Celebrate chemistry at Peshawar University


The year-long celebrations to commemorate the 100 years of Nobel Prize to legendry chemical scientist Madame Curie concluded at the University of Peshawar (UoP) with the resolve to make best use of chemistry in serving the humanity and mankind.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) had declared 2011 as the year of chemistry, and a series of events took place at the UoP under the Institute of Chemical Sciences. UoP Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan was the chief guest of the closing ceremony. Briefing about the activities held under the Institute of Chemical Sciences, Prof Dr Imdadullah said the institute had organised 16 different events, including workshops, symposiums, seminars and research thesis model exhibition this year to raise awareness among students on the importance of chemistry in our lives. The vice chancellor said the university was in contact with the government to bring the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) under it. He said if the proposal was materialised, it would benefit both the institutions, as the UoP had planned to build a state of the art chemical institute in it which would help university students to benefit from the research conducted the PCSIR.