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  • Friday, July 1, 2022

  • Business

  • International Office

The International Growth Centre's (IGC) research focuses on sustainable growth policies in developing countries. Sustainable growth refers to countries developing their potential in an inclusive way that improves social, environmental, and economic well-being for all, including for future generations.
The IGC particularly interested in projects that address these issues through one of four themes (outlined below), all of which play a crucial role in building resilience and promoting sustainable growth.
  • Firms, trade, and productivity – Increasing productivity through structural changes in firms’ capabilities, the functioning of markets, and how firms interact with world markets.
  • State effectiveness – Escaping fragility and improving the capabilities and effectiveness of states to deliver higher rates of sustainable growth.
  • Cities – Making cities more productive, sustainable, and inclusive while addressing the downsides of density.
  • Energy and environment – Improving access to reliable energy and developing strategies to mitigate and adapt to global and local externalities from energy consumption.
For more information about the research priorities of IGC, please visit:
The IGC’s research focuses on sustainable growth policies in developing countries. Sustainable growth refers to countries developing their potential in an inclusive way that improves social, environmental, and economic well-being for all, including for future generations. As countries turn their focus from the COVID-19 response to COVID-19 recovery, IGC is working with our partners in ...
IGC's partner countries are Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone & Liberia (one resident team covering both countries), and Uganda. Additionally, IGC engage in Tanzania, Sudan, and Zambia on a more flexible basis.
For more information about the research priorities for each of partner countries, please visit: 
Bangladesh’s economic growth of 6%in the last decade has been coupled with a satisfactory decline of poverty while income inequality has remained broadly stable.

The online application form, budget, and full guidance will be available on 13 July (Mark your calendars) at  
Eligibility criteria:
Proposals that do not meet these criteria will not be successful:
  • The Principal Investigator on the study must be either a PhD student or an early-career researcher, defined as someone with a PhD and 5 or less years of work experience. The PhD must be in economics or a related social science field such as development studies, political economy, public policy, etc.
  • There are no restrictions on experience level for co-investigators.
  • Budgets must be capped at £20,000.
  • The IGC will not fund projects that are a) purely qualitative, b) not grounded in sound economics research principles, or c) relevant only to middle- or high-income countries.
  • Applications that are in line with IGC research priorities, empirically rigorous, advance our knowledge about inclusive growth policy, and have strong value for money are favoured.

For more information, about how to apply, please click:

  • Monday, June 6, 2022

  • CUI

  • International Office


I am directed to apprise that ATU-Net Malaysia Special Interest Group (Research and Publication) is calling for proposals from interested researchers for the Young Researcher Grant scheme: ATU-Net Young Researcher Grant 2022 (ATU-Net YRG 2022) – detail of which is attached. The call for application is open to all respected faculty members who are currently serving at CUI who: 


(1) are 40 years old or younger; 

(2) preferably hold a PhD; and 

(3) have not been a principal investigator of any research grant from any institutions 


The closing date of the application is 30 June 2022 (Thursday), 23:59 GMT+8 (Malaysia Time). The result will be announced on 30 August 2022. Successful applicants will receive RM (Malaysian Ringgit) 10,000 award of grant (approx. US Dollars 2,250) in September 2022. 


The application form and the details of the call are available at  

This link has complete information about eligibility, requirements, and important dates: 


Click HERE to download the application form.

Click HERE to submit the application form and other required documents. 

For any enquiries, please contact ATU-Net at

It is requested kindly disseminate this opportunity with respected interested faculty members of your campus/ department/ center with the request to capitalize this opportunity. Once they have applied, kindly share their details with International Office.

Many thanks.

  • Thursday, July 8, 2021

  • CUI

  • International Office

Respected Colleagues,


The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) presents its compliments.


It may kindly be noted that the Biotechnology Section of the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), Sri Lanka, is organizing a two-day e-course on "How to Design Your own Primers for Your Research", on 19 – 20 July 2021. The aim of the subject course is to give insight into specific sequence for primer designing including, manual techniques, online primer designing tools, advance applications, etc.


In this regard, please find attached herewith the Brochure of the event for your kind information and onward dissemination.


Please accept the assurances of our highest consideration. 



With sincere regards,


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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



  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021

  • CUI

  • International Office

Subject: Call for proposal: CPEC- Collaborative Research Grant (Due Date: 31-03-2021 through online portal


The CPEC- Collaborative Research Grant (CPEC-CRG) is one of the key component of recently launched HEC initiative namely "Academic Collaboration under CPEC Consortium of Universities". The overall objective of the said project is to understand and respond to the historic global geo-strategic and geo-economic transition and its impact on the region in general and Pakistan in particular, keeping in view the broad Chinese Belt and Road Initiative and its Pakistan-specific component – CPEC. The national response to the strategic opportunity arising out of the emerging global dynamics is the CPEC Long Term Plan (LTP). 

