Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)



COMSATS has been endeavoring time and again to make the best use of latest and upcoming technologies for the benefit of its Member States. In the past, COMSATS has initiated and successfully completed a number of developmental programmes and projects of social and economic interest to the people. COMSATS’ initiatives in the fields of information and communication technologies represent its visionary developmental interventions. The projects such as COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), and COMSATS Internet Services in Pakistan, as well as the programme titled ‘ICTs for Rural Development in Mountainous and Remote Areas of Northern Pakistan’ that led to COMSATS Tele-health Programme, are some of the landmarks of its success. Some important past projects of COMSATS are as follows:

  • ICTs for Rural Development in Mountainous and Remote Areas of Northern Pakistan in Collaboration with IDRC

  • French Online Distance Learning Programme

  • French Online in Sudan

  • Industrial Information Network (IIN)

  • COMSATS-CERN-NCP Project for Data-Grid Applications and Physics Data- Analysis

  • Setting up of Computer Laboratories in Educational Institutional

  • Biotechnology Web-portal for Government of Pakistan

  • I.T. Projects for Government of Pakistan

  • Syrian-COMSATS-COMSTECH Information Technology Centre (SCCITC), Damascus-Syria

  • COMSATS-COMSTECH-MTM-IT Centre, Karachi-Pakistan

  • Feasibility for Chilas

  • Pakistan-US S&T Cooperative Programme 2008-09

  • Tissue-Culture Research Project with NARC, Islamabad-Pakistan