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  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

Professor Dr. Siwatt Pongpiachan from Center of Research and Development of Disaster Prevention and Management, School of Social and Environmental Development, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA),Thailand recently visited CIIT, Islamabad and Abbottabad Campusesfrom April 13-21, 2017. His visit was arranged on the request of the Head, Department of Meteorology and financed under Visiting Scholars Program of HEC.

During the visit,Prof. Siwattdiscussed matters of mutual interest with the faculty members and other senior higher-ups including Dr. S. M Junaid Zaidi, Founder Rector CIIT and presently Executive Director, COMSATS Headquarter. Prof. Siwatt also used the occasion to widely share his academic/research expertise by organizing various seminars, presentations etc. about his recent research work.

Prof. Siwatt left on a positive note, and assured that he will make all efforts to spread the high standards and quality research of CIIT is undertaking. He will also endeavor to foster relationship between various Thai Institutions and CIIT and COMSATS.

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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

The Jordanian Cultural Counsellor, Mr. Mahmoud Oglah Baniata, visited CIIT on 23rd May 2017 to explore possibilities of collaboration between CIIT and Jordanian Universities. He was cordially welcomed by Dr. Tariq Ur Rahman, Acting Head (IO) and Mr. Kashif Masood, Deputy Registrar (IO).

After a briefing about CIIT’s strengths, its rankings and internationalization efforts, the discussion focused on various modes of collaboration between CIIT and Jordanian universities, scope of scholarships offered by CIIT to member countries of OIC and COMSATS as well as students and faculty exchange, admission of Jordanian students in graduate and undergraduate programs at CIIT.

The meeting ended on a positive note with presentation of souvenirs to the guests after which Mr. Mahmoud left expressing the intention of taking full advantage of the different academic opportunities offered by the CIIT.

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  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

The International Office organized a talk by the Country Representative of the World Bank in Pakistan, Mr. Patchamuthu Illangovan on May 11, 2017 in collaboration with Career Pakistan, Islamabad.

Before the talk Mr, Patchamuthu had a meeting with Mr. Tahir Naeem, Director P&D, in the Rector's office, where, he was briefed about CIIT. The Country Representative of World Bank stated that he was happy to visit CIIT to talk about development of Pakistan and challenges that Pakistan was facing.

After the brief meeting, Mr. Patchamuthu. was escorted to the Videoconference room for his presentation. In his opening remarks, Mr. Tahir Naeem said that CIIT is honored to have the Country Representative of World Bank in Pakistan on its premises and the World Bank is supporting Pakistan in the social, infrastructure and other sectors.  During his presentation, Mr. Patchamuthu described Pakistan 's development journey through the decades. He raised the question what would Pakistan look like in 2047? He said that two very different Pakistans were possible by 2047 in terms of welfare one that looks similar to Pakistan today and another one that looks more like Malaysia or China. He emphasized on the generation of indigenous funds through improved tax revenues and increased participation of women in the work force.During the Q&A session questions regarding role of World Bank in Pakistan's economy, CPEC etc were raised which were aptly addressed by Mr. Patchamuthu.

The function ended with closing remarks by Dr.Tariq-ur-Rahman and presentation of a souvenir to the guest, followed by a group photo.

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  • Friday, May 12, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

A six member delegation from Hainan Tropical Ocean University, China including Mr. Song Wu- Associate Professor, Mr. Zhang Luping- Admin Officer Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Mr. Liu Xianping- Professor, Ms. Liu Xuan- Professor, Mr. Xu Guoai- Associate Professor and Mr. Ma Yiming- Lecturer visited CIIT on 9th May, 2017.

The campus tour commenced with a round of the International Office meeting the Advisor Dr. Abdul Aziz Khan who had greeted the guests on arrival. The delegation was briefed on the importance of the office and the ongoing smooth functioning of the department whose main emphasis is to create international linkages. Following the visit to International Office the delegation proceeded to Junaid Zaidi Library, where they were made familiar to facilities available for students, staff and faculty. The guests appreciated the existence of China Study Corner at the library that consists of reading material gifted by Chinese Embassy- Pakistan.

Later a meeting with officials of International Office and Computer Science department was held, where the guests were briefed through presentation by Ms. Zainab Ali about the progress of CIIT over the years since its charter as a degree awarding higher education public institute in 2000. The presentation was followed by a very interactive documentary of HTOU to familiarize the meeting participants about the university and the city of Sanya, China where the institute exists.

HTOU very kindly extended an invitation to the faculty of CIIT to participate in the upcoming ONE BELT ONE ROAD summit to be held in China this year, while an agreement on mutual consent to the idea of the exchange of students, staff and faculty exchange between CIIT and HTOU.

Lastly, concluding the meeting CIIT associates thanked the honorable guests for visiting the university with the exchange of souvenirs and a group photo.

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  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

A two-member delegation from Macquarie University, Australia comprising of Mr. Abizer Merchant (Director, South Asia and Middle East) and Mr. Tanveer Shaheed (Regional Director, South Asia and Middle East) visited CIIT for an official meeting with Management Sciences Department, headed by Dr. Muhammad Tahir (Head of Department) along with Dr. Noureen Adnan (Associate Head of Department), Dr. Muhammad Zahid Iqbal (Associate Professor), Dr. Malik Ikramullah (Incharge Graduate Program), Dr. Rao Aamir Khan (Incharge Undergraduate Program) and Ms. Zainab Ali who represented the CIIT International Office.

CIIT enjoys a very cordial relationship with Macquarie University and also with regards to Dr. Arshad S. Malik (Head International Office) and Dr. Muhammad Zahid Iqbal (Associate Professor) recent visit to the university in April. Moreover, CIIT has been hosting quite a few delegations from Macquarie over the years which led to a very sort out discussion with the agenda to explore possibilities for CIIT students and faculty to visit Macquarie University for study tour in summers, semester exchange and to avail PhD opportunities being offered. The meeting was followed by a seminar with potential CIIT scholars who were brief by Macquarie University officials on the said agenda to create awareness among them.

The university promises to offer special bursaries for CIIT students to avail the wonderful opportunities being offered to study and experience Australia the Macquarie way. Lastly, the visit ended with a campus tour followed by lunch which were both especially arranged for the delegation.

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