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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019

  • CUI

  • China Study Center

A two member delegation from China Gezhouba Group Company Limited visited China Study Center, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) on July 26, 2019. China Gezhouba Group Company Limited is a Chinese construction and engineering company based in Wuhan Hubei, China. The delegation was welcomed by the Incharge, China Study Center and Head of International Office of COMSATS University Islamabad along-with officials of China Study Center (CSC), CUI.

The company is keen to expand overseas operations with a stated goal of increasing international contracts. In Pakistan, the Company has already contracted to build multiple hydroelectric power projects. The Company is keen to expand international linkages.

The aim of the visit of delegation was to explore potential areas of mutual cooperation. Different options of establishing academia Industry linkages were discussed and potential areas of collaboration were identified. It was agreed to work on different initiatives under academia industry linkages for the welfare and betterment of students, faculty and researchers of CUI.

The delegates were shown campus facilities and infrastructure. They also visited China Study Center and were briefed about different activities of CSC. The delegates were impressed with the state of the art infrastructure available to the students of CUI.

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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

The Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Pakistan H.E. Mr. Atadjan Moulamov visited COMSATS University Islamabad on 26th of July, 2019. The purpose of the visit was to extend invitation to Rector, CUI to participate in the 1st Caspian Economic Forum.

The Ambassador was warmly welcomed by Head International office along-with his team. H.E. Ambassador had a detailed meeting with Rector, Dr. Raheel Qamar. The Head International Office, CUI also participated in the meeting. The Rector gave detailed introduction of CUI which was much appreciated by the Ambassador. Furthermore, the Ambassador invited the Rector for the upcoming 1st Caspian Economic Forum which was well received by the Rector. The Ambassador explained that the Forum will consist of three parts – International Conference, Caspian Exhibition of innovation technologies and legal part (signing of treaties, agreement, contracts). The possibilities of collaboration between universities of both countries was discussed.

H.E. the Ambassador appreciated the hospitality and positive outcome of his visit and left on a happy note.



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  • Monday, July 29, 2019

  • CUI

  • CCRD

Two students visited Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD), COMSATS University Islamabad for five days from 22 July to 26 July, 2019 to carry out the research activities.

One of student was Mr. Hamza Sarwar. He is doing MS Environmental Engineering from US-Pakistan Center for Advance Studies in Water, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh. His research title was “Assessment of climate change impacts and designing of climate smart agriculture practices for wheat crop using DSSAT model”

Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, Assistant Professor CCRD, described him the basic of decision support system for agro-technology transfer (DSSAT), minimum data required to run the model. He also helped him in creation of model files, calibration and evaluation of model, Climate change impact assessment and development of climate smart practices. He further helped him in creation of outlines and write-up for his thesis.

Second student was Ms. Hafiza Hamrah  Kanwal, she is doing PhD from the department of computer science, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China. Her research title was “Yield forecasting of wheat using Machine Learning Algorithms in Punjab Pakistan”.

Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad explained to her the basics of remote sensing, machine learning and about satellite images. He also helped her in downloading of satellite images, pre-processing of images such as atmospheric correction, mosaicing, clipping, layer staking. He also helped her in the training of shape files, land cover classification using machine learning and developed the yield forecasting model using PCA and LASSO analyses and further guided her in creation of outlines for her research paper.







  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019

  • Business

  • International Office

A two member delegation from Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey visited COMSATS University Islamabad from June 24 – 28, 2019. The delegation comprised of two staff members namely Mr. Mesut Yilmaz, Collection Management, Library and Mr. Adem Baba, Education Program Coordinator, Lifelong Learning Centre. The aim of visit was to exchanging experiences and share best practices in their relevant fields between the two universities. It was funded by the Erasmus+ program.  It was third visit from Istanbul Sehir University to CUI in year 2019.

