Latif Ebrahim Jamal National Science Information Center (International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi) is serving as a hub of information dissemination and propagation of knowledge in frontier sciences in Pakistan, equipped with cutting edge information and communication technologies and with full access to world’s largest library resources. The LEJ Center at the ICCBS has been serving as the focal center of the Virtual Education Project Pakistan (VEPP) that is led and supervised by Professor Atta-ur-Rahman FRS (Patron-in-Chief), in association with Prof. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Director ICCBS. The vision of the program is to provide an interface for the researchers and reputed institutions from around the world to collaborate, share and enhance their knowledge with deployed on a world-class ICT infrastructure. The LEJ National Science Information Center (ICCBS) at University of Karachi has launched a new program, named “LEJ Knowledge Hub” for integrated and open learning. This is an integrated MOOC approach. The unique feature of this approach is to integrate thousands of video lectures of full courses from top Universities around the world (MIT, Udacity, Stanford Engineering Everywhere, Open Yale Courses, NPTEL, Khan Academy and Virtual University of Pakistan) at different levels, i.e. school, undergraduate and graduate in various fields. Anyone can get free and ready access to the required fields of study and no need to go to different MOOCs to have access in search of the desired material. The rights for free broadcasting and non-commercial dissemination have also been obtained. The compilation and integration of lej4learning is directly supervised by most celebrated scientist of Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Atta–ur-Rahman FRS as a monumental service to the nation and world at large.
“This is probably the most exciting project that I have undertaken in my life time, as it can change the landscape of education in Pakistan and in other countries”.
Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman N.I., H.I., S.I., T.I.
Patron-in-Chief ICCBS, University of Karachi
Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
UNESCO Science Laureate
Tel: 111-222-292 Ext: 192
“Education beyond borders that transcends national and geographic boundaries was once a dream it is now a reality. The world is truly flat now where we are all engaged in meaningful dialogue, be in class rooms or in international forums. With this program, we bring the knowledge right at the doorstep of people who need it most”.
Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary H.I., S.I., T.I.
Director ICCBS, University of Karachi
Distinguished National Professor
Ph.D. (University of Karachi)
Sc. D. (University of Karachi)
Tel: 111-222-292 Ext: 106, 319
“The LEJ Center leads again by providing priceless source of learning to the nation. We are delighted to be the part of a silent revolution.”
Aziz Latif Jamal S.I.
Chairman Husein Ebrahim Foundation