Islamabad-Interdisciplinary research and collaborations are the most imperative sources to deal with the contemporary issues, said Rector International Islamic University, Islamabad Dr Masoom Yasinzai on Tuesday.

He was addressing opening ceremony of a conference on “Recent Developments in Fluid and Applied Sciences” jointly organised by the IIUI and Quaid-e-Azam University at Faisal Masjid campus of the IIUI.

The ceremony was also attended by Chairman HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, experts and researcher of the field hailing from more than 10 countries, chairman maths and statistics department of IIUI Dr Sajid, Students Advisor Dr Tariq Javed and officials of the department of environment science.

“Research relevant to societal needs and a harmonious human resource blended with the teachings of Islam should be the focus of Muslim societies,” Yasinzai said.

He referred to Muslim scientists and highlighted their contributions in interdisciplinary research, urging the Muslim youth to revive that legacy.

He urged educational institutions to involve various disciplines in joint ventures so that they could produce something new and helpful to society.

Dr Masoom said that the university had established a centre for interdisciplinary research to bring all the disciplines under an umbrella to serve humanity.

The event was also addressed by Chairman HEC, who hailed the IIUI efforts for nurturing the youth. He said that the country needed not only good professionals but best citizens also.