The delegates came with five days program which included interaction with relevant/ counterpart officials at CUI, i.e. International Office, Library, Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization, Faculty Development Academy and visit to academic & research Departments. They visited CUI campuses at Islamabad, Wah and Lahore. 

The delegates visited COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad campus on June 24, 2019. Officials of International Office welcomed them. The delegates were shown different facilities of the campus including Junaid Zaidi Library, labs, classrooms, and allied infrastructure of the campus.  

The delegates had meeting with the team of International Office in which the delegates were officially welcomed to the campus. The Head International Office gave brief introductory presentation about CUI. The delegates also gave their presentation about their university.

The delegation had detailed meeting with the library staff of CUI. The librarians of both universities gave detailed presentation one by one about their library, its services and infrastructure. They discussed their experiences of managing library services and expectations of students from them. They explore possibilities of collaborating with each other. The also visited different units of the library and see the operations of the library.

The delegation had meeting with Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization. Both sides gave details of their department. Different options were discussed to offer joint trainings/ short courses. The delegation also had meeting with the Head of Faculty Development Academy of CUI.

The delegation visited CUI Wah campus on June 25, 2019. They visited different facilities and infrastructure of the Wah campus including its library. They had detailed interactions and meeting with library staff and officials from ORIC. They explore possibilities of collaborating with each other.

The delegates visited CUI Lahore campus on June 27, 2019. The officials of International office, CUI, Lahore Campus welcomed the guest and briefed them about the highlights of International Office and CUI, Lahore Campus.

The delegates had meeting with Library officials of CUI, Lahore Campus. The library staff of both universities gave detailed presentation about their library, services and techniques to cater the needs of the students. They explore possibilities of collaborating with each other.

The delegates call on Prof Dr. Asad Hussain, Dean, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, CUI Lahore Campus. Different options of collaboration were discussed. The delegates also called on Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Farooqui, Program Director, Dual Degree Program / Head, Academics and Research.

The visit of the delegation from Istanbul Sehir University Turkey to COMSATS University Islamabad provided an excellent opportunity to build confidence and do networking between the officials of the two universities. It will go a long way to further the close association that is beginning to take off between both universities.




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  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

Mr. Cihan Cobanoglu, Head, International Relations Office, Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey visited COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore and Islamabad campuses from June 10 – 14, 2019. The visit was aimed at strengthening ongoing collaboration and further expanding such collaboration between the two universities through building connections and exchanging of best practices. The inward mobility was funded by Erasmus + program. ISU has strong academic programs in social sciences, computer engineering and management sciences. Both universities are actively pursuing collaboration and exchange of faculty, staff and students from both sides.

Mr. Cihan Cobanoglu visited COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore campus on June 10, 2019. Officials of International Office, Mr. Amjad Hussain, Advisor and Ms. Saima Muzzafar, Senior Coordination Officer, welcomed the guest. The visiting official was shown different facilities of the campus including library, labs, classrooms, gymnasium; Architecture department and IRCBM.

The official called on Prof. Dr. Qaiser Abbas, Campus Director, CUI Lahore campus. A detailed meeting was held in which current collaboration between two universities was discussed. In addition, options of further collaborative activities were explored and jointly agreed. The Campus Director gave historical preview of the campus as well as ongoing academic activities of the campus. It was also agreed that ISU will participate in the upcoming Pak-China Business Forum.

Mr. Cihan Cobanoglu visited COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad campus on June 14, 2019. Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head, International Office with his team welcomed him. He was shown different facilities of the campus available to the students as well as had short meeting with faculty members of different academic departments. Detailed meeting was held in which current efforts of collaboration between the two universities was discussed in length. The Head International Office appreciated Mr. Cobanoglu’s efforts to promote CUI in his home institution as an outward mobilities destination.

Mr. Cobanoglu gave a detailed presentation on ISU including its internationalization agenda, vision and roadmap/ strategy. An eleven point follow up agenda was agreed between CUI and ISU on the eve of the visit.



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