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About us
  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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11th - 12th October 2017
International Congress on Viruses and Vaccines in Tropical Areas held in Gambia

COMSATS, in collaboration with The University of the Gambia (UTG) and Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), successfully organized the first International Congress on Viruses and Vaccines in Tropical Areas, from 11th - 12th October 2017,... [ Read more ]

3rd October 2017
Minister of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan, Visited COMSATS Secretariat

On 3rd October 2017, H. E. Mr. Dostain Khan Domki, the Honorable Minister of State for Science and Technology and Mrs. Yasmin Masood, Secretary for Ministry of Science and Technology, visited COMSATS Headquarters in order to hold a meeting with COMSATS Officials..... [ Read more ]

2nd October 2017
10th ISESCO-COMSATS' National Workshop on Repair and Maintenance in Almaty, Kazakhstan

The 10th National Workshop on 'Repair and Maintenance of Scientific, Engineering Equipment in Universities, Research Institutions and Small Scale Industries' was successfully held from October 02-06, 2017, at KazNU, Almaty, Kazakhstan.... [ Read more ]

2nd October 2017
Meeting of Executive Director COMSATS with Ambassadors of Republic of Tunisia and Federal Republic of Somalia

On invitation of the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, the Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Adel Elarabi, and the Ambassador of Federal Republic of Somalia to Pakistan, H.E. Mrs. Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi, paid a visit to COMSATS Secretariat on October 2, 2017 .... [ Read more ]

27th September 2017
The High Commissioner Republic of Kenya visited COMSATS Secretariat

Upon invitation from Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, the Executive Director COMSATS, the High Commissioner of Republic of Kenya to Pakistan, H. E. Prof. Julius K. Bitok, paid a visit to COMSATS Secretariat, on 27th September 2017. His Excellency was accompanied by Abdikadir Doyo Wario, Second Counselor at the Kenyan High Commission..... [ Read more ]

27th September 2017
Farewell Reception in Honor of H.E. Mr. Nedim Makarevic, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina

COMSATS (Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South) and Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies organized Farewell reception in Honor of H.E. Dr. Nedim Makarevic, outgoing Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Pakistan. .... [ Read more ]

22nd September 2017
Ambassador of Cuba in Islamabad visits COMSATS Secretariat

H.E. Mr. Gabriel Tiel Capote, Ambassador of Cuba to Pakistan, visited COMSATS Secretariat on 22nd September 2017. The Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, had invited His Excellency for a briefing on COMSATS in order to seek his support for encouraging .... [ Read more ]

21st September 2017
The President of International Islamic University, Islamabad, visited COMSATS Secretariat

On 21st September 2017, the President of Islamic International University, Islamabad (IIUI), Dr. Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al Draiweesh, visited COMSATS Secretariat upon invitation from the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S M. Junaid Zaidi..... [ 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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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Activities of COEs
Important Events in Member States
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
Activities of Centres of Excellence
CIIT holds its historic Celebrates 100th Convocation
Fostering Solar Technology in the Mediterranean Area Concludes
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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