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

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

The ceremony was also attended by Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, experts and researchers of the field from more than 10 countries. It was also attended by Dr. Muhammad Sajid, Chairman Maths and statistics of IIUI, Students Advisor Dr. Tariq Javed and officials of the department of Environment Science.

“Research relevant to societal needs and a human resource blended with the teachings of Islam should be the focus of Muslim societies. He referred to Muslim scientists and highlighted their contributions in the interdisciplinary research and said the Muslim youth must revive that legacy.

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

Dr. Masoom said that the university had established Suliman Abdullah Aba Al-Khail Centre for interdisciplinary research to bring all the disciplines under one umbrella.

The event was also addressed by Chairman HEC who hailed IIUI efforts in nurturing the youth as well as providing education. He said the country does not only need good professionals but informed citizens too.