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  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021

  • CUI

  • CSC

Press Release, Islamabad

Chinese companies are coming to Pakistan not just for the sake of business but for establishing long-term contacts at the grass-root level with their counterparts, particularly Universities and Research Centers. These views were expressed by Ms. Wang Chun Ping, Chairperson Heroboss Technology, a Chinese LED manufacturer while heading a delegation comprising three Chinese state-owned enterprises to
COMSATS University Islamabad on Tuesday.

The delegation visited various facilities of the CUI Islamabad Campus and called on Rector Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tabassum Afzal. The delegation comprised Ms. Wang Chun Ping, Ms. Bai Jie, and Mr. Baseer Ahmed from Heroboss Technology, Mr. Fan Yan Hong, and Mr. Ha Li from China Gezhouba (CGGC) as well as Mr. Wang Peng and Mr. Adil from LEDCENT China.

Delegates called for increasing cultural exchange between Pakistan and China and expressed interest in enrolling employees working in Pakistan into the CUI Masters programs. Ms. Wang said that her company is interested in setting up an LED Research Center in conjunction with COMSATS University, where research on LED Technology will be conducted. Prof. Afzal, while agreeing to the proposal said that there was a need to involve technology and engineering students through internship and exchange mechanisms.

He said that CUI is moving towards product-oriented research in which Chinese technology transfer can play an important role. Mr. Fan Yan said that his company was among the Top 500 state-owned enterprises that have been working in Pakistan since 2008. He said that the company’s projects including the 1000MW Neelum Jehlum Project, Sukikinari Hydropower Project Kaghan, Mohmand Dam, and Dassu Hydropower Project. He said that China Gezhouba is actively seeking academic collaboration with universities to build joint applied research projects.

He said that his company would like to donate masks to CUI as a token of corporate social responsibility upon opening up the institution too. Senior management officials including Prof. Shamsul Qamar, Registrar CUI, Prof. Shahid A. Khan, Head ORIC, Dr. Tahir Naeem Director P&D and HRD, Mr. Ali Tawab, Head International Office, and Dr. Tahir Mumtaz Awan, Assistant Professor of Marketing were also present at the meeting. Later delegates visited the Art Exhibition on Kingdom of Kucha – Xian Dynasty at the CUI Art Gallery at the Junaid Zaidi Library, Islamabad.

  • Monday, October 19, 2020

  • CUI

  • International Office

Islamabad, Harmony in society is fundamental to peace and progress, these views were expressed by Shindo Yusuke, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Islamabad, in a talk organized in COMSATS University Islamabad on Wednesday.

Over 300 Students, faculty members and key officials of COMSATS University Islamabad participated from 7 campuses located in I
slamabad, Attock, Abbottabad, Wah, Lahore, Vehari and Sahiwal in the talk delivered by Mr. Yusuke on “Japan: Its People, Culture and Tradition”.

Speaking at the occasion, Prof. Muhammad T. Afzal, Rector CUI expressed gratitude to the Japanese people and government for their technical assistance and adding value to the lives of doctoral scholars like himself. He recalled that the friendly relations and cooperation between Japan and Pakistan are historically significant.

Prof. Afzal also said that with his experience in Japan as a researcher he learnt the traits of respect for humanity, humility, and hard work from his peers. He also highlighted the progress of CUI as one of the leading universities of Engineering and Information Technology in the country having won several accolades in a short span of only two decades. He called for having more Japanese Alumni in the COMSATS University faculty.

While introducing culture, tradition and history of Japan, Mr. Yusuke said that Japan is rich in tradition and history while it is also the birthplace of latest technology. Mr. Yusuke encouraged students and IT professionals from Pakistan to learn the Japanese language and consider visiting and working in Japan. He said that Japan was among the least affected nations in the Covid-19 pandemic due to hygiene and cultural practices of the people. He also highlighted various historic and cultural aspects of the Japanese Society and emphasized peaceful coexistence, order and self-development for a harmonious society.

Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, Founder Rector CUI, Executive Director COMSATS said that Japan is a world leader in quality education but its role in enhancing human resource development in Pakistan needs to be enhanced with exchange of faculty and students. Dr. Zaidi expressed interest in establishing academic collaboration with top ranked Japanese universities and called for exporting highly skilled human resource to Japan.

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  • Friday, May 1, 2020

  • CUI

  • International Office

Dr. Farhad Zulfiqar (Assistant Professor at Department of Economics, CUI Islamabad campus) has been selected to participate in the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences to be held on August 24-28, 2021 as part of Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

The selection for participation in Nobel Laureate Meetings is an acknowledgement of excellence in respective fields. The 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences will host only 373 Young Economists from around the globe pointing to Dr. Farhad Zulfiqar’s inclusion in an exceptionally talented pool of young economists.

The prestigious Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences is held every three years though the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings were founded in 1951. The Young Economists will have the opportunity to meet top minds in Economics to discuss major economic challenges. The meetings include lectures, panels, round-table discussions on interdisciplinary topics and informal small- group meetings with the Nobel Prize winners.

This conference is fully funded by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS). The funding body will also be organising visits to various universities and research institutes renowned in Economics during the Post Lindau week.

Speaking about his selection, Dr. Farhad Zulfiqar said, “It is an absolute honour for me to be among the only four Young Economists selected from Pakistan. I am thrilled to have achieved this milestone selection for an opportunity to interact with great Noble minds congregating from across the world at Lindau, Germany. It will be highly valuable to meet Noble Laureates and get insights from leaders of Economics discipline.”

  • Friday, May 3, 2019

  • CUI

  • CCRD

Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD), CUI, in collaboration with American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and U.S. Embassy Islamabad organized a seminar on ‘Air Quality in Pakistan: Interpreting Data and Improving Public Health Communication’ by Dr. Gabriel M. Filippelli, Director, Center for Urban Health, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA on April 22, 2019.  Dr. Gabriel shared his knowledge on health impacts of air pollution and urgency to raise awareness among the public. He emphasized on the significance of air quality monitoring on national level.  

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