• Thursday, February 10, 2022

  • CUI

  • Muhammad Waqas Altaf

 Press Release


Qatari Envoy for stronger ties with COMSATS University in education and research once the pandemic milieus improves


Islamabad - H.E. Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Pakistan along with embassy officials visited COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) here on Thursday and held talks with its Rector, Prof. Dr Muhammad T. Afzal, founder Rector, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, HI, SI, during the first such visit.


During the meeting attended by varsity’s senior officials including Prof. Dr. Sajjad A. Madani, Registrar, Dr. Tahir Naeem, Director and Head of the Planning, Development and Human Resource Development Directorate, Mr. Naveed A. Khan, Additional Registrar, Mr. Muhammad Abbas Baloch and Mr. Zubair Iqbal, Senior Program Officers as representatives of International Office, the bilateral relations and ways of developing stronger ties between Qatari universities with COMSATS University in education and research prospects were deliberated.


Prof. Afzal highlighted CUI engagements with Qatar and offered the envoy to avail scholarships for Qatari nationals which the university offers under CUI scholarship program for OIC member countries. The Rector also suggested exploiting joint supervision and short trainings opportunities for Qatar. Prof. Madani gave a detailed presentation about the university 100+ programs from basic sciences to cutting edge emerging technologies, milestones and achievements, rankings, research publications and international students which are about 500 from 25 countries currently studying at the varsity.  Dr. Naeem briefed about the Inter Islamic Network on Information Technology (INIT) objectives and achievements. The INIT is being well-run by the varsity and Qatar is an active partner of it.


The Ambassador apprised that Qatari Embassy in Pakistan has been working to deepen the bilateral relations in various areas and ratified developing stronger ties with COMSATS University in education and research prospects. For this, the Excellency assured sending Qatari academic universities delegation to visit CUI once the corona situation improves. In addition he mentioned about the areas of collaboration like international students, research units and joint research project between Qatar and CUI. In order to bridge the gap between CUI and the Universities in Qatar His Excellency has very kindly assured that he will take up every possible step.


Visit ended with vote of thanks to each other and a group photo.


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