HSM Doctoral Conference 2023 - The Sustainable Development Goals and Doctoral Research
Monday, March 06 2023
Dr Hasan Murad School of Management (HSM) at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) hosted the HSM Doctoral Conference 2023 - The Sustainable Development Goals and Doctoral Research on March 2-3, 2023.
Dr Naveed Yazdani, Dean HSM - UMT welcomed the participants at the opening session of the HSM Doctoral Conference and discussed the inspiration behind the HSM Doctoral Conference and Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad's (late) remembrance and vision, who established UMT and was the conference's main proponent.
Dr Farrah Arif, Associate Dean HSM, discussed the Sustainable Development Goals and their importance in the context of Pakistan.
Prof. Dr. Shahid Munir, Chairperson - Punjab Higher Education Commission-PHEC, addressed the conference as a Chief Guest. He emphasized how crucial it is for doctoral students to choose research topics that are impactful in the context of Pakistan. He also listed a few prominent areas where research is required to improve the economy of Pakistan.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha, spoke as a guest of honor at the conference. He shared examples of Pakistani academic best practices for conducting valuable and influential doctoral research.
The CEO of Abacus Consulting Technology Limited, Fatima Asad-Said, as a keynote speaker shared the industry perspective on doctoral research.
Panel Discussion was held on the topic "Sustainable Development Goals and Doctoral Research: Comparing Global and Local Practices" with panelists from industry and academia.
- Dr Muhammad Shehryar Shahid, Associate Professor, SDSB, LUMS
- Dr Asher Ramish, Assistant Professor, HSM, UMT
Amir Hussain, Production Manager, Tetra Pak
- Ms Naila Sabahat, Key Account Director, SAP, Pakistan
- Dr Irem Batool, Associate Professor, HSM, UMT
Panel Discussion was held on the topic "Do PhD Theses Contribute to the Industry in Pakistan?" with panelists from industry and academia.
- Ms Anila Tauqir, COO and Executive Director, Resham Textile Industries Limited
- Dr Rukhsana Kalim, Professor, HSM, UMT
Atif Alvi, Dean, SST, UMT
- Mr Asif Rafique, DGM Planning, Sapphire Group
- Dr Faiza Ali, Associate Professor, SDSB, LUMS
- Dr Jawad Syed, Professor, SDSB, LUMS