Lahore -- December 18, 2018 (PPI-OT)
Following is the text of press release issued by Government College University (GCU)
A three-day international conference on "Gender, Religion and Culture in Psychology: Issues Challenges and Prospects" began at the Government College University Lahore to discuss how theories developed in the west are being adopted in the Pakistani contest and how gaps in culturally embedded literature create room for research in non-western societies.
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood was chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of the conference which was also addressed by American Psychological Association Chief Executive Officer Dr Jaime Diaz Granados, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and Dr. Syeda Shahida Batool, the conference chairperson.
Besides students and faculty members from 40 universities of Pakistan, seven illustrious researchers from UK, USA, Germany and Iran were also participating in the conference organized by the university's Psychology Department in collaboration with the federal and provincial higher education commissions.
Addressing the conference, Shafqat Mahmood said the importance of social sciences and humanities could not be ignored even in this age of science and technology. He said that their government would increase budget for research besides establishing new universities. He proudly shared he was an alumnus of GC Psychology Department, saying that he had studied psychology for six years at the Government College Lahore and later taught for two years as a young lecturer.
GCU VC Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah said that universities charters were needed to be reviewed as there existed different clauses and rules of business that impeded the progress of higher education institutions. "We have very high hopes from the present government that...