Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Fully Funded Research Opening at National Institute of Information Technology

Fully Funded Research Opening at National Institute of Information Technology
Sent to VTTP Research-Network By Mr Ashiq Anjum
National University of Science and Technology (NUST)
Nationial Insitute of Information Technology (NIIT(

NUST Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) is a premier institution
offering education in various disciplines of Computer science and
Information technology. Being a constituent college of NUST, It has shown
tremendous growth in all aspects of good education in the concerned
disciplines. Being a forerunner in cutting edge technologies like Grid
computing , Embedded Systems, Multiagent Systems and Wireless
applications, it has established active research collaborations with
prestigious organizations and universities like European Organization for
Nuclear Research(CERN) Switzerland, California Institute of
Technology(Caltech ) USA ,University of West of England UK, Kyung Hee
University south Korea , Comtec and Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan,
University of Portsmouth UK and this list goes on increasing. Apart
successful collaboration with these top notch institutes, many more such
international collaborations are in pipeline and NIIT management under the
dynamic supervision of Prof.Dr.Arshad Ali (Dean and DG, NIIT) is striving
to create a pool of highly skilled and talented research force to boost
this on going collaboration process except marinating and enriching the
existing linkages.

Just to mention that CERN is a prestigious international laboratory where
Tim Berners-Lee brought a revolution by inventing World Wide Web(WWW) in
1989 and Caltech is the top Notch USA university where 29 faculty members
have the honor to be Nobel laureates. Researchers and Students are
provided opportunities to carry out their research as apart of their
graduate (Master and PhD) programs with these international organizations
either at NIIT or by mutually arranged visits of faculty and researchers.
A number of graduates from this research group have been able to visit
abroad to get exposure of the facilities offered by our collaborator
organizations and equally good strength has been able to win scholarships
for higher degrees. A good percentage of these researchers and graduates
have been internationally placed for higher education and in Multinational
companies as well. Recently NIIT got a European Union funding for boosting
research work with UWE UK, BIT China and with a French University. Some of
students will get PhD in collaboration with Motorola as well under this
funding. Similarly some PhD students have been supported and financed by
Kyung Hee University and will be placed at Samsung after graduation. Some
students were supported for PhD by University of Portsmouth and Comtec
Japan as well .Similarly many short and long research visits have been
sponsored by Caltech USA, CERN, UWE,HEC and by other special funds which
NIIT manages from time to time from various international and local
resources. The research culture and efforts can be perceived by the fact
that in the last four or five days, two international workshops were held
on cutting edge topics at NIIT.Campus has a state of the art Video
Conferencing facility which has reduced the knowledge barriers and
researchers can share virtually their knowledge and can exchange the
ideas with international scientists.NIIT researchers and faculty has
successful track record of publications and participation in international

Recently NIIT has been awarded a Mega research grant by Higher Education
Commission to carry out research in the applied aspects of the Grid
computing and related areas. To broaden our research base and enhance the
manpower, NIIT requires talent graduates from very good universities which
must be competent, highly skilled(Experience will be a definitely plus
),willing to work hard and serious enough to complete their PhD's under
the demanding circumstances of international collaborations. Selection
will be based on merit. Aspiring candidates must have very good
communication and interpersonal skills, confidence, intellectual
capability and can work independently .He/she must be self learner and a
good team player as well.

For details please contact,
Prof Dr Arshad Ali
NUST Institute of Information Technology
166A Street 9, Chaklala Scheme III
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel Off: 92 - 51 - 9280443, 92 - 51 - 9280658 Ext 101,
Mobile: 0320 - 4918064

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