KARACHI: Internationally recognized and distinguished scientist Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman has joined SSUET Board of Governors and attended a BOG meeting as its member.
Engr Muhamamd Adil Usman, Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) welcomed him at his office and discussed with him the challenges being faced by the academic sector these days.
Dr Atta appreciated the progress and development of SSUET following the vision of great scholar and reformer Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. “Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman has extraordinary knowledge and academic experience, and we are delighted that he has joined SSUET Board of Governors. With his insights and skill, he will be a great addition to our Board. I look forward to sharing his experience, contributing to the future direction and growth of SSUET,” said Engr Muhammad Adil Usman.
Atta is a leading scientist and scholar in the field of organic chemistry from Pakistan, especially renowned for his research in the various areas relating to natural product chemistry. He has been the Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Federal Minister of Education and Chairman of the Higher Education Commission with the status of a Federal Minister.
The Austrian government also honoured him with its highest civil award in recognition of his eminent contributions. He is also the only scientist from the Muslim world to have been conferred the UNESCO Science Prize. Prof Rahman is the most distinguished scientist of Pakistan having won four civil awards by successive governments including the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Nishan-e-Imtiaz.
With over 947 publications in the field of his expertise including 135 books largely published by leading publishers in Europe and USA, he is also credited for reviving the higher education and research practices in Pakistan.