National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Dr. Muhammad Ajmal

Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

NIP Outreach

Cyber Wales International Webinar
Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif

Professor Dr. Rubina Hanif (Director NIP) believes that establishing safe and dependable cyber spaces are necessary for masking globalization as a true reality. She said this while delivering a talk on factors that affect the way cyber behaviors are perceived, initiated and maintained. The talk was centered on understanding the psychological factors that need to be highlighted to make cyber spaces safe and conducive for common people, and highlight the ways that cyber spaces can be made safer and more accessible to each and every sector. The director also highlighted the work that is being done on various aspects of cyber communities at National Institute of Psychology, Pakistan. The talk also highlighted the need for safer ways to globalization of services, policies, and communication.

The International webinar was arranged by Cyber Wales on the 4th of September 2022. Cyber Wales is a representative body with the aim of being the heart and the voice of the cyber communities in Wales and elsewhere in the world. They deal with pertinent topics like women in the cyber industry, data privacy, and education and training. The webinar was organized to celebrate a linkage between Cyber Wales and the Alaa Too University of Kyrgyzstan. During the webinar, various aspects of cyber security and trends for the future were also discussed. The discussions were fruitful for a future of globalization through a safe and secure mode of interaction.

Workshop on Emotional and Social Quotient for Effective Pedagogical Skills
Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif

Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif, Director of the National Institute of Psychology (NIP) from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad presented a workshop on “Emotional and Social Quotient for Effective Pedagogical Skills” at of FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, CFD campus on 11th of May 2022. The workshop was conducted under the banner of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), HEC and HR department of FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, CFD campus. The workshop included newly inducted teachers and existing faculty members of various departments. The workshop focused on the various factors that affect teaching in the classroom and highlighted strategies that can be used by teachers to regulate their behaviors and the behaviors of students. These strategies were aimed at improving teacher productivity and enhanced wellbeing in the classroom.

Lastly, Prof. Dr. Shahzad Sarfraz, Director, FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, CFD campus distributed shields to the resource person and participating faculty members.

Keynote Address at the 2nd International Innovation Summit for Microelectronics & AI at Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
Dr. Jamil A Malik

Dr. Jamil A. Malik from the NIP Faculty delivered a keynote address titled Behaviour Change: The Human Side of Technology at the 2nd International Innovation Summit for Microelectronics & AI at Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad held on 29th-30th June, 2022. The summit had been held to connect all stakeholders, filter technologies, publish advanced concepts, and facilitate commercialization and adoption of technologies around microelectronics and AI.

Seminar on Emotional Intelligence for Success at Work and Beyond at Ali Trust College, Khanna, Islamabad
(28th June, 2022)

NIP faculty Dr. Sobia Masood, delivered a seminar on “Emotional Intelligence for Success at Work and Beyond” on June 28th, 2022 for teaching faculty and leadership of the Ali Trust College, Khanna, Islamabad, a residential educational institution for students from marginalized segment of society comprising rural belt of all provinces and regions of the country. Dr. Masood talked about various competencies of emotional intelligence with a focus on strategies to develop such skills for being better able to deal with students, colleagues and in other relationships.

District Women Workers‟ Convention organized by Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO), Islamabad
(27th June, 2022)


Ms. Arooj Mujeeb participated in the District Women Workers‟ Convention organized by Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) held at Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad on June 27, 2022. The organization is working on gender equality and empowering women and girls rights. The convention was specifically arranged to highlight the demand for labor rights of working women. The session was chaired by Federal Minister of Board of Investment Chaudhry Salik Hussain, Senator Farhat Ullah Babar, Senator Seemi Ezdi, and Senator Fawzia Arshad.

Career Counseling Training Workshop by EduVision Pakistan
(25th June, 2022)

Ms. Raiha Aftab from the NIP faculty attended a one-day career counseling training workshop organized by EduVision Pakistan on 25th June, 2022. The workshop was a blend of theoretical concepts and practical applications of career counseling techniques in order to develop career counseling skills.

Training Course on School-based Prevention Interventions at the Anti-Narcotics Force Academy, Islamabad
(6th June, 2022-10th June, 2022)

Dr. Naeem Aslam from NIP faculty attended a training course titled School-based Prevention Interventions organized by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Prevention Specialists (UNODC) in Pakistan in coordination with Ministry of Narcotics Control and Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination at the Anti-Narcotics Force Academy, Islamabad from 6th June, 2022-10th June, 2022. The course presented an overview of the school in society, the science behind school-based prevention interventions, and the application of such evidence-based approaches in school settings around the world.

7-Day Residential Training Workshop by Shaoor Foundation for Education and Awareness
(4th June, 2022 to 10th June, 2022)

Ms. Arooj Mujeeb from NIP faculty participated in a 7-day residential training workshop titled “Amn-e-Qalaab (Cohort-VII)” organized by Shaoor Foundation for Education and Awareness from 4th June, 2022 to 10th June, 2022. The foundation selects 30 participants for every cohort from different districts of Pakistan on basis of their social work activities. Cohort VII included males, females, and transgenders from 28 districts who were trained for inclusion, peace, and positive impact on society. Resource persons included politicians, parliamentarians, social workers, researchers, journalists, and vice chancellors of different universities of Pakistan.

Seminar on Psychological Wellbeing and Stress Management at NUML University, Islamabad
(11th May, 2022)

Dr. Irum Naqvi from the NIP faculty delivered a seminar on psychological wellbeing and stress management at NUML University, Islamabad on 11th May, 2022). The event had been organized by NUML Student Tutoring and Counseling System.