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COMSATS’ Network Expands Linkages to North

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COMSATS’ Centre of Excellence in Pakistan, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), has entered into an Agreement with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy, on 17th September 2019. The MoU was signed by Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar, Rector of CUI, and Dr. Fernando Quevedo, Director of ICTP.

Under the aegis of this MoU, first International Master of Science Programme in Mathematics will be launched at Lahore Campus of CUI. The Agreement will also facilitate research in Industrial and Applied Mathematics apart from providing world class education in Mathematics to Pakistani students.

As part of its efforts to uplift scientists and support the highest quality of scientific work under this agreement, the ICTP will contribute towards curriculum design, research proposals and international faculty nominations for the program, apart from supporting outstanding students from around the globe for study at COMSATS University Islamabad and facilitating Pakistani students to travel to ICTP to interact with leading scientists for a month.

Upcoming Events

The Fourth General Meeting of COMSATS, Accra, Ghana
Oct 29 all-day

COMSATS General Meeting is the apex forum that brings together the Heads of Member States (currently 27) for highest level policy guidelines and general direction for the organization’s programmes in pursuit of its mission. The first General Meeting of the Commission was held in 1994 that led to the establishment of COMSATS itself. Since then, two more meetings have been held in Islamabad (16-17 April 2012), and Accra (27-28 October 2015), respectively. The fourth General Meeting of the Commission convened by Hon. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, President of Ghana, is scheduled to be held on 29th October 2019, in Accra, Ghana.

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Accra Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, Accra, Ghana
Oct 30 all-day

The Accra Forum on S&T for Sustainable Development being organized under the patronage of COMSATS’ national focal point in Ghana, the Ghanaian Ministry for Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation will create awareness, share information on available mechanisms and tools for SDGs implementation, apart from recommending approaches to accelerate progress towards 2030 Global Agenda. During the Forum, Heads of State/Government and Ministerial-level officials; representatives from United Nation agencies and other international organizations; members of the diplomatic community; stakeholders from private sector, research organization; academia and media, through dialogues, debates and group meetings will deliberate upon the ways and means for effective translation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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5th COMSATS-ISESCO-INIT International Conference on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Food Security: Role of ICTs, Monastir, Tunisia
Nov 4 – Nov 6 all-day