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Mr. Michal Bobak, Economic Counsellor, Embassy of Czech Republic in Islamabad visited COMSATS Headquarters

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Mr. Michal Bobak, Economic Counsellor, Embassy of Czech Republic in Islamabad visited COMSATS Headquarters and held a meeting with the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi and other officials on 11th December 2018. After the exchange of pleasantries, the Adviser Programmes, Mr. Tajammul Hussain made a brief presentation on COMSATS covering the scope and activities of the organization. He highlighted various programmes of COMSATS, including Tele-health, International Thematic Research Groups, and capacity-building activities. He apprised Mr. Bobak regarding the flagship projects of COMSATS including COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), and COMSATS Internet Services (CIS).

Mr. Bobak thanked the Executive Director for inviting him to COMSATS Headquarters. He expressed keen interest in bilateral cooperation between Czech Republic and Pakistan as well as other Member Countries, especially in the areas of Education and Health. Mr. Bobak suggested cooperation between CUI / Pakistani Universities with the Universities of Czech Republic from the platform of COMSATS especially in the areas of Mathematics and Physics. In this connection, possibilities of faculty / student exchange were discussed.

In order to nurture cooperation, the Executive Director COMSATS invited the delegation comprising of senior professors of Czech Republic’ Universities to Pakistan in order to explore opportunities of faculty exchange, scholarships and joint research and development activities. Dr. Zaidi also highlighted the emerging initiatives of COMSATS i.e. establishment of COMSATS Centre for Climate and Sustainability (CCCS), efforts for establishing Universities and R&D Centres in various Member States and expansion of Tele-health programs.

Mr. Bobak extended gratitude for afore-mentioned proposals and expressed willingness to support and facilitate such visits. He also expressed interest in CCCS and virtual campus of COMSATS University Islamabad. Mr. Bobak solicited COMSATS assistance in the areas of Climate Change and the preservation of water resources. In response, Mr. Farhan Ansari, Sr. Assistant Director (Programmes), COMSATS, informed Mr. Bobak regarding the forthcoming workshop on ‘Water Resources: Expected Crises and Strategies of Predomination’, at National Research Centre, Egypt, on 11-12 March 2018. It was agreed that the Embassy will circulate this information to the relevant universities / R&D organizations of Czech Republic for possible participation. Likewise, Embassy would also facilitate the circulation of information regarding COMSATS activities in related organizations / universities of Czech Republic.

The meeting concluded with a pledge to deepen cooperation in S&T between COMSATS and Czech Republic for the good of the developing countries.

Upcoming Events

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The 22nd Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council, 16-17 April 2019, Tianjin, China
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day

The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) is pleased to announce the convening of the 22nd meeting of its Coordinating Council scheduled to be held in Tianjin, China, on 16 – 17 April 2019. The meeting will be hosted by COMSATS’ Centre of Excellence, the Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. The meeting programme includes a visit to TIB’s laboratories on 18th April 2019.

The Coordinating Council meets every year, inter alia, to: review the activities of COMSATS’ Network; follow up on the decisions and recommendations made in the previous meeting; and outline the future course of action.

Invitations and Confirmation of Participation

The Executive Director COMSATS has extended invitations to all members of the Coordinating Council. The representatives of some international partner organizations have also been invited to participate in the meeting as Observers.

COMSATS Headquarters is closely coordinating with the host institution (TIB) to ensure timely arrangements.

Agenda and Working Paper

The provisional Agenda of the meeting has been prepared. The detailed Working Paper and associated documents of the meeting are under preparation and will be electronically distributed to the Council members and other invitees during first half of March 2019.

For further details, please contact:

COMSATS Secretariat, Pakistan TIB, China

Mr. Tajammul Hussain
Advisor (Programmes)
COMSATS Headquarters
Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (+92-51) 9204892
Fax: (+92-51) 9216539
Email: tajammul@comsats.org

Mr. Farhan Ansari
Sr. Assistant Director (Programmes)
COMSATS Headquarters
Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (+92-51) 9214515-7
Fax: (+92-51) 9216539
Email: farhan@comsats.org

Prof. Dr. Jibin Sun
Deputy Director-General
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Tianjin, China
32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area, Tianjin 300308, China
Tel: 0086-22-84861949
Fax: 0086-22-84861943
Email: sun_jb@tib.cas.cn

Ms. Qianqian Chai
Officer of Foreign Affairs and Academic Exchange
Division of Science and Technology Development
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)
32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area, Tianjin 300308, China
Tel: +86-2284861925
E-mail: chai_qq@tib.cas.cn
http://english.tib.cas.cn

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