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Prof Atta elected member of Turkish Science Academy


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Dr Atta ur Rehman, has written more than 843 publications having 18 patents and 103 books. – Photo by Suhail Yusuf /

KARACHI: Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, a former Minster for Science and Technology, has been elected by of Bilim Akademisi, the Science Academy, Turkey (TUBA), as a Foreign Honorary Member of TUBA.

A Karachi University statement said here on Sunday that in an official letter, issued to Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman by TUBA Chairman M. Ali Alpar, it is mentioned that the Science Academy was set up on November 25, 2011 as a non-governmental organization to uphold principles of scientific merit, freedom and integrity.

It said that Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman has been selected in recognition of his services to science and higher education sector in and outside the country. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman has 843 publications in organic chemistry including 663 research publications, 18 patents, 103 books and 59 chapters in books.

He was elected as Fellow of Royal Society (London) (2006). He won the prestigious UNESCO Science Prize (1999). He has been conferred honorary doctorate degrees by Cambridge University (1987), Coventry University (2007), Bradford University (2010), Asian Institute of Technology (2010) and many other universities.

He was elected Honorary Life Fellow Currently, Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman is serving as the Coordinator General of COMSTECH. He is President of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences. Vice Chancellor Karachi University, Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser, and Director International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, KU, Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary congratulated him on his achievement.

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