Vice Chancellor's Message
Anyone who has been involved with higher education cannot undermine the fact that there is a change underway in our higher education system. Multifariously, the transformation mirrors that of the economy as a whole. No longer can a university isolate itself from the outside world. Higher education is in the midst of a major transformation that is fundamentally redefining the relationship of universities to the broader community. This transformation is occurring at every level of higher education, from undergraduate to research-intensive doctoral domains. It is becoming an increasingly global phenomenon as universities around the world seek to redefine themselves in ways that will enable them to become significant actors in the modern, knowledge-based economy.
Keeping itself congruent to these transformations BUITEMS is becoming fully integrated member of its community and environment in ways large and small, contributing to the physical environment through campus architecture and the cultural environment by fostering creativity and expression. The University and its community have become inextricably linked through economic and geographic ties. This evolving relationship presents both sides with opportunities and challenges, and BUITEMS realizes that a spirit of cooperation can yield mutually beneficial results for all stakeholders; the University may need to expand its campus, and a city may be looking to revitalize an industrial zone, or a small business may be looking to expand its sales. It has been proven internationally through extensive case studies, that maintenance of positive relationships between universities and their publics add value to a university itself and the communities they serve.
The presence of a university can have both a direct and indirect impact in bringing economic development and opportunity to a region. I have found that the quality of an area’s educational system, particularly higher education, can be the difference-maker when negotiating economic development deals such as CPEC’s ubiquity within the province of Balochistan. Within BUITEMS currently, there is a growing interest in considering how best to assist the learning for professional occupations across region. This interest is arising from the increased emphasis within the University on programs that aim to prepare students for specific occupational outcomes usually for the professions, and growing expectations that these graduates will be job ready and able to engage in and move smoothly into effectively practicing their profession. Consequently, today, BUITEMS graduates are increasingly expected to possess the capacities to make a smooth transition into effective professional practice. All of this is made possible through educational programs that are being developed at the University with occupationally specific forms of conceptual, procedural, and dispositional capacities that comprise the canonical knowledge of the occupation and efforts have been directed to inculcate a reflexively critical capacity that prepares BUITEMS students to monitor, evaluate, and improve practice across working life.
The distinctive features of any entrepreneurial university are the strengthened steering core, the expanded developmental periphery, the diversified funding base, the stimulated academic heartland and the integrated entrepreneurial culture. These all reflect the product of a self-directed autonomy which innately encompass self-confidence.
In the pursuit of self-sufficiency and self-directed autonomy rather than derived autonomy, BUITEMS is also developing programs at academic peripheries, such as entrepreneurial programs to promote young start-ups. The ultimate idea is that the periphery, through generating resources, can protect the agile, creative and efficient young human talent anticipating opportunities to thrive. This idea resides at the core of the University. Within these, though slightly ahead of their embryonic stage, entrepreneurial incubators at the University are equally assertive in supporting faculty involvement outside research ventures, often as individual entrepreneurs, having invested in people and infrastructure, both administrative and facilities. There are new norms in areas such as information technology, fund raising, research administration, diversity, and international affairs. BUITEMS has managed various ethical challenges associated with research funding and in commercializing the University’s research.
The University consider these challenges as impetus for steering the direction in on coming years for the sake of uplifting students, faculty and our society.
Engr. Ahmed Farooq Bazai (SI)
Education Leadership Award
The Name in Science Award
Visionary Leader Award
International SOCRATES Awards
World Education Congress - ASIA Awards