Inauguration of International Center at COMSATS University Islamabad
Islamabad: The COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) formally inaugurated the International Center on June 22, 2022. The Rector CUI Prof. Dr. Muhammad T. Afzal inaugurated it. It was witnessed by the Registrar Prof. Dr. Sajjad A. Madani, Head International Office Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head International office, Head ORIC Prof. Dr. Shahid A Khan, Dean Faculty of Engineering Prof. Dr. Shahzad Malik, Dean Sciences Prof. Dr Sajid Qamar, Head CU Department Prof. Dr. Majid Iqbal, Professor of Computer Science Prof. Dr. Manzoor Tamimi and other senior colleagues. In addition, Ms. Anna Dukes, Head of Global Outreach and Operations, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom; Ms Caroline Cécile Kerello, European Project Manager, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France; Prof. Dr. Juan Luis García Alonso, Professor, University of Salamanca, Spain; Zainab Masood, Manager, Global Engagement , Lahore University of Management Sciences; Mr Waasay Ahmad Khan, Assistant Director (International Collaboration); National University of Science and Technology; and Ms Khadija Hassan, Assistant Professor, Pakistan Institute of Fashon and Design were also present in the inauguration.
The Center is established under a capacity Building project entitled ‘B-International’. B-International is a capacity-building project in higher education and is financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project is jointly implemented by partners from a) Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK; b) Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France; c) University of Bologna, Italy; d) University of Salamanca, Spain; e) COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan; f) Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan; g) National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan; and h) Pakistan Institute of Fashion Sciences, Pakistan.
This Center will promote internationalization activities in CUI and will transform in to truly international university with wide range of inter culture. The Center will provide students, faculty, officers and staff with a framework to implement international strategies that support wider aims of CUI as well as provide knowledge and practical tools to implement international activities with partner universities.