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  • Thursday, August 31, 2017

  • Scholarships

  • International Office

ACU is going to organize ACU Residential School in Hariot-Watt University, Malaysia from December 18-21, 2017.

The ACU has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the important part universities play in promoting values of mutual respect and understanding between people of different faiths, beliefs and cultures.

Many higher education institutions across the Commonwealth are involved in innovative programmes and initiatives that promote respect, tolerance and openness among staff, students and their local communities.

Attached application from along with all required documents may please be submitted to the International Office, CIIT, Islamabad both in hard and soft copies till September 08, 2017 (before close of business) through the office of the Director of Concerned Campus for further processing and onward submission to ACU.   

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  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017

  • Scholarships

  • Masood

The ACU Commonwealth Summer School, now in its seventh year, is an  opportunity for talented university students from around the  Commonwealth to come together for an exciting week of expert lectures,  group work, field trips, skills development and social events.

The 2017 Summer School will explore interrelationships between humans  and other living beings, and between cultural practices and  environmental problems ? and will look at how these can be examined  through different academic disciplines and creative arts. Bath Spa  University is a world leader in research and teaching in these areas,  and is therefore ideally placed to lead this discussion.

The Summer School is open to participants who are either current  postgraduate (Masters and Doctoral) or final year undergraduate  students studying at a university in a Commonwealth country. If you  are an undergraduate student, you must have already started your final  year of studies at the time of application.

The Summer School is a small and friendly event, with delegate numbers  capped at 45. It is an interdisciplinary event and students from all  academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The cost of the Summer School is:

 - £350 GBP ? reduced registration fee for students from ACU member  universities
 - £450 GBP ? full registration fee for students from Commonwealth  universities
              which are not ACU members

Registration fees cover the full programme content, including  lectures, field trips, the social programme and the day trip to  Oxford; accommodation; most meals and airport transfers from Heathrow  airport (restrictions apply). Registration fees do not cover flights,  visa costs, or insurance.

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  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016

  • CIIT

  • AbdulRehman Yasir

The above captioned subject highlights an opportunities for our young academicians to attend International Conference held in Commonwealth country other than their own.

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  • Friday, May 15, 2015

  • CIIT

  • Web Team

Mr. Hassan Qayyum Chohan                                      Dr. Saddam Hussain

Two Young Faculty Members From CIIT Secure The Prestigious ACU Centenary Awards


Dr. Saddam Hussain, Deputy HoD, Management Sciences (Attock campus) and Mr. Hassan QayyumChohan, Lab Engineer, Chemical Engineering (Lahore campus) made CIIT proud and brought international recognition to it by securing the ACU small grants for early career academics in an open competition where 500 member universities spread over fifty countries participated.   Laudably CIIT staff members secured two positions out of the 40 available slots.

The grant is valued at£2,000/- each and it’s supposed to be used for attending academic conferences or visiting a potential collaborator. 

It may be mentioned that Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the oldest international association of universities in the world.  CIIT is an active member of this association and has received a number of fellowships in the past.  Further details of the Association’s work, including details of the next round of early career awards, can be found on the ACU website at:

Do look out for the next round of small grants which is likely to be announced towards the end of this calendar year.  Who knows that this platform provides you the funds to pay for your professional overseas travel, like it did for Dr. Hussain and Mr. Chohan.

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014

  • CIIT

  • Yasir

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) held a four-day international conference in University of Glasgow, United Kingdom from July 13-16, 2014. The theme of the conference was ‘Steering Institutional Strategy: the critical roles of HR and PR’.

The conference examined the role that HR and PR professionals can and should play in helping to articulate and steer institutional strategies. It was focused on the strategies to be adopted and the competencies required by HR and PR professionals in addressing the challenges facing higher education, including: New universities emerging in Asia and the Middle East; Established universities partnering with institutions in other countries or establishing their own branch campuses overseas; For-profit universities and MOOCs; Increasing competition for students both nationally and internationally; and Technological changes resulting in many students enrolled on distance learning courses.

Mrs. Aqeela Asif Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad campus, participated in the conference as speaker and presented her paper. She focused on the use, role and impact of Social Media - new universities emerging in Asia and the Middle East and universities response to globalization. Her presentation was highly appreciated by participants, professional and organizers of the conference.

CIIT is an active member of the ACU and deeply committed to contributing to global policy regarding the evolution of Higher Education.