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  • Meeting with the British Council Country Director for Pakistan
  • The 4th International Workshop on ‘Applications of ICTs in Education, Healthcare and Agriculture’ successfully held at Abuja, Nigeria
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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 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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18th August 2017
Ambassador of Yemen in Islamabad visits Secretariat

Upon invitation from the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S.M. Juniad Zaidi, the Ambassador of Yemen to Pakistan, H.E. Mohammed Motahar Alashabi, visited COMSATS Secretariat on August 18, 2017..... [ Read more ]
 

18th August 2017
Ambassador of Vietnam to Pakistan visits COMSATS Secretariat

On 18th August 2017, the Ambassador of Vietnam to Pakistan, H.E. Nguyen Xuan Luu, visited COMSATS Secretariat, Islamabad, on an invitation from Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi.... [ Read more ]
 

4th August 2017
Executive Director COMSATS called upon the Ambassador of Kyrgyz Republic

The Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, called upon H.E. Erik Beishembiev, Ambassador of Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan, at Embassy of Kyrgyz Republic, on 4th August, 2017.... [ Read more ]
 

2nd August 2017
The Ambassador of Turkmenistan Visits COMSATS Secretariat

On 2nd August 2017, H. E. Movlamov Atajan Nurlyevich, Ambassador of Turkmenistan in Islamabad, visited COMSATS Secretariat to meet Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director, COMSATS. During the meeting, Turkmenistan's membership to COMSATS ..... [ Read more ]
 

2nd August 2017
Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Pakistan Visits COMSATS Secretariat

On invitation of the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, the Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Pakistan, His Excellency Furkat A. Sidikov paid a visit to COMSATS Secretariat on August 02, 2017, for a meeting..... [ Read more ]
 

2nd August 2017
Meeting with the British Council Country Director for Pakistan

A meeting with the country director of the British Council Pakistan, Ms. Rosemary Hillhorst, was held at COMSATS Secretariat on 2nd August 2017. Ms. Hillhorst was accompanied by Ms. Nishat Riaz (Director of Education, Pakistan).... [ Read more ]
 

25th to 27th July 2017
The 4th International Workshop on 'Applications of ICTs in Education, Healthcare and Agriculture' successfully held at Abuja, Nigeria

The 4th International Workshop on 'Applications of ICTs in Education, Healthcare and Agriculture' was held from 25th to 27th July 2017, in Abuja, Nigeria. The workshop was hosted by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Federal Ministry of Science... [ Read more ]
 

21st July 2017
Luncheon Meeting of COMSATS' Senior Officials and Foreign Interns

On July 21, 2017, Dr. Abdul Aziz Khan, Advisor at COMSATS Secretariat, held a lunch meeting for senior officials of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) and the foreign interns of COMSATS Secretariat. The purpose of the meeting was to bid farewell to three of the.... [ 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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