• Workshop on National Innovation System and Intellectual Property (African Region)
  • 20th Anniversary of COMSATS
  • E.D. COMSATS with the President and Senior Officials of Government of Ghana
  • Workshop on Repair and Maintenance of Scientific Engineering Equipments
  • 17th Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council
  • 2nd Meeting of COMSATS Consultative Committee
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  Brief Introduction
Brief Introduction
  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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25th November 2014
2nd Regional Workshop on National Innovation System and Intellectual Property (African Region) Inaugurated in Morocco

COMSATS-ISESCO-INIT Regional Workshop on National Innovation System and Intellectual Property for the African region was inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Amina Al Hajri, Deputy Director-General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), on November 25, 2014,.. [ Read more ]

19th November 2014
Ambassador of China to Pakistan Briefed About COMSATS' Programmes

The Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi, held a meeting with the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Sun Weidong, on November 19, 2014, to brief him about COMSATS' wide ranging international programmes and activities, its international mandate, structure, and functions of various statutory bodies..... [ Read more ]

12th November 2014
COMSATS holds World Science Day Seminar on 'Quality Science Education: Securing a Sustainable Future for All'

In order to commemorate this year's World Science Day, COMSATS organized a half-day seminar in Islamabad, in collaboration with ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) and UNESCO office Islamabad, on November 12, 2014. Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, the renowned physicist and.... [ Read more ]

25th - 28th October 2014
COMSATS represented at 25th TWAS General Meeting

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 ]

19th - 20th May 2014
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 ]

1st May 2013
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 ]

16th - 17th April 2012
Successful Conclusion of the 2nd Commission Meeting of COMSATS

The 2nd Commission Meeting of COMSATS concluded on April 17, 2012, after having worked out broad policy guidelines for the future functioning of the Commission..... [ Read more ]

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 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.


Flagship Projects

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:

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Ambassador of China Inaugurates the China Study Centre at CIIT, Islamabad
[Upcoming] NASIC Workshop on Modern Spectroscopic Techniques and their Applications in Structure Determination, 1-3 December 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
[Upcoming] 5th International Symposium-cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, 12-15 January, 2015, Karachi, Pakistan
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Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ghana
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Khwarizmi International Awards
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