Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF)
The Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF) is a Specialized Agency of the ECO was established in Islamabad-Pakistan on 20th December 2011. The member states are Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. To pursue the overall goal of the ECO (www.ecosecretariat.org) in the era of knowledge based economic world, the ECOSF is mandated to promote scientific and technological research collaboration and other relevant activities among the member states, leading to socioeconomic development in the region.
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro
Industrial and technological development in Pakistan has been quite rapid since its independence and particularly during the sixties and seventies. The main fields of development have been related to the enhancement of agriculture, establishment and up-gradation of industries and exploration of its indigenous resources. This development has resulted in increased demand for qualified engineers in different fields in addition to other professionals. In order to meet this demand and to provide an opportunity of engineering education to the people hailing from the interior of Sindh Province, Sindh University Engineering College was established in 1963 as a constituent college of University of Sindh (then spelt 'Sind') in Jamshoro about 15 km. from Hyderabad on the right bank of river Indus.
Technology Times is the first ever newspaper of Pakistan in the field of Science and Technology. Not only limited to one or two sectors but addressing the whole scenario of country's technological development either it's in Information Technology, Telecom, Agriculture, Environment, STEM Higher Education or Energy. The objectives of Weekly “Technology Times” are: to disseminate information among masses, to project Pakistani scientists and technocrats, and to develop academia-industrial liaisons in Pakistan. Technology Times was launched on 4th January, 2010 and focused on issues related to agriculture, climate change and environment, energy, science higher education and Info-communications technologies (ICT).