In 2001, COMSATS established an I.T Centre in Damascus-Syria, in collaboration with the OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) and the Ministry of Higher Education of the Arab Republic of Syria. The then Presidents of Pakistan and Syria jointly inaugurated the Centre.
The aims and objectives of the I.T Centre are to: provide high standard training in the field of information technology; hold workshops to build the capacity of the workforce; provide e-learning tools to companies and serve as a certified training centre.
The working scope of this Centre encompasses training in software and hardware, e.g. development of networking software, Internet applications and e-commerce. The Centre offers short-term trainings in office automation, networks, databases, various programming languages, Internet applications, and graphics suites. On the other hand, long-term trainings are offered in e-Business, Network Security and Intelligent Systems.