ISLAMABAD - Riphah International University (RIU), Islamabad has formed Riphah Advisory Council for Excellence (RACE) consisting of top executives of industry and business concerns to join faculty and students in building human resource. The council is formed with a view to producing a new generation of professionals, researchers and leaders. The Riphah Advisory Council for Excellence (RACE) will also help in achieving economic independence and creating entrepreneurial mindset and culture with a vision of integrity with Islamic values and contemporary approaches for Human Recourse Development (HRD). It was attended by a number of Chief Executive Officers and senior executives from industry and business in public and private sectors. The meeting was also attended by the senior faculty members and officials of Riphah International University. Prof Amanullah, Dean Faculty of Management Sciences chaired the meeting. He gave a brief resume of activities of the university. He welcomed the participants and highlighted the objectives of the Riphah Advisory Council for Excellence. He said the board would help in strengthening the university-industry linkages and to merge theoretical and practical experiences to enhance the overall quality of education. They were of the view that such an exercise would not only promote need-based quality education but would help create research culture. in the educational institutions as well as industrial and business concerns.