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 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.
The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in South (COMSATS) in partnership with the ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) organized a one-day Seminar on 'Science Communication and Journalism', on April 8, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan.... [ Read more ]
1st - 3rd April 2014
COMSATS' Centre of Excellence in Bangladesh hosts Executive Director's Visit
The Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), which joined the Network of Centres of Excellence of COMSATS in 2011, hosted the first visit of the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. I. E. Qureshi, from 1st to 3rd April 2014.... [ Read more ]
12th March 2014
The Director General IAEA Visits COMSATS' Focal Point in Pakistan
A delegation of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) led by the Director General, Mr. Yukiya Amano, visited the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan (COMSATS' Focal Point in the host country) on 12th March 2014,,.... [ Read more ]
6th February 2014
UNESCO Pledges Support to COMSATS
The Director General UNESCO, Dr. Irina Bokova, has pledged support to COMSATS for activities related to science, technology and innovation, which she considered pivotal for the future development frameworks. She expressed these views on February 6, 2014,... [ Read more ]
22nd January 2014
Third Meeting of COMSATS' International Thematic Research Group on 'Climate Change and Environmental Protection' held in Islamabad
The third meeting of COMSATS' International Thematic Research Group (ITRG) on 'Climate Change and Environmental Protection' was held on January 22, 2014, at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad, .... [ 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: