Monday, September 29, 2014
Dr atta Ur Rahman Receives Chinese National Award
Internationally renowned scientist Dr Prof Atta-Ur-Rahman has got the People's Republic of China's highest national award "Friendship Award of China". The award will be conferred on him in Beijing today. The Friendship award is for foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions in the country's economic and social progress. The award is being given for the tremendous and historic contributions of Dr Atta Ur Rahman to develop strong linkages between Pakistan and China in various fields of science and higher education. Dr Atta Ur Rahman was responsible for initiating a major program of academic collaboration and linkages with Chinese Universities and other institutions as Federal Minister for Science and Technology and later as Chairman Higher Education Commission. Under these programs some 400 students were sent to various Chinese Universities and research institutions for PhD level training. Prof Rahman signed an executive Protocol for scientific Cooperation between Chinese Academy of Sciences and Pakistan Academy of Sciences under many Workshops have been organised in Pakistan and China. Dr Atta ur Rahman has also initiated a nation-wide program for training of students in Pakistani universities in Chinese language through video conferencing. Dr Atta's book "The Wondrous World Of Science" has recently been translated into Chinese language. He has 976 publications in several fields of organic chemistry, 37 international patents, and 151 books. Dr Atta ur Rahman is the most decorated scientist of Pakistan who won many awards within and outside Pakistan.