KARACVHI, December 23, 2021 – To mark World Space Week celebrating Women in the Space this Year, Mathematics Department of Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, organized the 2-day concluding session of the series of seminars. The event was attended by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Vali Uddin, Registrar Syed Sarfraz Ali, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aamir, Prof. Dr. Aqeel ur Rehman, chairmen, faculty members, and others.
Addressing the session, Chancellor Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Jawaid Anwar said that Space Technology is growing exponentially and turning sci-fi dreams into reality. The future of space exploration is bright due to the steady growth in the space exploration sector. Some interesting predictions about space technology include space tourism and space colonization. Astronomers are discovering new stars, planets, galaxies, and other celestial bodies to gain a better understanding of the creation of the universe.
Chancellor Jawaid Anwar pointed out that the improvements in space technology will facilitate a better understanding of climate and faster broadband connections. The advancements in space technology will revolutionize various industries. It is essential for organizations to understand the potential of space technology and adapt to the changing industry trends to ensure a significant position in a competitive market.
Speaking on the auspicious occasion, Vice Chancellor SSUET, Prof. Dr. Vali Uddin said that The World Space Week aims to help build up future workforce for space exploration by inspiring students, demonstrating visible public support for the space program, educating public about space activities and fostering international cooperation in space outreach and education.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Vali Uddin underscored that Sir Syed University is keeping pace with the academic development in space science taking place in the world. The university plans to establish an Astronomical and Weather Observatory at its new campus spreading over 200 acres of land in the suburbs of Karachi. This observatory will indeed lead to observing and photographing cosmic objects from time to time. In this connection, a collaboration has already been established with observatories in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Turkey.
On the first day of celebration, an exhibition was held by the Mathematics Department where the space related paintings of the renowned Russian Batik artist, Miss Victoria Nikulina, was put on display for the people who immensely appreciated it. Miss Victoria Nikulina has already contributed a painting for the main entrance of SSUET “B” Block.
Dr Umit Deniz Goker from Avyansary University, Istanbul, Asstt. Prof. Dr. Ahmed Hassan from Karachi University, Prof. Dr. Jawaid Iqbal from Karachi University including Prof. Dr. Rashid Kamal Ansari, Dr. Ingila Rahim, from Sir Syed University presented very informative research-based papers on the occasion.