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Information Session on Fulbright Scholarships (February 22, 2017)
  Tuesday, February 21, 2017 CIIT
P&D, HRD,

The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) in collaboration with the United States Education Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) is organizing an information and motivational talk on Fulbright Scholarships Program at the CIIT Islamabad Campus.

The young faculty members and final year students are invited to attend the talk so that they can get acquainted with the details of the Fulbright Program, the application procedure, and undertaking GRE Exam, etc.

The schedule of the talk is as follows:

Venue: Academic Block 1, EE Seminar Hall-3rd Floor
Time: 11: 00 am - 12:30 pm
Date: February 22, 2017

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Summer School: University of Nottingham- Malaysia Campus
  Monday, February 20, 2017 CIIT
Kamran Lashari,

We are very delighted to introduce to you "The University of  Nottingham- Malaysia Campus" that has once again invited CIIT students  from undergraduate and postgraduate levels for its 2 week  International Summer School Programme, which will combine elements of  academic learning coupled with fun activities and excursion to places  of interest in Malaysia.

Malaysia campus is a diverse and vibrant community of faculty, staff  and students from around the world who collaborate in an environment  that fosters world-class teaching and research. It?s the first  full-fledged British university in Malaysia, to have celebrated its 17  years in 2017.

Subject Offerings:
- Doing Business in Asia
- Creative Writing : Place, Travel, Movement

Please view the attached brochure with all necessary information; that states:
- Summer School Dates: 4 July to 19 July 2017
- Cost of summer school: RM2500 that is PKR 60,000 including  accommodation, cultural programs and breakfast on days of classes with  two dinners.
- Students with CGPA 3.0 and above can apply.
- Air fare, summer school tuition and visa fee to be borne by the  student until further notice.
- All the programmes are delivered in English and students are  expected to have good English language ability of IELTS 6.0 with no  less than 5.5 in any element, or equivalent certificate to apply.
- Having a valid Pakistani Passport is important to apply.

Online application form link:
https://share.nottingham.edu.my/sites/bizapps/SummerSchool/Lists/Application%20Form/SmartForm.aspx?form=new

Deadline to apply: 10 April 2017
Kindly send suitable nominations at the earliest for further processing.


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2 day Workshop on High Impact Selling (9-10 March 2017)
  Friday, February 17, 2017 CIIT
Kamran Lashari,

ORIC-Professional Development at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), is organizing a 2-day Workshop on "High Impact Selling", on 9 - 10 March, 2017 at its Islamabad Campus.

This training is designed to make sales personnel better at what they do and to make them embrace the word "sales". This workshop is designed to guide participants through the sales process in the most effective and productive way. This selling program has adapted to the recent changes in market through practical intelligence.

This workshop also empowers sales personnel to be free of negative stereotype of the 'pushy sales person' by focusing on prospects and customers (golden opportunities of market). It also enables sales personnel to position themselves as sought-after professionals whose expertise magnetically attracts qualified buyers. From pitching to closing sales, the High Impact Selling systems puts the participants in control of the sales process.

The workshop is being conducted by Mr. Noshad Minhas, who has 14 years of experience in selling directly and managing high performing sales teams for financial industry pertaining to investments, wealth management products, liability sales, consumer, private banking and Institutional sales. He can develop both sales and non sales staff to bring in new business for any organization. As Head of Sales he has executed successful sales and marketing strategies during his career. Noshad is "IMS Knowledge" certified trainer. He brings a wealth of experience to Organizational Change and People Development, while comfortably operating effectively at all levels of businesses, regardless of their organizational structure.

The investment for the workshop is Rs. 19,500/-. However, 20% early bird discount is available for all participants registering up-to 28 Feb 2017, and a 50% discount is available for students while a 30% discount is available to CIIT Faculty. Further details of discount policy are listed in the workshop brochure.

Interested persons may register at the ORIC-PD website ww3.comsats.edu.pk/oric-pd by clicking "REGISTER" and submitting a brief form or alternatively email to oric-pd@comsats.edu.pk

For further inquiries please email

Abdul Majid Qureshi
abdulmajid@comsats.edu.pk or Call +92-340-0505570.

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Call for Proposals: Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowships: A Global Fellowship Program for Research on Child and Youth Development
  Thursday, February 16, 2017 CIIT
Kamran Lashari,

The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation?s thematic priorities. This includes, but is not limited to educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, and medical sciences.

Scholars who engage in interdisciplinary work on individual development and learning of children and youth, and who seek to combine genetic, epigenetic, neurobiological, behavioral and social levels of analysis, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Besides providing Fellows with independent and competitive funding, the program offers a wide range of non-financial benefits. Fellows are encouraged to interact with each other and make use of the Jacobs Foundation?s Conference Center Marbach Castle at Lake Constance (Germany) for short-term group residencies and workshops. Networking and alumni events will enrich the fellowships.

Fellowship Categories

  - Jacobs Early Career Research Fellowship
  - Jacobs Advanced Research Fellowship

Funding Information

  - Early Career Research Fellowship: 150,000 CHF
  - Advanced Research Fellowship: 400,000

Eligibility Criteria:

 Jacobs Early Career Research Fellowship:
  - Highly talented young scholars working on child and youth development.
  - The ideal candidate has obtained his/her PhD no more than 7 years ago.

 Jacobs Advanced Research Fellowship:
  - Most innovative mid-career researchers working on child and youth
    development.
  - The ideal candidate has obtained his/her PhD no more than 15 years ago.

For more information please visit:
http://jacobsfoundation.org/what-we-do/research-funding/jacobs-research-fellowship-program/

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Seminar on Lasers and Optics Experimental Kit developed by NILOP
  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 CIIT
Kamran Lashari,

Dear Colleagues,

The NILOP of PAEC has developed an experimental kit for the students.The Member Science, Dr. Javed Akhtar, has kindly offered to introduce this to the faculty members and students of Physics Department at CIIT. The Department of Physics, CIIT,Islamabad is going to arrange a seminar on coming Friday.

Title of the talk and demonstration: Lasers and Optics Experimental Kit

Date and Time: Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10am

Venue: EE Seminar Hall

Speaker and guest from NILOP: Dr. Bushra Dogar (Principal Scientist)
                              Dr. Liaqat Ali (Director Optics Laboratories)

Abstract:

It was known that the students have a very little practical knowledge about the Lasers and Optics.Keeping in view the fact, an effort is made to include a few opto-mechanicals and Lasers for the achievement of the purpose.In this experimental kit, fifteen basic level experiments have been designed to cover most of the Optics and Laser fundamentals.Basically it gives an understanding to the students about the light sources,optical components, optical systems, laser, telescope, total internal reflection,fiber optics etc. In reality,this experimental kit is a handy laser and optics laboratory. The user requirements are only an electrical socket and a level platform to setup this Educational kit.


Students are highly encouraged to participle in this activity.

Best regards,
Dr. Altaf Karim
Associate Professor & Head
Department of Physics
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Islamabad, Pakistan

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