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Turkey joins COMSATS as 25th Member State
  • A Delegation of The Gambia Visits COMSATS Secretariat
  • 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Highlighted at COMSATS' Forum
  • Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan visits COMSATS Secretariat, Islamabad
  • Ambassador of Yemen in Islamabad visits Secretariat
  • Ambassador of Vietnam to Pakistan visits COMSATS Secretariat
  • Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Pakistan Visits COMSATS Secretariat
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  COMSATS is an intergovernmental organization with its permanent Secretariat based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Established in 1994, the organization comprising 25 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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14th September 2017
A Delegation of The Gambia Visits COMSATS Secretariat

A delegation from Gambia visited COMATS Secretariat in Islamabad on 14th September 2017 to explore and enhance scientific collaborations between the Gambia, and COMSATS Member states and COEs..... [ Read more ]

12th September 2017
2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Highlighted at COMSATS' Forum

Foreign missions of Embassy of China, European Union, and Palestine and delegates from UNIDO and UNDP and CIIT, Pakistan, endorsed the importance of South-South Cooperation for exchange of resources, technology, as well as knowledge between the developing.... [ Read more ]

30th August 2017
Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan visits COMSATS Secretariat, Islamabad

H. E. Mr. Sherali S. Jononov visited COMSATS HQ on 30th August 2017 on invitation from the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi. The visit is a part of COMSATS' membership campaign as well as in keeping with the COMSATS' tradition of keeping the diplomatic .... [ Read more ]

28th August 2017
Possibilities of Cooperation with EU Explored in a meeting with EU Charge d'Affaires

In line with COMSATS' efforts to expand the scope of its programmes and its international partnerships, a delegation from European Union, Pakistan, was invited by the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, to visit COMSATS Secretariat.... [ Read more ]

24th August 2017
Executive Director COMSATS calls on the High Commissioner of South Africa in Pakistan

Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director COMSATS, call upon the High Commissioner of South Africa in Pakistan, H. E. Mpendulo Jele Kumalo, on August 24, 2017. .... [ Read more ]

22nd to 24th August 2017
New Activity of COMSATS Tele-Health Programme

During the year 2017, COMSATS eHealth Programme made efforts to foster its new collaboration with Midland Doctor Medical Institute (MDMI), which offered its hospital in Muzafarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir for the first Telehealth setup under MDMI-COMSATS collaboration .... [ Read more ]

21st August 2017
Executive Director COMSATS called upon the Ambassador of Republic of Azerbaijan

The Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, called upon H.E. Ali Alizada, Ambassador of Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, at the Embassy of Azerbaijan, on 21st August, 2017.... [ Read more ]

18th August 2017
Ambassador of Yemen in Islamabad visits Secretariat

Upon invitation from the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, the Ambassador of Yemen to Pakistan, H.E. Mohammed Motahar Alashabi, visited COMSATS Secretariat on August 18, 2017..... [ 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 six 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); Mathematical Modeling (NMC-Nigeria); 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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16th CTWF International Symposium on Advances in Seasonal to Decadal Prediction, 18-20 Sept. 2017 Beijing, China
International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Process, November 2-4, Tunisia
World Science Forum 2017, Jordan
Activities of COEs
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CIIT holds its historic Celebrates 100th Convocation
Fostering Solar Technology in the Mediterranean Area Concludes
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Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ghana
(Line Ministry for the Office of COMSATS' Chairperson)
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