Prof. Dr. Rafaqat Ali Akbar
Conference Chair ICORE 2017
Director, Institute of Education and Research
Institute of Education & Research is going to organize 5th international conference on Education in succession of the ICORE series. This year the theme will be ‘Sustainable Development through Education: Articulations, Conditions & Responsibilities.
Sustainable development is a wide-ranging concept encompassing the global challenges of energy crisis, climate change, eco-friendly industrial development and survival of human being in a global community by making the world a better lived place. These demands have posed certain challenges on education system which had never been faced earlier. The conference aims at sharing the research experiences of national and international scholars and experts in the field of education. The expected outcomes of the conference include; gaining an insight into how different components of education systems can be meaningfully articulated for attaining sustainable development, how the physical conditions and human resources can be shaped to take us the way forward to this destination and with whom in the education system, this responsibility lies the most.
In addition to the sharing of knowledge and research experiences, conference also aims at providing a platform for the policy decisions regarding future educational initiatives. For this purpose, like every year, a representative of the Government is expected to be the part of the conference.
Prof. Dr. Rizwan Akram Rana
Conference Secretary ICORE 2017
Chairman, Department of Science Education,
Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan
On behalf of Organizing Committee, I, from the very core of my heart, welcome you all on the propitious event of 5th International Conference on Research in Education (ICORE 2017). This conference is the occasion for which we have all been working diligentily. A large number of scientific sessions, keynote addresses, plenary sessions, panel discussions, and pre and post conference workshops have been planned to make this conference highly productive and research oriented. An array of national and international speakers will also be enhancing the worth of conference with their expertise in their relevant fields.
The 5th International Conference on Research in Education (ICORE 2017) is highly needed this time when there is reluctance in conducting major academic activities due to the security threats. We, under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Zaffar Mueen Nasar, Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab, are trying our level best to promote research culture and enhance university ranking globally by holding such great events as ICORE 2017.
Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of the Punjab is playing its leading role in providing training to prospective teachers, conducting lectures and workshops, inviting experts of national and international repute, holding seminars, and national and international conferences to produce quality teachers and researchers which will, ultimately, make a mark and be a source of inspiration and pride for the whole nation.
I hope that conference participants will certainly enjoy their stay in Lahore which is one of the oldest cities in the world. I do expect that conference deliberations and proceedings will assist us come up with workable solutions to the issues and challenges posed by contemporary global situation in the field of education and research.
Wishing you a happy and comfortable journey to Lahore in pleasant November, 2017!