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  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019

  • CUI

  • CCRD

Islamabad: Smart water metering and rational pricing in urban areas is needed to ensure equitable, leakage free domestic water supplies to the general public. National Water Policy 2018 also stresses on 100% water metering for urban, peri urban and rural areas. On this note, one day seminar was organized by Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD), COMSATS University Islamabad in collaboration with PCRWR and SDC Islamabad. While addressing the occasion, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Hussain Choudhary said that future of Pakistan lies in wisdom, education and Science and Technology. There is a need to develop technological skills in competitive areas. Ministry of Science and Technology envisions for its 15 research institutions as centers for research excellence, making way for the private sector to utilize their knowledge in developing technologies for general public. Mr. Daniel Valenghi, Head of International Cooperation, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) remarked on the prolonged partnership of Pakistan and Switzerland in the area of Water and hope that such relations will foster in future as well. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman PCRWR provided that water over use at domestic level increases volume of highly contaminated waste water. Water metering at domestic level is crucial to reduce such wastage and to reduce non-revenue able water. The Head CCRD, Prof Dr. Athar Hussain shed light on the importance of academia and research organization partnership leading to involvement of youth in evidence-based policy making. The seminar continued to a technical session in which Dr. Toqeer Ahmed, Assistant Professor, CCRD, CUI and Mr. Hassaan Sipra, Scientific Officer, CCRD deliberated on the experiences of smart water metering in Islamabad. 

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  • Thursday, November 7, 2019

  • CUI

  • PD HR

A seminar on "Higher Education Opportunities in South Korea” was held at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Attock Campus on October 6, 2019. The seminar is part of seminar series, organized under the program “Information Seminars for Higher Studies Abroad” with the objective to educate and orient CUI prospective candidates with respect to selecting, financing and applying for higher studies abroad.

The purpose of the seminar was to educate the young faculty members and students on higher education opportunities in South Korea. The seminar was conducted by Dr. Inayat Ullah  from the Department of Management Science, Attock Campus.

Dr. Inayat Ullah received his PhD from Korea Development Institute, School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea. He has an M.Phil in Finance from University of Malakand, Pakistan, a Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management and an MBA from University of Peshawar, Pakistan. He is an active researcher and has attended many international conferences. Currently he is with the COMSATS University Islamabad, Attock Campus. Previously he has taught at the University of Peshawar.

The session provided information on leading South Korean Universities and the scholarship opportunities available in South Korea.  The speaker emphasized on the importance of Statement of Purpose and why it is necessary to have an attractive research proposal. He also discussed on how to seek for supervisors and PhD funding. Faculty members including research assistants and students participated in the session. The participants acknowledged the usefulness of the session. A copy of the presentation is uploaded at the CUI blogs.

The talk was organized by Directorate of Planning, Development and Human Resource Development in collaboration with the CUI, Attock Campus.

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  • Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • CUI

  • CCRD

A One day seminar on “Sustainable alternatives to plastic bags: Conserving Environment” was organized by Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, an academic researcher at the Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD), COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) in collaboration with CLIMOSOL working on the environmental issues in Islamabad on Thursday 3 October 2019. Seminar aimed to raise awareness amongst wider community on environmental damages caused by plastic pollution and gearing up the Federal Govt. initiatives for conserving environment by adopting alternatives to plastic bags.

The seminar encompassed several activities including; oral talks by experts from NGOs, and academic institutes, thematic posters by students and an awareness walk. Approximately, 60-70 delegates including those from academia, NGOs and Govt. ministries participated in the seminar. Academia and research students from the following institutions attended the symposium: Quaid- e-Azam University Islamabad, Fatima Jinnah Women University Islamabad, Islamic International University Islamabad, College of Medical Lab Technology National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi and University of Agriculture Faisalabad.

The Chief guest of seminar was Dr. Muhammad Zaigham Abbas, Deputy Director Chemicals, from the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC), Islamabad, who briefed about “Clean and Green Pakistan” initiative by the MoCC. Oral talks on; microplastics, governance mechanisms, issues and solutions were delivered by Dr. Muhammad Mumtaz from the University of São Paulo Brazil and Mr. Muhammad Ghanzfar from Wafer Baking Industry from Hattar industrial estate Haripur in the KP Province.  Posters were evaluated by the panel of experts and winners were awarded with cash prizes and certificates of appreciation. After poster competition, an awareness walk on the topic was organized within the premises of COMSATS University Islamabad and biodegradable bags donated by CLIMOSOL were distributed amongst students and faculty. Seminar ended with clear determinations by the participants to say “good bye” to plastic bags.  

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  • Monday, August 19, 2019

  • CUI

  • CPS

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The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) organized a  seminar on "Attitudes and Policies to Further Promote Tolerance in Pakistan in the Backdrop of International Intolerance" on the 31st of July 2019 at the Conference Hall, Junaid Zaidi Library, COMSATS University Islamabad.  

The speakers at the seminar included Ms. Jennifer Jag Jivan, Director Christian Study Centre, Rawalpindi, who spoke on religious tolerance; Dr. Ayesha Inam, Assistant Professor, CUI, who spoke on the psychological aspects of tolerance; and Dr. Imran Syed, Head, CPS, CUI, who spoke on liberal democracy, reason and tolerance.

The presentations were followed by a question-answer session. A large number of faculty, staff and students attended the seminar.

  • Monday, May 6, 2019

  • Business

  • Shama Munir

Department of Computer Science arranged a seminar on “Python & Django Development” on April 26, 2019 by Muhammad Zaman, Co-Founder & COO of TESSERACT, Islamabad.

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