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  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018

  • CIIT

  • International Office

To further strengthen mutual research activities between Department of Mathematics, CUI, and Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR), University of Heidelberg, Germany, in the emerging field of computational mathematics and scientific computing, the second joint workshop on Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations (DUNE/PDE Lab) has commenced today, 1st October 2018, at CUI Islamabad with the holding of the opening session.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Director, Ms. Inge Iqbal, was the chief guest on the occasion.  In her remarks she appreciated the happening of this event, where a leading German University is key partner, and simultaneous shared light on the role and functions of DAAD.   

Prof. Dr. Shamsul Qamar, HoD Math, in his address welcomed the participants and highlighted the significance of the event by stressing that this joint workshop is being organized for the second time and will surely open up and strengthen mutual research activities between CUI and IWR. 

Prof. Peter Bastian, Dean Math & Computer Sciences, University of Heidelberg, appreciated the happening of this event and informed about the contents and objectives of the workshop.

The workshop which aims to introduce the most important DUNE modules and especially the DUNE-PDE Lab is planned to go on till 5th of October 2018 in which around 50 academics are participating from all campuses of CUI, Pakistani universities, R&D organizations, and foreign scholars from Germany, Nepal, Sri Lanka and China.

  • Thursday, August 16, 2018

  • CIIT

  • CPS

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Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), COMSATS University Islamabad in collaboration with Faculty Development Academy (FDA) organized a workshop on “Uncommon Qualitative Research Methods: Phenomenology and Conversation Analysisat COMSATS Headquarters, G 5/2, Islamabad on August 09, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Dr. Rao Nadeem, Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad; Dr. Aneela Sultana, Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad; Dr. Imran Syed, Head, CPS; Dr. Aurangzeb Zulfiqar Khan, Principal Research Officer, Management Sciences Department, COMSATS University, conducted sessions during the workshop. Around 30 faculty members and officials from different CUI campuses and other universities attended the Workshop.




  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018

  • CIIT

  • Math

Dear All, AoA


A five days’ workshop is organized by Department of Mathematics, jointly with the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) University of Heidelberg  “Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations” On October 1-5, 2018 at Islamabad Campus.


Details of the workshop and registration form are available at: )


Students & Faculty of CUI interested in mathematical modeling and scientific computing are highly encouraged to participate.



Thank you

  • Monday, July 30, 2018

  • CIIT

  • INIT

The Inter Islamic Network on Information Technology (INIT), after very successfully convening two international workshops on “ICTs for Development: Mainstreaming the Marginalized’ during the last two years, organized its 3 Day Training Workshop on ‘Non-Visual Display Software for the Visually Impaired’. The Workshop was held from July 30 to August 1, 2018 at COMSATS University, Islamabad. The other collaborating partners with INIT for the Workshop included Pakistan Disabled Foundation (PDF), IGNITE National Technology Fund, Ministry of IT and Telecom, and COMSATS University, Islamabad. The Workshop trained nearly 20-25 blind participants with at least intermediate education enabling them to use a computer and associated mobile devices independently.

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  • Monday, July 16, 2018

  • CIIT

  • CCRD

ISLAMABAD: South Asia, being the hot spot for the future increases of food demand due to demographic growth and changing lifestyles may face even the severe consequences if no adaptation measures are taken concludes a three-day international workshop jointly organized by the Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD) COMSATS University Islamabad and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany in Islamabad June 26-28.

Scientists from the  leading institutes from Europe (PIK, IIASA) and South Asian countries, INGOs, think tanks, research organizations in-depth deliberated on ensuring the food security in the region where already around 300 million people are undernourished, resulting in the largest numbers of food-insecure persons in the sub-continent.

German Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Martin Kobler, while inaugurating the workshop said “without concerted efforts by all the region’s stakeholders it would not be possible to tackle already mounting regional food security issue”. He emphasized technology transfer by the developed countries and engagement of women in research as need of the hour to combat the problem. Chief guest, Professor Dr. Raheel Qamar (T.I), Rector COMSATS University while addressing the workshop participants stressed the need to build strong collaborations both at institutional and country level between the developed and developing world may be of immense value to lessen the adversaries of climate change in already food insecure- South Asia.

Presenting FAO’s approach to Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus, Ms Minà Dowlatchahi, FAO Representative in Pakistan said: “Understanding and managing the complex interactions between water, energy and food security is essential to cope with changing climate and for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The FAO approach to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus describes the complex and inter-related nature of our global resources systems with social, economic and environmental goals. Uptake of new technologies, changes in agricultural and water management practices by small holder farmers with concurrent actions to help conserve natural resources and protect our eco-systems will pave the way towards Food Security and the eradication of malnutrition in all its forms”.

Workshop recommended that Research funding, on climate change monitoring and adaptation, may be enhanced to minimize the adversities of changing climate on agriculture. Moreover, efficient climate smart alternate crops/ technologies must be introduced / fine-tuned taking care of biodiversity, sustainability and profitability. Other recommendations by the workshop participants included;

  • Transboundary water and energy issues, in the region, must be resolved, through dialogue and facilitation by international bodies.
  • National and regional food, water and energy security policies should be devised on urgent basis after thorough consultation and deliberations with concerned stake holders, and may be implemented. SAARC platform may be used as a facilitator in this regard.
  • Integration of environment into development policy, planning and investment is need of the hour, and should be ensured.
  • Efforts should be initiated for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and genetic reserves.
  • Alternate climate resilient crops may be introduced in the existing cropping systems.
  • Conservation crop production systems may be promoted to sustain the food security in the region.
  • Mass awareness campaigns may be launched about the healthy dietary habits

International Workshop ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. Dr. Athar Hussain, Head CCRD and Dr. Saeed A. Asad, Workshop coordinator to all International and National delegates for their contributions and recommendations to make this workshop, the first of its own kind in the South Asia. Ends