Amidst changing security dynamics, strong cyber security inevitable: President

Universities need to focus on emerging technologies


ISLAMABAD, President Dr Arif Alvi said that considering the fast-changing security dynamics of the world, it was inevitable to take effective measures to strengthen the cybersecurity of the country. The president, during a briefing on Air University, Islamabad, said that the universities needed to focus on emerging technologies such as Information and Communication Technology and artificial intelligence to meet future security challenges. Vice-Chancellor of the University, Air Marshal (R) Javaid Ahmed gave the briefing to the president at Aiwan-e-Sadr. The meeting was attended by the management and senior faculty members of the university.The vice chancellor briefed the president about the performance and achievements of the university which had made remarkable progress by providing quality education to students in different disciplines.

Appreciating the performance of the university, the president said that the institution had done a great job by providing education according to market needs.He said that the universities needed to work for the promotion of information technology, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and block chain technology which Could enormously contribute to the economic development of the country. President Alvi emphasised the need to enhance collaboration with international universities of good repute to benefit from their expertise.He said that it was essential to inculcate critical thinking and analytical skills in students by universities which would help increase their intellectual capabilities. Highlighting the importance of information technology, the president said that steps were being taken to provide IT skills to youth to enhance IT exports of the country.


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