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  • NMC-COMSATS-ISESCO International Conference on Mathematical Modelling Inaugurated in Abuja
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  • 2nd International Workshop on Applications of ICTs in Education, Healthcare and Agriculture, Morocco
  • The Third General Meeting of the Commission Inaugurated in Ghana
  • The 3rd Meeting of COMSATS Consultative Committee held in Accra
  • International Symposium on ‘Light and Life’ inaugurated in Islamabad
  • State of Palestine joins COMSATS as its Member State
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About us
  COMSATS is an intergovernmental organization with its permanent Secretariat based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Established in 1994, the organization comprising 23 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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31st December 2015
COMSATS strengthened ties with its Focal Point in Nigeria and Pakistani High Commission in Abuja

Mr. Farhan Ansari, Sr. Assistant Director (Programmes), COMSATS Headquarters, visited Abuja in connection with COMSATS' two capacity building events, organized in collaboration with ISESCO and National Mathematical Centre (NMC), Nigeria: International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Second Meeting of COMSATS' .... [ Read more ]

29th - 30th December 2015
NMC-COMSATS-ISESCO International Conference and COMSATS' Research Group Meeting on Mathematical Modelling Held in Nigeria

The two-day International Conference on 'Mathematical Modelling' successfully concluded on December 29, 2015, in Abuja, Nigeria. The event was jointly organized by COMSATS; the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and COMSATS' Centre of .... [ Read more ]

28th December 2015
NMC-COMSATS-ISESCO International Conference on Mathematical Modelling Inaugurated in Abuja

The International Conference on Mathematical Modeling was inaugurated by Prof. Adewale Roland Tunde Solarin, Director/Chief Executive of National Mathematical Centre (NMC), Nigeria, on 28th December 2015, at the Auditorium of the Nigerian National Atomic Energy Commission, Abuja, Nigeria. The event is being jointly organized by COMSATS;..... [ Read more ]

26th December 2015
Executive Director COMSATS visits IROST

The Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi, visited the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), which is the Centre of Excellence of COMSATS in the Islamic Republic of Iran. He held a meeting with the newly appointed President of IROST, Prof. Fathollah Moztarzadeh, on 26th December 2015.... [ Read more ]

23rd - 25th November 2015
Second International Workshop on 'Applications of ICTs in Education, Healthcare and Agriculture' held in Morocco

The 2nd International Workshop on 'Applications of ICTs in Education, Healthcare and Agriculture' was successfully held in Rabat, Morocco, on November 23-25, 2015. Hosted by the National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (INPT), Rabat, the event was jointly organized by COMSATS, the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural...... [ Read more ]

12th November 2015
38th Meeting of the COMSATS Management Committee held at COMSATS Secretariat

The 38th Meeting of the Management Committee of COMSATS was held on 12th November 2015, at COMSATS Secretariat, Islamabad. The Management Committee is a statutory body of COMSATS and assists its Secretariat in the implementation of policy decisions taken by other organs of COMSATS; recommends programmes and budget ..... [ 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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Executive Director COMSATS holds a Farewell Meeting with Nigerian Students at CIIT
Director-General CERN visits COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Ambassador of China Inaugurates the China Study Centre at CIIT, Islamabad
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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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