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  • The 20th Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council (14-15 May 2017, Cairo, Egypt)
  • Honorable Member National Assembly Mrs. Tahmina Daultana calls on Executive Director COMSATS
  • Brazilian Ambassador Delivers a Lecture at COMSATS Secretariat
  • Ambassador of Syria Calls on Executive Director COMSATS
  • The Ambassador of State of Palestine visits COMSATS Secretariat
  • Participants of 25th Advanced Diplomatic Course visit COMSATS Secretariat
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  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 20 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 to 15th May 2017
The 20th Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council (14-15 May 2017, Cairo, Egypt)

The 20th Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council was held on 14-15 May 2017, in Cairo, Egypt, which was hosted by COMSATS' Centre of Excellence in Egypt, the National Research Centre (NRC). The meeting was attended by the Council members or their representatives from 14 Centres of Excellence of COMSATS..... [ Read more ]

26th to 27th April 2017
COMSATS, ISESCO and PARC Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Biotechnology

The 3rd International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Biotechnology was held from 26th April to 27th April 2017, at the National Agriculture Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan. The 2-day Conference was jointly organized by COMSATS in collaboration with ISESCO and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC).... [ Read more ]

21st April 2017
Honorable Member National Assembly Mrs. Tahmina Daultana calls on Executive Director COMSATS

On April 21, 2017, an honorable Member of National Assembly, Ms. Tehmina Doultana, visited the COMSATS Secretariat, where she was received by senior officials of COMSATS. In the past, Ms. Doultana has served as Federal Minister for Science and Technology from March 2008 to May 2008.... [ Read more ]

12th April 2017
Brazilian Ambassador Delivers a Lecture at COMSATS Secretariat

His Excellency Claudio Raja Gabaglia Lins, Ambassador of Brazil in Islamabad, visited COMSATS Secretariat, on April 12, 2017. The Ambassador was received by the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, and senior officials of COMSATS. .... [ Read more ]

3rd April 2017
Ambassador of Syria Calls on Executive Director COMSATS

His Excellency Mr. Radwan Loutfi, Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to Pakistan, paid a visit to the COMSATS Secretariat on Monday, 3rd April 2017, to congratulate Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi on his appointment as Executive Director COMSATS.... [ Read more ]

29th March 2017
Brainstorming session on way forward for COMSATS

The Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, hosted hi-tea for senior scientist and experts from different institutions related to science and technology on 29th March 2017.... [ Read more ]

27th March 2017
The Ambassador of State of Palestine visits COMSATS Secretariat

His Excellency Walid Abu Ali, Ambassador of State of Palestine to Pakistan, visited COMSATS Secretariat along with the Embassy's Cultural Attache Mr. Husni Muhammad Mustafa, on Monday, 27th March 2017... [ 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: 'Science for Peace', RSS-Jordan
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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