Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) got the global TEDx license to acquaint students with the latest knowledge and international learning practices in their respective fields
ISLAMABAD,(Pakistan Point News - 22nd Jan, 2018) : Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) got the global TEDx license to acquaint students with the latest knowledge and international learning practices in their respective fields. TEDx is a global organization devoted to spreading powerful ideas through influencing short and meaningful talks. Initially, the talks were focused on covering technology, entertainment and design but with rapid success and wide popularity, the focus has shifted on to an array of topics in a broader spectrum.
By organizing a TEDx event, AIOU aims to create a unique gathering in the academic community that will unleash new ideas, inspire and inform. Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Shahid Siddiqui said that it is an honour for the university to get itself connected with TEDx. The license, he said carries manifold educational benefits. TED has expanded by giving out licenses to universities so that they can organize TED-like events commonly known as TEDx but independently and at a smaller scale.
The purpose of TEDx events is to recognize strong ideas at a national level for international exposure across the global community. Twice a year, a group of interesting and impactful people gather for the week-long TED experience. It is a winning formula of brilliant, curious minds and groundbreaking content in an immersive and focused environment. TED also regularly hosts other special events around the globe. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently on a community-by-community basis. The license will permit the university to organize one TEDx event during the next 12 months. The invited speakers will be from multiple disciplines including law, social justice, art and culture, literature, entertainment, health, education, environment, economics, business and commerce, engineering and technology.