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  COMSATS is an intergovernmental organization with its permanent Secretariat based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Established in 1994, the organization comprising 26 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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4th January 2018
COMSATS and AIPS to Cooperate for Capacity-Building Activities in Higher Education

COMSATS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) on 4th January 2018. Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director COMSATS, and Dr. Farhat Haq, President AIPS, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations .... [ Read more ]

 

29th December 2017
The High Commissioner of Pakistan to Australia Meets Executive Director COMSATS

On 29th December 2017, the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Australia, Her Excellency Mrs. Naela Chohan, visited COMSATS Secretariat to hold a meeting with Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi. The meeting was also attended by the officials of COMSATS .... [ Read more ]

 

19th - 23rd December 2017
7th International Workshop on 'Internet Security: Enhancing Information Exchange Safeguards' successfully held at KazNU, Almaty, Kazakhstan

The 7th International Workshop on 'Internet Security: Enhancing Information Exchange Safeguards' was held from 19th to 23rd December 2017, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The event was jointly organized .... [ Read more ]

The COMSATS' official also held a meeting with Rector and Vice Rector KazNU to discuss ongoing collaboration.

 

20th December 2017
Memorandum of Understanding signed between COMSATS and UNESCAP

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) . .. [ Read more ]
 

20th December 2017
Communique: Meeting with Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under Secretary General UN and Executive Secretary ESCAP

On the invitation of the Executive Director of the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the.. .. [ Read more ]
 

16th - 22nd December 2017
Visit of COMSATS Delegation to China

A 4-member delegation from COMSATS visited People's Republic of China from 16th-22nd December 2017. The purpose of the visit was to meet the senior officials of Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST); Ministry of Commerce; Chinese Academy of Sciences; .... [ 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 six 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); Mathematical Modeling (NMC-Nigeria); 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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    21st Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council, Almaty, Kazakhstan
 
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