A virtual meeting was held with Cultural Affair Office, US Embassy, Islamabad and officials of COMSATS University Islamabad on Tuesday July 21, 2020. Ms. Lisa Swenarski, Country Cultural Attache and Mr. Sharif Sabir, Cultural Affairs Specialist were representatives from US embassy. Dr. Fahim Qureshi, Registrar and Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head International Office attended the meeting from COMSATS university Islamabad. Subsequently, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tabassam Afzal, Rector CUI also joined the meeting.
During the meeting the Dr. Qureshi briefed about ongoing academic collaborations and partnerships with various US universities. He also told about US alumni working in different campuses of CUI. The US alumni represent scholars & researchers who availed prestigious scholarships under various scholarship programs. Moreover, the US counterparts were informed about academic and research excellence with US, inward mobilities from US and various programs which were jointly organized between CUI and US embassy.
Ms. Lisa Swenarski acknowledged CUI academic activities with the US institutions. She briefed the participants about different programs of US embassy for the students, faculty and researchers of Pakistan.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tabassam Afzal, Rector CUI urged to explore more opportunities for academic cooperation, research collaboration and opportunities of short term up to a semester mobilities for CUI students and faculty members to US universities/ institutions with the cooperation of US embassy.
It was decided to work jointly and in close collaboration of both entities. The meeting ended on a cheerful note.
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