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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 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 22 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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13th April 2018
COMSATS and ISESCO signed the Agreement for Joint Cooperation Programme during 2018

The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), based in Pakistan, and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), based in Morocco, signed an Agreement for Joint Cooperation Programme during 2018... [ Read more ]


3rd April 2018
Al-Farabi Gold Medal awarded to the Executive Director COMSATS

Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director COMSATS, was awarded the Al-Farabi Gold Medal by the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), Kazakhstan, for his outstanding contributions towards fostering international collaboration in science and technology.,... [ Read more ]


3rd April 2018
The 21st Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council successfully held in Almaty

The 21st Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council was hosted by COMSATS' Centre of Excellence in Kazakhstan, the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) on 3-4 April 2018. The meeting was attended by the Council members or their representatives from 14 Centres of Excellence of COMSATS:,... [ Read more ]


27th March 2018
Forum at COMSATS Discusses Low Employment Related Women Immigration Trends

A discussion session held at COMSATS Secretariat on 27th March 2018 took stock of immigration trends in Pakistani population, especially with regard to job opportunities and gender parity. Ms. Tamriz Khan, an Independent Policy Researcher and Analyst, .... [ Read more ]


12th - 22nd March 2018
Visit of COMSATS' Delegation to Scientific Institutions in Italy and Turkey

TAs per the vision of COMSATS' new leadership to broaden the exposure and experience of human resource, a nine-member delegation comprising of directors, senior and young programme officers of COMSATS visited partner R&D institutions in Italy and Turkey .... [ Read more ]


12th March 2018
MoU between COMSATS and Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF)

The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) on 12th March 2018 at a local hotel, in Islamabad.... [ 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
AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy 2018
Scholarships offered by COMSATS’ Centres of Excellence
ICGEB Travel Awards Eligibility
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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    - Benefits and Obligations of Joining COMSATS
International Linkages
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The Secretariat
Profile of the Executive Director
Message from the Executive Director
Consultative Committee
The Consultative Committee
    - Functions of the Committee
    - Members and Liaison Officers
    - Profile of the Chairperson
Network of Centres of Excellence
The Network
The Coordinating Council
    - Functions of the Council
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    - Profile of the Chairperson
The Technical Advisory Committee
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COMSATS' Programmes
COMSATS' Ongoing Projects
Science Diplomacy
International Thematic Research Groups (ITRGs)
National/International Events
Scientific Actvities Sponsorship
Postgraduate Scholarships
Expert Exchange Programme
Distinguished Professorship Scheme
COMSATS' Panel of Experts on ST&I Policy
Past Initiatives / Programmes
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Annual Report
Science Vision
Series of S&T Publications
COMSATS-TWAS 'Excellence in Science'
COMSATS at a Glance
COMSATS Brochure
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