors.
(b) To conduct research on issues of policy and development and disseminate its results for the benefit of academia, industry, business, government establishments and its use in decision making.
The main objectives of the Institute are:
(a) To conduct multidisciplinary teaching and research leading to MS, MPhil and PhD degrees and to conduct short term training programmes and refresher courses in the field of science and technology policy to produce the required qualified manpower. The postgraduate studies shall deal with:
(i) inquiring into nature and determinants and direction for scientific including social sciences,
engineering and technological education and research and development in the universities,
institutes and other organizations, in utilization of research, innovation and industrial
development, socio-economic change, etc.;
(ii) understanding the problems of efficient management and evaluation of this education, R&D
and other activities at the level of universities, R&D organizations, the industry and government
and their linkages; and identifying necessary changes in the strategies and policies;
(iii) inquiring into the consequences and implications of changes for economic, social, political,
environmental, etc. public policies and management.
(b) To diffuse the findings and disseminate research results among academics and researchers,
business and industry, and decision and policy makers.
(c) To strengthen interaction among the users of research of the Institute.
(d) To promote knowledge and understanding of main developments taking place in the world for
improving upon the national policies, plans, programmes and projects.
(e) To provide this facility for outside world in general and the developing countries in particular.
(f) To organize meetings, conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops, etc. and publish
(g) To develop international liaison and network with the similar institutions of the world.