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  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022

  • CUI

  • INIT

 

A delegation from OIC Islamic University of Technology, Dhaka (IUT) led by its Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mohammed Rafiqul Islam visited Islamic Republic ot Pakistan to participate in the 48th CFM meeting of Foreign Ministers of OIC member states.  The Delegation included Prof. Dr. Md. Hasanul Kabir who was invited to attend the meeting of the steering committee for implementation of the OIC STI agenda 2026 held on 24-25 March 2022 at COMSTECH Islamabad. In cognizance to taking forward the OIC STI Agenda 2026, Prof. Dr. Md. Hasanul Kabir also visited the secretariat of INIT located at COMSATS University Islamabad to discuss areas of mutual interest for future collaboration between IUT and INIT.

The delegation was welcomed by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tabassum Afzal, President INIT / Rector COMSATS University Islamabad accompanied by Dr. Tahir Naeem, Executive Director INIT.

It was decided to foster linkages with IUT Dhaka to facilitate student and faculty exchange with COMSATS University Islamabad and to develop capacity building initiatives in the field of frontier technologies with INIT.

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  • Monday, April 11, 2022

  • CUI

  • Economics Department

Head of Economics Department, Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad Chaired the Faculty Meeting

The Head of Economics Department, Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad chaired a meeting on 18th January to oversee and evaluate future strategies for the enhancement of quality of education for students and what other measures can be taken for the benefit of the academic system. Also, the faculty members were taken into his confidence on the conclusion of Fall 2021 semester and the opening of upcoming semester Spring 2022.

 

 



  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022

  • CUI

  • CCRD

A session was organized by Ministry of Climate Change for the preparation of Pakistan’s Third National Communication (TNC) on Climate Change under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Major highlights of the event were: project working framework, institutions involved, budgetary allocation, addressing issues arose in Second National Communication, followed by Q&A session.

Meeting was chaired by Dr. Irfan Tariq (Secretary Env/MoCC). Officials from Ministry of Climate Change, other federal ministries, public sector institutions, INGOs/NGOs, academia/research institutions attended the meeting. Framework was shared to work on developing GHG Inventory and adaptation options with the participants. TNC will be consisted of seven chapters. Contributions in the TNC chapters will be made by GCISC, NEECA, PCRET, WWF, and MoCC/UNFCCC. Project budget has already been allocated to contributory bodies. The methodology issues in Second National Communication were highlighted. Issues such as lack of internationally recognized policy methodology, absence of Pakistan specific standards, lack of coordination among stakeholders, and use of 2006 IPCC guidelines. These issues will be addressed in TNC. IPCC guidelines (2006) will be followed, seven working groups have been formed, calculations will be done in the provided fixed templates (similar to SDGs).

In Q/A session, organizations offered their support to the TNC. Representative from Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) offered to provide data on environmental pollutants for GHG inventory. it was responded that environmental pollutants will not be part of GHG inventory in TNC. Representative from academia/research institution asked for their contribution in the project to which it was responded that facilitation will be provided to academia in this regard. The event was ended with vote of thanks.

  • Friday, January 28, 2022

  • CUI

  • CCRD

2nd Meeting on Upper Indus Basin Network (UIBN) – Pakistan Chapter

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) jointly organized 2nd meeting of Upper Indus Basin Network (UIBN) Pakistan Chapter on January 11, 2022 in Islamabad. UIBN is a voluntary informal knowledge and adaptation research network of national and international researchers working in the basin. It aims to foster coordination in research related to climate, cryosphere, water, hazards vulnerability and adaptation. Members from many national and international organizations, including NGO’s attended the meeting. Dr. Athar Hussain Head and Dr. Umair Bin Nisar Lecturer, CCRD represented COMSATS University Islamabad in the meeting. The technical working groups (TWG) on six different thematic areas presented progress of their respective group. All participants also appreciated the leading role of Director General Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) as outgoing Country Coordinator of Upper Indus Basin Network Pakistan Chapter. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman PCRWR, was elected as a new Country Coordinator of UIBN Pakistan Chapter.

 

                                   Group photo of participants of 2nd UIBN Pakistan chapter Meeting

  • Friday, December 10, 2021

  • CUI

  • Shama Munir

The team of SAFE-Rural Heath (RH) Project of  CUI Wah Campus comprises Chairperson Computer Science Department/ Associate Professor, Dr. Ehsan Ullah Munir, Assistant Professor, Dr. Saima Gulzar Ahmad, and Assistant Professor Dr. Tasawwar Iqbal visited Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad on December 7, 2021 to participate in the SAFE-RH partners meeting .

 

On the occasion, the Director Campus, Dr. Muhammad Abid,T.I, gave presentation on COMSATS University (CUI), Wah Campus  infrastructure, activities and services. He  briefed about the Campus internationalization in higher education, research, and future activities. He appreciated joint efforts of CUST and their partner universities in forming digital healthcare facilities under SAFE-RH project for providing an improved health care infrastructure in rural areas especially for the health of women and old citizens.

 

The Vice Chancellor, Islamia University of Bahawalpur Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob and Vice Chancellor CUST, Prof. Dr. Mansoor Ahmed presented their universities reports and addressed the development of digital health care support in rural areas of Pakistan. The Head Computer Science Department/Project Coordinator of SAFE-RH project, Prof. Dr. Nayyer Masood from CUST presented current progress of the project and enlightened future planning aspects.

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