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  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

A 4-member Japanese delegation from Information Technology Industry accompanied by Mr. Mirza Asif Baig, President of Saffran Group who was also the coordinator of the delegation, visited CIIT Islamabad campus on 24th July 2017 with an objective to expand I.T. collaboration with CIIT and to engage young talent in their IT industry. The delegation was warmly welcomed by the Head International Office, Dr Arshad Malik and IO officials.

A meeting of the delegation was arranged with senior Computer Science faculty members including Professor Sohail Asghar, Dr Asim Noor, and Dr. Manzoor Tamimy, Ms. Zainab (SBSC-Student Start up Business Center), also joined in. After the initial welcome remarks by the Head IO, Dr Arshad S. Malik, Professor Asghar gave a presentation about the salient strengths of Computer Science Department, its working, ongoing research work and about its various labs. The Japanese delegation explained about their interest in hunting young talent outside Japan for software development owing to the acute shortage of qualified Japanese youth in the field because of the negative population growth. Moreover, they added that the agenda of their visit was to evaluate the infrastructure, and the governmental support provided to the I.T. sector in Pakistan. The future of I.T. Industry in Pakistan also came under discussion.

After the meeting the delegates were shown around different Computer Science Labs which were greatly appreciated by the visiting delegation. Souvenirs were exchanged at the conclusion of the meeting. Before departure, the delegation members and the CIIT officials gathered for a group photo in the Smart Lab of CS Department.

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  • Friday, July 21, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

A 5-member delegation from China Association of Higher Education (CAHE), led by Ms Xiaomei Wang Deputy Secretary General of CAHE visited CIIT Islamabad campus on 18th July 2017 with an objective to expand educational collaboration with CIIT. The delegation was warmly welcomed by the Advisor International Office, Dr. Tariq Ur Rahman along with other IO officials.

A meeting of the delegation was arranged with senior CIIT officials and alumni of Chinese universities at CIIT including the Registrar, Prof. Dr. Izhar Hussain, Advisor International Office, Dr. Tariq Ur Rahman, Dr. Muhammad Kaleem EE Department, Dr. Amir Hanif Dar CS department, Dr. Imran Shehzad Meteorology Department, Mr. Haris from China Study Center and Mr. Wajid Kamran Deputy Registrar Admin.

After an introduction from both sides a brief presentation was given by Ms. Ayesha Masood of International Office highlighting CIIT’s growth, expansion, excellence in teaching, research and internationalization, which was much appreciated by the Chinese. In response to the questions the delegation was briefed about the administrative structure of CIIT and its ongoing research collaboration with many Chinese universities. Souvenirs were exchanged from both sides at the conclusion of the meeting.

After the meeting delegates were taken on a quick tour of the Junaid Zaidi Library, Computer Science Labs and EE Labs. A kind invitation to visit China was extended by the delegates to CIIT officials before departure.

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  • Friday, July 14, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

Duzce University is a public-sector university in Turkey, with which CIIT has a close professional association since 2013, when an MoU was signed for promotion of exchanges and other joint activities.  Since then a number of mobilities/exchanges, workshops, study trips, departmental engagements and visits of senior officials have taken place between both institutions.

Just lately, Mr. Mehmet Mert Kaleci, Specialist/Coordinator, International Office, Duzce University visited CIIT Islamabad from 4th July till 10th July 2017 to further cement the professional association between both institutions.

Accordingly, he had a series of meetings with faculty members who had earlier visited Duzce University, International Office officials, Cubator and ORIC officials, and ED COMSATS with the aim of increasing the level of joint activities.   

Mr. Kaleci, being a scholar of International Relations and Political Science, also delivered two stimulating talks to the faculty and students of IR department on Turkish politics and foreign policy and Turkish economic relations which were well received by the audience.   

Introduction to Pakistan, its food, culture and society was also part and parcel of Mr. Kaleci’s visit.  Accordingly, he visited a number of touristic spots, and was given good company by his counterpart colleagues at CIIT and his ex-students.  He left very happy and delighted with an assurance of exploring possibility of conceiving new joint projects with CIIT.

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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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