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  • Thursday, February 13, 2020

  • CUI

  • International Office

On January 20, 2020, Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head International Office CUI, met with the Director General Industrial Technology Institute (CISIR), Dr. Radhika Samarasekera, in Colombo Sri Lanka. ITI also being a COMSATS Center of Excellence, the meet up was intended to explore cooperation areas including study prospects available at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) for the researchers, students and faculty of ITI to enhance educational linkages between both the centers of excellence.

Head IO was warmly welcomed by Dr. Radhika and her team. Dr. Radhika assured of complete support from ITI for strengthening the cooperation with CUI. Mr. Tawab explained about the current opportunities and scholarships being offered at CUI for ITI students and faculty. The projects of mutual interests were also deliberated upon during the meeting. It was mutually agreed to initiate joint activities such as student and faculty exchange from both sides and  seminars, workshops, lectures etc.

The meeting was concluded with the exchange of appreciation and a commitment to make all efforts for better cooperation in future.

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020

  • CUI

  • International Office

A 3-member delegation from University of Palermo, Italy comprising of Rector, Dean and Head Data Management and Programming visited COMSATS University Islamabad. The purpose of their visit was to explore possibilities of cooperation and collaboration with CUI. The Head International Office (IO) and In-charge China Study Center (CSC), Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch along with his team welcomed the delegates.

An official meeting was arranged with the delegates. It was chaired by the Dean Faculty of Business Administration, Prof. Dr. Khalid Riaz. HoD Management Sciences Department, Dr. Osman Sadiq Paracha; Principal Research Officer Management Sciences Department, Dr. Aurangzeb Khan; Head IO, Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch and his team were also present in the meeting. Head IO gave a presentation to the delegates to familiarize them with various campuses, milestones, strengths and achievements of CUI. Afterwards, Prof. Fabrizio Micari, Rector University of Palermo, also presented an introduction to his university and elaborated important statistical details and strengths of University of Palermo.

Concrete discussions were carried out between the representatives of both universities to initiate cooperation. After identifying various areas and possibilities to foster linkages it was agreed to start with student and faculty exchange under the Erasmus+ mobility program. Both sides agreed to actively engage in days to come for giving shape to the discussed ideas.

The delegation was also given a detailed tour of the Junaid Zaidi Library. They were very appreciative of the ambiance, centralized, automated and easy to access system of the Library.

At the conclusion, tokens of appreciation were exchanged and a group photo was taken.

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  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020

  • CUI

  • International Office

A two-member delegation from Sephluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS), Indonesia, visited Comsats University Islamabad (CUI) on January 31, 2020. The delegation was comprised of Prof. Bambang Pramujati, Vice Rector ITS and Dr. Sri Fatmawati, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, ITS. The delegates were accompanied by Mr. Farhan Ansari and Mr. Babar Sultan from COMSATS Headquarter. ITS is a prospective Center of Excellence of COMSATS and the visit was intended at growing interactions and for undertaking joint research, capacity building, expert exchange and technology transfer amongst the COMSATS Centers of Excellence.

After a warm welcome from the Head International Office, Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch and his team, the delegates were shown around the campus with a detailed tour of the Junaid Zaidi Library. The vibrancy of the library, the greenery and the beautiful landscape of Islamabad campus was very much admired by the guests.

An official meeting between delegates and Heads of different Departments of CUI was held to explore opportunities of potential collaboration. Prof. Pramujati highlighted various strength areas of ITS. Mr. Tawab gave detailed presentation about CUI and its programs. It is resolved to explore possibilities of student exchange and visit of faculty members and researchers between two universities to explore research and development activities.

It was resolved to take the discussed collaboration ideas ahead through the International Collaboration Director of ITS and the International Office of CUI. International Student Internships and Faculty Exchange between ITS and CUI were suggested to begin with the cooperation.

Exchange of memoirs and a group photo marked the end of this successful visit.

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  • Monday, February 3, 2020

  • CUI

  • Meteorology

Department of Meteorology hosted Professor James Schauer (Director of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Ellen Connorton (Senior Science Advisor for the U.S. Department of State Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs) at COMSATS University, Islamabad on January 15, 2020.

Main objective of their visit was to interact with the students/faculty/researchers who are involved and associated with Air Quality Research or other environmental pollution issues in the country. During the session, Prof. James Schauer has shared his research experiences on Air Quality Monitoring and provided few suggestions and recommendations to develop an Air Quality Monitoring Network in Pakistan. At the end, participants have also participated in the Q&A session to learn more about this emerging issue.

Here’s a link to photos of the event provided by US embassy: (best viewed in Google Chrome). You can download them by selecting the photo and clicking the “down” arrow. And here is the FB post, US embassy did on the event

  • Monday, January 27, 2020

  • CUI

  • International Office

A Chinese delegation lead by Prof Qiao Gang, from Underwater Acoustic College of Harbin Engineering University visited COMSATS University Islamabad on Thursday, January 16, 2019 at 10.00 am.  The delegation comprised of the following members:

Prof Qiao Gang :         Vice Dean at College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering, HEU

Prof Liu Sonzuo:         Professor at College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering, HEU

Prof Ding Xuezhong:  Vice Dean of International College, HEU

Guo Feng:                   Vice Director of Alumni, HEU

Dr. Niaz Ahmed:       Associate Professor at College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering

Dr. Lou Yi:                   Lecturer at College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering, HEU

Upon arrival, the delegates were shown around the CUI campus and its facilities including the Junaid Zaidi Library, E &CE Labs and the Student Services Center. The delegates were all praises for the lush green campus of CUI. They were then escorted to the Meeting Room where they were formally welcomed by Dean, Faculty of Engineering and IO team. Through a brief power-point presentation, COMSATS University, Islamabad was introduced as a young, reputed, fast growing, research focused and international oriented institution. A short presentation highlighting College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering was also presented by one of the delegates.   Later, an interactive talk session ensued for discussing collaborative opportunities between CUI and HEU.

While wrapping up the session, Dean, Faculty of Engineering profusely thanked the delegates and shared that COMSATS University, Islamabad is keen to foster close academic ties with Harbin Engineering University.

The day’s activity ended with a group photograph and presentation of small souvenirs after which the delegates departed on a positive note of their availability whenever invited again to the campus.