COMSATS is an IGO 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 18 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.
COMSATS' Picture Gallery
16th Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council
2nd Meeting of COMSATS Consultative Committee
2nd Commission Meeting of COMSATS
2nd Commission Meeting of COMSATS
Workshop on Repair and Maintenance of Scientific Engineering Equipments
Documents of the 2nd Consultative Committee and 16th Coordinating Council Meetings
The sixth edition of the World Science Forum was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 25-27 November 2013, where more than 400 scientists, educationists, policy-makers, leaders of research bodies, international organizations, industries and civil society representatives from over 100 countries were present..... [ Read more ]
17 - 22 November 2013
Executive Director COMSATS Visits UNESCO
On invitation from the Government of Pakistan to join its delegation for the 37th General Conference of UNESCO, the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. I. E. Qureshi, visited UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on November 17-22, 2013. Apart from attending the joint meetings of UNESCO's Commissions held on 18th and 19th November,.... [ Read more ]
12 November 2013
COMSATS Commemorates World Science Day 2013
The World Science Day for Peace and Development 2013 was commemorated by COMSATS by holding a seminar on ‘Science for Water Cooperation: Sharing Data, Knowledge and Innovations’ in Islamabad, on November 12, 2013..... [ Read more ]
7th - 9th October 2013
COMSATS-ISESCO Regional Consultative Workshop on National Innovation System and Intellectual Property
The COMSATS-ISESCO Regional Consultative Workshop on National Innovation System (NIS) and Intellectual Property (IP) was held in Islamabad from October 7-9, 2013. The workshop was jointly organized by the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS);... [ Read more ]
25th September 2013
Visit of the Minister for Higher Education & Scientific Research, Republic of the Sudan, to COMSATS Secretariat, Islamabad
The Minister for Higher Education & Scientific Research, Republic of the Sudan, H.E. Prof. Khamis Kajo Kunda, along with the Sudanese Ambassador to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. El Shafie Mohamed Ahmed, visited COMSATS Secretariat on September 25, 2013. ... [ Read more ]
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 ]
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.
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: