SBASSE Workshop: Leaders in Science and Innovation Policy

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 9:00am to Monday, July 30, 2018 - 5:15pm
Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), LUMS

Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), LUMS in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission and the @Planning Commission of Pakistan, presents

Leaders in Science and Innovation Policy: A Summer School for Policymakers, Academic Leaders and Faculty

Date: July 28-30, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 5:15 pm
Venue: Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), LUMS

Registration is open until July 15, 2018.

About the Workshop

This is 3-day mixed methods workshop for senior academic and policy leaders by internationally recognised expert faculty and leading national figures covering fundamental ideas and topics in science, technology, and innovation policy.

The workshop seeks to build capacity or local academic and policy leaders as well as inform and catalyze a debate about the nature of science and innovation policy, the debate around the changing role of universities in the society, the proper role of the government in supporting science at universities and public labs, and the proper culture of measurement and entrepreneurship at the Universities.

The participants should expect to learn the key ideas, participate in discussions, and create a professional network of policy-minded academics and policymakers around the country. This is a must-attend workshop, supported by HEC, for anyone interested in developing a keen understanding of the policy environment and playing a part in these debates, nationally and internationally.

• Policy for Science and Science for Policy Perspectives
• Setting National Research Priorities
• Funding Science: Best Practices and Global Comparisons
• Science for Innovation and Research Commercialisation
• Measuring Research Performance in Science
• Academic Leadership, Ethics, and the University
• Communicating Science to the Policymaker

The Faculty Lead, Mr. Ehsan Masood is an internationally known figure in science policy and journalism and has taught at Imperial College, London and was formerly a Commissioning Editor at the prestigious journal Nature. He was most recently a Knights Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.

The Faculty Colead, Dr. Athar Osama is currently the Member Science and Technology at the Planning Commission and is a recognised authority on Science in the Muslim World. He is a Fellow of the World Technology Network (WTN) and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

The workshop shall be of immense importance to mid and senior leaders in academia and those being groomed for senior leadership positions, particularly:

·       Vice Chancellors,
·       Deans and HODs,
·       Heads of ORICs
·       Senior and Junior Faculty interested in the subject of science and innovation policy.

Programme Lead at LUMS: Dr. Suleman Shahid - For queries, feel free to send an email at

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