• 2nd Meeting of COMSATS Consultative Committee
  • 16th Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council
  • Workshop on Repair and Maintenance of Scientific Engineering Equipments
  • COMSATS-ISESCO Regional Consultative Workshop on NIS and IP
  • COMSATS Commemorates World Science Day 2013
  • UNESCO Pledges Support to COMSATS
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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 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.

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8th April 2014
One-Day Seminar on Science Journalism

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 - 3rd May 2013
16th Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council successfully held in Accra, Ghana

The 16th Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council was successfully held on 2-3 May 2013, at Accra, Ghana. The meeting was hosted by COMSATS’ Centre of Excellence in Ghana,.... [ 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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Activities of Centres of Excellence
2014 ICCES International Training Workshop on Asian Monsoon Variability and Predictability, 6-15 July 2014, Beijing China
13th CAS-TWAS-WMO Forum: International Symposium on Extreme Weather and Climate: Past, Present, Future, 8-11 September 2014, Beijing China
CIIT organizes International Conference on ‘Asian Monsoon and Climate Change’ in Islamabad
Important Links
Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ghana
(Line Ministry for the Office of COMSATS' Chairperson)
Ministry of Science and Technology, Pakistan
Khwarizmi International Awards
ISESCO Centre for Promotion of Scientific Research (ICPSR)
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