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  • Second Meeting of COMSATS Technical Advisory Committee held in Trieste, Italy
  • The Federal Republic of Somalia joins COMSATS as its 26th Member State
  • COMSATS establishes ties with scientific institutions of Oman
  • Deputy Head of Mission of Afghanistan to Pakistan Visits COMSATS Secretariat
  • International Congress on Viruses and Vaccines in Tropical Areas held in Gambia
  • Minister of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan, Visited COMSATS Secretariat
  • The President of International Islamic University, Islamabad, visited 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 26 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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15th November 2017
Second Meeting of COMSATS Technical Advisory Committee held in Trieste, Italy

The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) held the second meeting of its International Technical Advisory Committee on 15th November 2017,..... [ Read more ]
 

9th November 2017
The Federal Republic of Somalia joins COMSATS as its 26th Member State

The Federal Republic of Somalia has joined the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) as its 26th Member States. An agreement in this regard was signed during a ceremony held at COMSATS Secretariat, Islamabad,.... [ Read more ]
 

3rd November 2017
The Ambassador of Azerbaijan Calls on the Executive Director COMSATS

His Excellency Mr. Ali Alizada, Ambassador of Republic of Azerbaijan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, paid a visit to the COMSATS Secretariat on 3rd November 2017, to hold a meeting with Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director COMSATS.... [ Read more ]
 

1st November 2017
New Batch of Interns Joins COMSATS

The orientation programme for ten new foreign interns to join COMSATS was held on 1st November 2017. These interns that belonged to Nigeria and Ethiopia are pursuing their degrees in Masters (Biosciences) and Ph.D (Computer Science, Engineering, Biosciences,.... [ Read more ]
 

31st October to 2nd November 2017
COMSATS establishes ties with scientific institutions of Oman

A five-member delegation of COMSATS Secretariat visited the Sultanate of Oman from 31st October, 2017 to 2nd November, 2017 in connection with signing a 'Protocol of Cooperation' with Oman National Computer Emergency Readiness Team (OCERT).... [ Read more ]
 

31st October 2017
Deputy Head of Mission of Afghanistan to Pakistan Visits COMSATS Secretariat

H.E. Mr. Zardasht Shams, Deputy Head of Mission of Afghanistan to Pakistan, visited COMSATS Secretariat on 31st October 2017 on invitation from the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi.... [ Read more ]
 

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 ]
 

   

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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