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  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi, visited CIIT on 2nd October, 2017. She was cordially welcomed by Dr. Arshad Malik, Head (IO) and his team.

The delegates were first shown around the campus including Admissions Office, Day Care Centre and Electrical Engineering labs. They also visited the state-of-the-art Junaid Zaidi Library from which they were greatly impressed due to its vibrant and colorful ambiance.

After the campus tour, the delegation was led to the meeting room to attend a meeting.  During the meeting, the attendees discussed in detail all possibilities of collaboration. Dr. Malik briefed the delegation about CIIT’s strengths, its rankings and internationalization efforts, the discussion focused on various modes of collaboration between CIIT and Somalian Universities, scope of scholarships offered by CIIT to member countries of OIC and ISESCO as well as admission of Somalian students in graduate and undergraduate programs at CIIT. H. E.  Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi, Ambassador, showed a keen interest in recruitment of international students into CIIT and assured her cooperation in brining students from Somalia.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to each other and exchange of souvenirs. Later all the meeting participants had lunch at the Faculty cafeteria. The delegates left expressing a firm resolve to take full advantage of the different academic services offered by the CIIT.

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  • Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

A four-member delegation led by Mr. Yaya Sireh Jallow, Vice Minister/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology from The Gambia visited CIIT on September 14, 2017. The other officials included Prof. Dr Faqir Muhammad Anjum, Vice Chancellor, University of The Gambia (UTG), Prof Dr Ousman Nyan, Deputy Vice Chancellor, UTG, Samba Sow, SSTO, MOHERST and Mr. Abdul Qayyum from HEC. The delegation was warmly welcomed by Dr. Malik, Head International Office and his team along with Mr. Wajid Kamran, Deputy Registrar at 9.05 am. The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with CIIT and discuss matters of mutual interest including scholarship opportunities for the Gambian students at CIIT.

The delegates were first shown around the campus including physics and CS labs. They also visited the state-of-the-art Junaid Zaidi library from which they were greatly impressed due to its vibrant and colorful ambiance.

After the campus tour, the delegates were led to the Rector’s Conference Room to attend a meeting arranged by International Office with participation from selected Departments like Mathematics, Computer Science and Management Science. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Dr. Izhar Hussain, Registrar. After formal introductions, Professor Izhar Hussain gave a comprehensive briefing on CIIT, its impressive growth, national and international standing and its outreach activities.

Mr. Yaya Sireh Jallow thanked CIIT for the warm welcome and complimented CIIT for its fast growth and development. While speaking about The Gambia, Prof. Dr. Faqir Muhammad shared that it is a small country of about 2 million peace loving people, with only one university i.e., UTG, therefore support and scholarships from CIIT are direly needed for the Gambian youth. Prof. Dr Ousman Nyan while sharing his views mentioned about UTG’s interest in enhancing its expertise in Medicine and therefore would very much seek support from CIIT.

Prof. Dr. Izhar Hussain informed the delegates that CIIT is offering different programs in health sciences like Pharmacy, medicinal plants research, biomedical materials, human diseases research, etc. He also mentioned soon a medical college will also be established in Vehari campus. Furthermore, he offered CIIT’s full support to UTG.

While speaking on the occasion, Dr. Arshad Malik, Head IO, informed that The Gambia became a member of COMSATS last year and already CIIT has granted 6 scholarships to the qualified Gambian youth. One student is currently enrolled in CIIT while five others are expected to join very soon. He shared that among the 36,000 students that are currently studying in CIIT. He mentioned that while CIIT has completely waived tuition fee for the Gambian nationals, COMSATS Headquarters is providing the international travel cost to them.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to each other and exchange of souvenirs. A group photo marked the end of the visit.

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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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