HEC urges researchers to submit proposals for CPEC-CRG
by Shafqat Ali
ISLAMABAD, Feb. 10 (Gwadar Pro) – Pakistan’s top education body, the Higher Education Commission (HEC), on Tuesday urged the researchers to submit proposals for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor-Collaborative Research Grant (CPEC-CRG).
In a statement, HEC said the project was one of the key components of the recently launched initiative ‘Academic Collaboration under CPEC Consortium of Universities.'
“The objective of the project is to understand and respond to the historic global geo-strategic and geo-economic transition, and its impact on the region, in general, and Pakistan in particular,” the statement added.
CPEC-CRG is expected to support promising research partnerships between Pakistan and China, aiming at finding solutions to CPEC-related problems through joint research by the universities of Pakistan and China, said HEC.
The Commission added: “CPEC- CRG research projects must be collaborative in scope, with teams composed of academic researchers from Pakistan and China with the appropriate expertise to address the research challenge, as well as industrial and sectoral collaborators within Pakistan and/or China.”
The overall objective of the said project is to understand and respond to the historic global geo-strategic and geo-economic transition and its impact on the region in general and Pakistan in particular, keeping in the view the broad Chinese Belt and Road Initiative and its Pakistan-specific component - CPEC. It calculates the national response to the strategic opportunity arising out of the emerging global dynamics in the CPEC Long Term Plan (LTP).
CPEC- CRG is anticipated to support promising research partnerships between Pakistan and China, aiming at finding solutions to CPEC-related problems through joint research by the universities of Pakistan and China, drawing upon research potential of academia on both sides.
CPEC-CRG awards will be selected competitively using a merit-based, independent, transparent evaluation and selection process based upon international standards.