5 Days STEM Faculty Training Workshop on BioSciences

The Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC), Virtual University of Pakistan organized a 5 days faculty training workshop on undergraduate STEM Faculty Training with the collaboration of the British Council, which provided preparation for STEM faculty members in effective teaching strategies and the evidence that supports these strategies.

The workshop was conducted in the blended mode. The goal of the workshop was to train the teachers of higher education institutions (HEIs) to generate knowledge and promote research uptake for national development. This is in line with the higher education commission’s (HEC) strategic plan aimed at enhancing the transformation and utilization of knowledge, research, and innovation capacity of public and private higher education institutions to conduct and sustain strategic and quality research that will contribute to the development needs of Pakistan.

The first phase of the workshop was specifically designed for professionals, teachers, and students of the bio-sciences department. Eminent scholars from UK & Pakistan trained the participants about the latest techniques in Biosciences.

The workshop was broadcasted live on Virtual University’s YouTube channel from March 14, 2022, to March 18, 2022. The e-certificates were also awarded to workshop participants from Virtual University and British Council. In the second and third phases, the dynamics of Mathematics and Computer sciences will be covered simultaneously. The date for the second and third phases will be announced at a later stage.