• 20th Anniversary of COMSATS
  • E.D. COMSATS with the President and Senior Officials of Government of Ghana
  • Workshop on Repair and Maintenance of Scientific Engineering Equipments
  • 17th Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council
  • 2nd Meeting of COMSATS Consultative Committee
  • UNESCO Pledges Support to COMSATS
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  Brief Introduction
Brief Introduction
  COMSATS is an intergovernmental organization with its permanent Secretariat based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Established in 1994, the organization comprising 21 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 19 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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14th October 2014
20th Anniversary of COMSATS Celebrated in a Graceful Ceremony held in Islamabad

COMSATS celebrated its 20th Anniversary in a graceful ceremony held in Islamabad on October 14, 2014, which was presided over by Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, former Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Science and Technology, and founding member of COMSATS' .... [ Read more ]

2nd October 2014
7th National Training Workshop on Repair and Maintenance of Scientific Equipment Concludes in Iran

Training for necessary capacity-building of over 65 researchers, academicians, technicians, and engineers from different scientific institutions of Iran was conducted during the five-day national workshop on 'Repair and Maintenance of Scientific Engineering.... [ Read more ]

28th September 2014
COMSATS-ISESCO Workshop on Repair and Maintenance of Scientific, Engineering Equipment Inaugurated in Iran

The 7th COMSATS-ISESCO National Workshop on 'Repair and Maintenance of Scientific, Engineering Equipment in Universities, Research Institutions and Small Scale Industries' commenced on September 28, 2014, in Karaj, Iran. Under the COMSATS-ISESCO bi-annual cooperation programme (2014-15),.... [ Read more ]

9th June 2014
The President of Ghana Briefed about COMSATS' Programmes

A meeting was held in Accra, Ghana on 9th June 2014 with the President of the Republic of Ghana, H. E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, in his capacity as the Chairperson of COMSATS. The Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. I. E. Qureshi, who especially undertook the visit .... [ Read more ]

9th June 2014
Consultations at COMSATS' Focal Ministry and Centre of Excellence in Ghana

The Executive Director COMSATS, who flew to Accra, Ghana, on 7th June 2014, on special invitation for a meeting with the Honourable President of Ghana, H.E. Dr. John Dramani Mahama, in his capacity as the Chairperson COMSATS, undertook extensive consultations at the Ghanaian Focal Ministry for COMSATS,.... [ Read more ]

19th - 20th May 2014
17th Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council successfully held at IROST, Tehran, Iran

The 17th Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council was successfully held on May 19-20, 2014, in Tehran, Iran. The meeting was hosted by COMSATS' Centre of Excellence in Iran, the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST)..... [ Read more ]

1st May 2013
2nd Meeting of COMSATS Consultative Committee concluded in Ghana

The 2nd meeting of COMSATS Consultative Committee was successfully held on 1st May 2013, in Accra-Ghana, under the chairmanship of Mr. Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan.... [ Read more ]

16th - 17th April 2012
Successful Conclusion of the 2nd Commission Meeting of COMSATS

The 2nd Commission Meeting of COMSATS concluded on April 17, 2012, after having worked out broad policy guidelines for the future functioning of the Commission..... [ Read more ]

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 Technology (CIIT-Pakistan); Agriculture 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 Space Technology and its Applications (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

COMSATS’ intensive endeavours for the promotion of socio-economic development in its Member States for the past seventeen years have resulted in a wide range of benefits to them. Some of the notable achievements that can be cited as success stories are briefly given below:

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Activities of COEs
Activities of Centres of Excellence
[Upcoming] NASIC Workshop on Modern Spectroscopic Techniques and their Applications in Structure Determination, 1-3 December 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
[Upcoming] 5th International Symposium-cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, 12-15 January, 2015, Karachi, Pakistan
CIIT holds reference in honor of late Prof. Kamaluddin Ahmed
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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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