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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One Hundred Reasons to be a Scientist: Urdu Version
The 25th General Meeting of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) was held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, on 25-28 October 2014. On invitation from the Executive Director TWAS, Prof. Romain Murenzi, and the Omanese Ministry of Higher Education, the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. I. E. Qureshi, participated in the meeting as observer.... [ Read more ]
19th - 23rd October 2014
COMSATS strengthens ties with scientific institutions of Tanzania
A three-member delegation of COMSATS, comprising Dr. I.E. Qureshi, Executive Director COMSATS; Mr. Tajammul Hussain, Advisor (Programmes) COMSATS; and Mr. Farhan Ansari, Sr. Assistant Director (Programmes) COMSATS, held a number of meetings .... [ Read more ]
22nd October 2014
COMSATS delegation visits COMSATS' Centre of Excellence in Tanzania
A delegation of COMSATS led by the Executive Director, Dr. I. E. Qureshi, visited COMSATS' Centre of Excellence in Tanzania, the Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organization (TIRDO) on 22nd October 2014. TIRDO has been affiliated with COMSATS' Network .... [ Read more ]
23rd October 2014
4th International Workshop on 'Internet Security: Enhancing Information Exchange Safeguards' successfully concluded in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
The 4th International Workshop on 'Internet Security: Enhancing Information Exchange Safeguards' was jointly organized by COMSATS; the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO); the Inter Islamic Network on Information Technology (INIT); .... [ Read more ]
20th October 2014
4th International Workshop on Internet Security inaugurated in Tanzania
The 4th International Workshop on 'Internet Security: Enhancing Information Exchange Safeguards' was inaugurated by Prof. Patrick Makungu, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology, Government of Tanzania, on 20th October 2014, ..... [ Read more ]
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 ]
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 ]
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: