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Islamabad January 17, 2022: The officials of COMSATS University Islamabad and Dalhousie University Canada met virtually on January 17, 2022 to collaborate and initiate academic and research activities between two universities.  


Dr Sajjad Madani, Registrar; Dr Majid Iqbal, Head, Department of Computer Science; Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head, International Office and Ms Sadia Haider, Senior Program Officer, International Ofiice attend the meeting from COMSATS University. Dr. Balakrishnan Prithviraj, Associate Vice President (Global Relations), Dr. Megan Chipp, Coordinator, International Strategic Initiatives, Dr. Khurram Aziz, Director Pathway Programs attended the meeting from Delhousie University Canada.  


The purpose of the meeting was to identify areas of mutual cooperation and discuss action plan for the future coordination between two universities. The COMSATS University Islamabad is a public sector university having seven campuses in Pakistan. It has five (5) faculties, twenty two (22) academic departments and nine (9) state of the art research centers. It offers more than 100 degree programs at BS, MS and PhD level. It has 34,000+ students, including 480+ international students. Additionally, It has over 2,300+ faculty members working in CUI with 1,100+ faculty members having PhD qualification. It has produced more than 82,000 graduates of CUI including 500+ PhDs who are actively contributing in the economic development of the country.


Dalhousie University (commonly known as Dal) is a public research university in Nova Scotia, Canada. It has total five campuses and offering 13 academic Faculties  to expand understanding through teaching excellence and a drive for discovery that results in more than $190 million in research funding each year. It is also offering 90+ masters and 45+ doctoral degrees. According to Academic Ranking of World Universities it has ranked Dalhousie University in 201–300 in the world and 9–12 in Canada in the year 2021. Furthermore, Dal University is member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, as well as the U15, a group of Canadian research-intensive universities. 

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

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