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Hussain Ebrahim Jamal Research Institute of Chemistry

Hussain Ebrahim Jamal Research Institute of Chemistry (H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry) was established in 1967 as a "Postgraduate Institute of Chemistry" affiliated with the Department of Chemistry at Karachi University. Dr Salimuzzaman Siddiqui was designated as the institute's first director. Additional research staff was provided by PCSIR.

In 1976, The institute received a generous donation from Hussain Jamal Foundation, and was subsequently given its present name. Today, it is one of the prestigious reserarch institutions in the field of Chemistry in Pakistan. Prof Dr Atta ur Rahman is the present director of the institute and has been affiliated to it since 1969.

In 2001, the institute became part of the establishment of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences under the auspices of Executive Committee of the National Economic Council. The institute maintains strong research collaboration with Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany.

International distinctions

  • In 2004, received the Islamic Development Bank prize for the best institution in the Islamic world.
  • One of the three library centers of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in its member countries.
  • Designated as the WHO Center for Pesticide Analysis for the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
  • Member of the IUCN, WAITRO and COMSATS.

See also

  • University of Karachi
  • Pakistan Academy of Sciences
  • Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • List of Affiliated Institutes and Colleges with University of Karachi
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