The CPEC- CRG is anticipated to support promising research partnerships between Pakistan and China, aiming at finding solutions to CPEC-related problems through joint research by the universities of Pakistan and China, drawing upon research potential of academia on both sides. Keeping in view the scope and foreseeable impact of CPEC, this initiative will go a long way in supporting collaborative research proposals, addressing problems and issues pertaining to Pakistan's socio-economic development in general and CPEC in particular.

CPEC- CRG research projects must be collaborative in scope, with teams composed of academic researchers from Pakistan and China with the appropriate expertise to address the research challenge, as well as industrial and sectoral collaborators within Pakistan and/or China.   Principal Investigators should be faculty members at higher education institutions in Pakistan.  To take full advantage of the national research capacity, proposals are encouraged from teams including junior and senior academic staff, as well as both male and female researchers.  PIs are also encouraged to include students who have worked on the academic research underpinning the CPEC- CRG proposal as part of the team.

CPEC-CRG awards will be selected competitively using a merit-based, independent, transparent evaluation and selection process based upon international standards.  In addition, HEC will organize a series of workshops and webinars, as well as develop a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the CPEC- CRG program.

Priority Areas: 
The CPEC-Collaborative Research Grant is focused on supporting research in the following priority thematic areas of national interest, utilizing full potential of Chinese experiences and lessons learnt in these areas;
  • Sustainable Agriculture, including but not limited to challenges such as Agricultural Productivity and Resilience; exploitation of Agricultural Value-chains; and Sustainable Food Eco-systems for rural and urban consumers and producers
  • Health and Wellbeing, including but not limited to Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health (MNCH), health-related information and communication technologies, Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiology, Non-Communicable Diseases, Bio-informatics & Big-data Analytics
  • Clean Water and Sanitation, including but not limited to, food, energy, water nexus, and focusing on challenges such as large-scale, low cost, and scalable waste water treatment systems; significant reduction in irrigation related water losses; and innovative socio-technical approaches to water conservation.
  • Poverty Alleviation, including, but not limited to, skills and labor market interventions, and focusing on challenges such as exploitation of 3G/4G networks particularly for less literate and largely illiterate populations; addressing and mitigation of large climate change impacts on marginal communities; the use of technology in bringing transparency and responsiveness to citizen services.
  • Science & Technology for Sustainable Development, including but not limited to, export competitiveness, and focusing on challenges such as exploitation of economic and technological impacts of mobile broadband and development,  deployment, and exploitation of 5G networks; 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) within the Pakistani context; transformational innovation and enhancement of global competitiveness of Pakistani export value-chains; indigenous development of high-end textile value chains; industrial performance and productivity, competitiveness, and re-location (particularly in the context of CPEC); and the interplay between population and economic development.
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities, including but not limited to, sustainable urban design, low-cost housing, mobility, and transport and focusing on challenges such as planning for and preservation of urban space and life; economic, sociological, and cultural triggers for the planning and creation of second-tier (and new) cities and towns; provision of quality of urban life such as transportation and congestion, waste collection and disposal, water and sanitation, healthcare and education, and law and order.
  • Cultural Harmony between Pakistan and China, which may include identity politics, gender, population, and work ethic focusing on challenges such as preservation of our intellectual heritage and material culture, barriers to gender participation in the workforce and in national development; future of work and family; and cultural and sociological impact of CPEC.
  • Sustainable Energy, including but not limited to Energy efficiency, Battery and Storage Technologies, efficient and smart grids focusing on challenges such as smart and sustainable energy solutions for urban, rural, and remote areas.
  • Sustainable Infrastructure, including but not limited to low-cost electric mobility solutions; sustainable platforms for urban, rural, and intercity mobility including roads, railway, and port infrastructure; innovation mechanisms for reduction in transmission and grid losses in legacy power transmission infrastructures.
For more information about eligibility and how to apply please visit:

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019

  • CUI

  • WebTeam

A seminar on "Writing Quality Research Paper” was held at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Attock Campus on November 19, 2019. The session is part of seminar series, organized under the program “Information Seminars for Higher Studies Abroad” with the objective to educate and orient CUI prospective candidates with respect to selecting, financing and applying for higher studies abroad.

The purpose of the seminar was to guide young faculty members and students on how to write a good quality research paper. The session was conducted by Dr. Khawaja Fawad Latif from the Department of Management Science, Attock Campus.

Dr. Khawaja Fawad Latif received his PhD from Abasyn University and a Master’s degree from University of Westminster, UK. He is an active researcher and a reviewer of a number of research Journals. Currently he is Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Science, COMSATS University Islamabad, Attock Campus. Previously he has worked at the City University of Science and Information Technology and Abasyn University.

The session provided a framework for developing a good research paper. The speaker discussed different key points for writing a good Introduction section. Later he provided guidelines for developing a robust Literature Review section. Finally the speaker shared tips for writing the Discussion and Conclusion sections. A copy of the presentation is uploaded at the CUI blogs.

The talk was organized by Directorate of Planning, Development and Human Resource Development in collaboration with the CUI, Attock Campus.

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