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  • Thursday, June 30, 2022

  • CUI

  • International Office

A five member delegation from the COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah and Vehari campuses participated in this International Staff Training program organized by Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey. It was organized from May 30-June 3, 2022. The title of the training was “Blended Workshop and Training for University International Officers & Administrators”. It was jointly organized by Middle East Technical University (METU) and China National Academy of Education Administration (NAEA) and was sponsored by the Erasmus+ Program of European Union.

The purpose of the training was to exchange experiences, making assessments of the partnership, sharing best practices and to learn from the participants from 15 different countries. Erasmus+ KA107 (Non-European Countries) Staff Mobility for Training (STT) is a mobility activity that supports the professional development of administrative staff in Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in the form of training events abroad and job shadowing/observation periods/training at a partner HEI, or at another relevant organization in the program countries.

At the opening ceremony of the training, Dr. Ibrahim Yorgun representing the International Cooperation Office METU welcomed the participants. Prof. Dr. Gaye Teksöz, Advisor to President for International Affairs, METU and Prof. Dr. LOU Yongqi, Vice President, Tongji University, China provided training entitled “The Role of University in International Cooperation”.

This extensive training has provided a good opportunity for the participants to learn from another institution's experience and also to improve required talents for their current assignments. Additionally, social activities gave them a chance to get to know about cities of Turkey.

The training ended with lots of learning experiences and memories!


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  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022

  • CUI

  • International Office

Capacity Building in Higher Education: A Two Days Training Under Erasmus + Program held in Pakistan

 

Islamabad: A delegation from Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France, and University of Salamanca, Spain visited Pakistan from June 21-23, 2022. The purpose of the visit was to conduct training programme entitled, “Academic Recognition and Recognition of Staff” under B-international project. It was three days training program which was simultaneously conducted in COMSATS University Islamabad and at National University of Science and technology Islamabad.

 

B-International is a capacity-building project in higher education and is financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The consortium partners of the project are a) Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK; b) Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France; c) University of Bologna, Italy; d) University of Salamanca, Spain; e) COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan; f) Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan; g) National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan; and h) Pakistan Institute of Fashion Sciences, Pakistan.

 

The delegates of the training session were received by the Head International Office Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch on June 21, 2022 and was given a warm welcome. A visit of the campus facilities was conducted followed by a brief introduction about the CUI. The delegation had a meeting with the Registrar CUI, Professor Dr. Sajjad A. Madani, who greeted the guests and stated that the first two years of the B-International project were coincided with a global pandemic and this is the first time that all of the B-International project partners are meeting face-to-face. He also appreciated and mentioned that the colleagues from the eight universities across Europe and Pakistan worked passionately and tirelessly for the last two and a half years adapting work plans and delivering to achieve outstanding success in the area of internationalization and B-International.

 

The lunch was hosted by the Rector CUI, Professor Muhammad T. Afzal in the honor of the delegation and participants of B international training. Speaking on the occasion, the Rector thanked the delegation for choosing CUI as their partner in the project. He stated that such a project deserves to be celebrated and that the B-International project will reinforce Pakistan’s HEC Vision 2025 on internationalization through building capacity within the higher education sector, enhancing international collaboration and supporting the development of global mind-sets of the youth.

 

Ms. Anna Dukes, Head of Global Outreach and Operations, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom thanked the Rector and team of CUI for the warm welcome. She said that this training is a key milestone in the projects and also mentioned that the colleagues from Europe have the first opportunity to deepen their understanding of Pakistan. She further added that this trip would be the start of many visits to all partner nations of the project. She emphasized the need for further engagement among the partner universities for working on more collaborative academic and research activities.

 

 A training of representatives of partner universities was held from June 21-22, 2022 and ended with the commitment to strengthen the academic collaboration with the partner universities as this project being the first step of such initiative for internationalization collaboration and there is a long way to go!

 

A Dissemination event was held on June 23, 2022 for propagating about the project and its achievements. The event ended with happy note and thanks to all the representatives of the partner universities of the B International Project.

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  • Monday, June 27, 2022

  • CUI

  • International Office

  • Online International Training Programmed on "Agri-Innovation and Technology Transfer for Sustainable Development”, at School of Agriculture, University of Ghana, Ghana on 26-29 July 2022 (For more information, please see the attached Brochure and letter from Dr. Manoj Nardeosingh, Secretary General, AARDO). 
  • Online International Training Programmed on "Adaption of Optimize Water Resource Management for Sustainable Development”, at IAV Hassan II NELGA and CALTUR, Morocco, 18-21 July 2022 (For more information, please see the attached Brochure and letter received from (Dr. Manoj Nardeosingh, Secretary General, AARDO).

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022

  • CUI

  • International Office

15th June,2022: International office, COMSATS University Islamabad campus had organized a training session titled "Academia Industry Linkages: Challenges & Opportunities for Fresh Graduates in Job Market. The purpose of the training was to bridge the gap between academic and industrial practices and the challenges a fresh graduate faced at their work place.

Mr. Arshad Mahmood Akif CEO of ASK Development, a professional trainer & HR consultant was invited as a guest speaker. He explained the students about the challenges they might face as a new grad, and mentioned tips to overcome them. This interactive session provided the students an effective solutions and remedial actions which will contribute to their success as a professional.

Ms. Robeela Bangash, CEO Human Resource Development Network (HRDN) who was also the co-host of the event shared her thought and experiences with the students. She said that getting the first job after university is an exciting but also terrifying prospect for newly graduates. Lack of work experience is a problem a lot of recent graduates are facing where they requiring work experience in order to get a job, but unable to acquire that experience without first landing one. She extended her offer of doing internship for CUI students at HRDN.

Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head International office specially thanked the chief guest for taking out the time from his busy schedule and for sharing such a wonderful talk which was very informative and at the same time very motivational for the students. He further added that International office of CUI is always endeavor to organize such kind of activity to polish the skills of our students apart from their academic activities. Event ended with a group photo.

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  • Thursday, June 16, 2022

  • CUI

  • SSBC

BIC-CUI has arranged one day training session on 15th June, 2022, in collaboration Smartek and OXFAM on “Women Leadership and Networking skills” wherein 27 female students have participated in the session. After the end of full day session, certificates have been distributed among students/participants. Pictures of training session are attached. 

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