Directorate of Continuing Engineering Education of the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan organized an Online International CPD Workshop on ‘Publishing in High Impact Factor Journals’’ on 25th August 2020 through Microsoft teams live link. Dr. Abdul Sattar Nizami, Associate Professor at Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC), GC University, Lahore – Pakistan and Dr. Muhammad Farooq, from Mechanical Engineering Department New Campus (KSK) of UET Lahore, were the resource persons for the workshop. Dr. Amjad Hussain, who is Director Continuous Engineering Education and Chairperson, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, warmly welcomed the participants for all over the world. The workshop was started with recitation of the Holy Quran by Dr. Amjad Hussain, Director CEE-UET. He further emphasized the need for the promotion of doing research for socio-economic impact and greater social well-being. It is worth mentioning that a record number of participants registered for the training session from all over the country and abroad, including Bahrain, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, Qatar, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, UK and Hungary. More than 1200 candidates from 130 different universities around the globe registered for the workshop.
The training sessions included research motivation, purpose of doing research for greater impact, common causes for the rejection of research papers in high impact factor journals, components of a research paper and effective handling of submission and review process. In his concluding remarks, the Dean Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Prof. Dr. Rizwan Hameed appreciated efforts of the Directorate of Continuing Engineering Education for organizing the successful event. He further paid thanks to the resource persons for their remarkable contributions for the promotion of research culture in the country. Moreover, he also emphasized the importance of such workshops for the professional development of students and faculty. Finally, many international participants paid thanks to the resource persons for sharing their expert opinion through this workshop