Seminar on Applied Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities
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Developing countries should identify research areas, increase investment and provide platform for researchers. Prof. Frances Ligler
Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences (KIAS) organized one day international seminar on “Research in Applied Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities” on April 1 2016 in Kathmandu. The seminar involved inaugural and technical sessions and about 250 participants. The inaugural session was conducted by KIAS vice president Dr. Bhanu Bhakta Neupane under chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Raja Ram Pradhananga. The keynote speech was delivered by Prof. Dr. Frances Ligler. Dr. Ligler is university distinguished professor at Biomedical Engineering department joint department of North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina. Dr. Ligler stated that developing countries should identify important research areas, increase investment and provide good platform for young talented researchers.
In technical session, six scientists from Nepal and USA shared their research experiences. The presenters were Dr. Khem Joshi (Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, Pokhara University), Dr. Rameshwor Adhikari (Professor, Central Department of Chemistry, Tribhuvan University), George Ligler (Director GTL associates, USA), Dr. Hem Raj Pant (Associate Professor of Chemistry, Tribhuvan University), Dr. Hari Datta Bhattrai (Director, RIBB Nepal), Dr. Bishnu Pandey (Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Kathmandu University), and Dr. Mahendra Thapa (Scientist, KIAS and Head of Department, Uniglobe College). The session was chaired by Prof. Dr. M. L. Sharma (Central Department of Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu). Also in this session, Dean of School of Science, Kathmandu University Prof. Dr. Mohan Bikram Gewali delivered short speech and appreciated the initiative taken by KIAS to promote the applied research in Nepal.
The seminar was co-organized by UniGlobe College, Kathmandu. Around 250 participants that included professors, scientists, researchers, and students from different institutions were present in the seminar. At the end of seminar, a feedback survey was conducted and around 100 participants turned in the feedback stating that the seminar was really helpful and appreciated initiatives taken by KIAS.
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