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  Brief Introduction
About us
  COMSATS is an intergovernmental organization with its permanent Secretariat based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Established in 1994, the organization comprising 24 Member States, strives to promote South-South cooperation in the fields of Science and Technology that are most relevant to socio-economic development. A Network of 21 Centres of Excellence in four continents affiliated with COMSATS, provides the necessary pool of human resources and scientific infrastructure for undertaking a variety of capacity-building programmes, bilateral and multilateral cooperative research and consultancy/advocacy for the promotion of S&T as primary ingredient of national development plans. The mission of COMSATS is to help create a world where all nations are at peace with one another and capable of providing good quality of life to their populations in a sustainable way using modern S&T resources.

COMSATS also provides an institutional platform for North-South technical cooperation in areas of common interest such as Energy, Health, Education, Information Technology, and Environment. The flagship projects of COMSATS in Pakistan are open to all Member Countries for training and consultancy.

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11th July 2017
Executive Director COMSATS visit to the High Commission of Bangladesh

On 11th July 2017, the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, paid a courtesy call to His Excellency Mr. Tarik Ahsan, High Commissioner, People's Republic of Bangladesh.... [ Read more ]

8th July 2017
Meeting with Chinese Delegation led by H.E. Prof. Wan Gang, Minister for Science and Technology

A meeting was held between the delegations of COMSATS and the Government of China on 8th July 2017, in Islamabad. The Chinese delegation was led by H.E. Dr. Wan Gang, Minister for Science and Technology. Other members of Chinese delegation .... [ Read more ]

7th July 2017
Executive Director COMSATS calls on the Ambassador of Palestine to Pakistan

The Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, visited the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Islamabad, 7th July 2017, and had a meeting with Ambassador of Palestine to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Walid Abu Ali. Dr. Zaidi was accompanied by the Advisor (Programmes), .... [ Read more ]

21st June 2017
Minister for S&T, Government of Pakistan, Visits COMSATS Secretariat

The Minister for Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan, H.E. Rana Tanveer Hussain, visited COMSATS Secretariat, on June 21, 2017. The Minister heads COMSATS' focal Ministry in Pakistan, and has been supportive to COMSATS' programmes since assuming.... [ Read more ]

19th June 2017
Meetings at Malaysian High Commission

On 19th June 2017, the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, with other officials of COMSATS called on Dato' Dr. Hasrul Sani Mujtabar, High Commissioner of Malaysia to Pakistan, at his office in Islamabad. Other officials from COMSATS were Ambassador (R) Fauzia Nasreen, Advisor to Executive Director in International Relations;.... [ Read more ]

19th June 2017
The Executive Director COMSATS calls upon the Ambassador Embassy of Republic of Sudan

On 19th June 2017, a delegation from COMSATS headed by Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. Junaid Zaidi, visited the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan in order to hold a meeting with the Ambassador of Sudan to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Tageldin Elhadi Eltahir. .... [ Read more ]

15th June 2017
Ties Strengthened during Meetings at Tunisian Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan

On June 15, 2017, a meeting was held between the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to Pakistan, H. E. Mr. Adel Elarbi at the Embassy of Tunisia, Islamabad. Mr. Tajammul Hussain, Advisor (Programmes) ... [ Read more ]


Recurring Activities

Capacity-building in various fields of science and technology that are most relevant to the developmental needs of the Member States constitute a major part of COMSATS’ Programmes. Some of the capacity-building activities of COMSATS, in the form of seminars, workshops and conference, have become recurrent features over the years. These activities are mostly held in collaboration with partner international partner organizations, like UNESCO, ISESCO, INIT, as well as COMSATS’ affiliated Centres of Excellence in the Member States. Some key recurring activities include:


International Thematic Research Groups (ITRGs)

COMSATS created International Thematic Research Groups (ITRGs) with an objective to achieve South-South cooperation by undertaking well-defined joint research projects in various S&T fields with the participation of researchers and scientists belonging to different R&D institutions from COMSATS' member countries and other developing countries.

The eight ITRGs of COMSATS with designated Lead Centres from amongst COMSATS’ Network are: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) (CIIT-Pakistan); 1. Agriculture, Food Security and Biotechnology (NRC-Egypt); Natural Products Sciences (ICCBS-Pakistan); Climate Change and Environmental Protection (ICCES-China); Materials Science (RSS-Jordan); Mathematical Modeling (NMC-Nigeria); Construction Materials (BRRI-Ghana); and Renewable Energy (IROST-Iran). The focus of these ITRGs is on joint research projects, expert-exchange, short-term trainings and sharing of facilities/laboratory resources. The Groups’ membership is open to all willing relevant institutions from the developing countries.


Flagship Projects

In view of the slow ingress of information technologies in developing countries and their critical importance for the greater pace of socio-economic development, COMSATS launched three projects in its host country during the period 1996-2001. These projects involved provision of reliable Internet services, high quality education in information technology, and utilization of Internet as a means of delivering healthcare services. These pioneering initiatives, two of which have become full-fledged institutions, are now designated as 'Flagship Projects' of COMSATS. The experience gained over the years in the operation of these ventures, listed below, is an invaluable resource for COMSATS' Member Countries.

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Upcoming Events
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World Science Forum 2017, Jordan
Theme: Science for Peace
Hosted by: RSS, Jordan
< Official Announcement here >

Activities of COEs
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CIIT holds its historic Celebrates 100th Convocation
Fostering Solar Technology in the Mediterranean Area Concludes
Graduated Nigerian Students Call on the Executive Director COMSATS
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Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ghana
(Line Ministry for the Office of COMSATS' Chairperson)
Ministry of Science and Technology, Pakistan
Khwarizmi International Awards
ISESCO Centre for Promotion of Scientific Research (ICPSR)

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