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  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

A movie screening event was organized by the International Office in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Islamabad on Thursday 2, 2017, tilted Ali & Nino, for the International students of CIIT at the Junaid Zaidi Library. The event started with the national anthems of both the countries.

Dr. Malik, Head IO, warmly welcomed the Chief Guests Mr. Chingiz Garibli, Deputy Head of the Mission and Mr. Samir, Third Secretary from the Azerbaijan Embassy. In his welcome speech he highlighted the recent essay competition held by the Embassy in which 3 out of 5 winners were from CIIT who got to travel to Azerbaijan for a one week long fully sponsored fun trip. Mr. Chingiz, thanked CIIT for screening the movie as a soft historical projection of Azerbaijan and briefly described the story of the film. He also mentioned that Pakistan and Azerbaijan has strong brotherly ties as Pakistan was the first country to recognize Azerbaijan on the world’s map. He also showed interest in mutual cooperation with CIIT in the future. Mr. Qaiser Nawab, an official from International Office and also one of those who won the essay writing competition shared his experience of his recent trip to Azerbaijan.

He thanked H.E. Ali Alizade, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, Mr. Chingiz Garibli and Mr. Samir Guliyev for giving him the opportunity to travel to their country and also for extending cooperation in organizing this event. He mentioned that Pakistan is one of the few countries to recognize Khojaly Massacre, carried out by Armenia against Azerbaijani people, as genocide. Pakistan also supports Azerbaijan's side of the Nagorno Karabakh Conflict and has not established ties with Armenia because of the conflict. Whilst Azerbaijan also supports Pakistan's stance on Kashmir over India and recognizes Kashmir as Pakistani Territory. Before the formal movie screening, Head IO presented a souvenir to Mr. Garibli as a token of good will gesture from CIIT.

Afterwards the movie was screened which the audience enjoyed a great deal as it was dubbed in English and they were also treated with the local snacks of ‘samosas and ‘gulab jamans.’



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  • Monday, October 30, 2017

  • CIIT

  • International Office

A two-member delegation comprising Professor Kadambot Siddique and Mr. Paul Buist from University of Western Australia (UWA) came to visit our campus on 26th October 2017, courtesy Ms. Saleha Rajput of Aus-Pak International Islamabad. They toured across the campus and visited the Junaid Zaidi Library and other on campus facilities along with the International Office team. They then had a meeting with Dr. Malik, Head International Office, to which were invited Dr. Najeeb ur Rahman from Physics Department and Dr. Abdul Rauf Siddiqui from Bio Sciences Department. Dr. Malik gave a brief verbal introduction about CIIT and its salient strengths and achievements. The meeting then focused on identifying common grounds for collaboration. Both the CIIT faculty members briefly introduced the research foci of their departments and their own research interests which actively intersected the field of Agriculture. This generated animated discussion and everyone genuinely made their best efforts to identify pathways for potential collaboration between CIIT and UWA.

Dr. Kadambot highlighted the need for awareness among the students and young faculty members of CIIT regarding numerous study opportunities in Australia especially via the Government of Australia’s Australia Awards with 47 dedicated spaces for the students from Pakistan. Ms. Saleha pointed out that normally around 2,000 applications are received for these scholarships thus making them highly competitive. The next cycle will open in February 2018. The Aussie delegation indicated their readiness for a team from CIIT to visit UWA for interactions with the UWA faculty members and senior academics to set up some collaborations. UWA informed the meeting that it is already actively collaborating with the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) and have trained about 12 PhDs from there at UWA. CIIT showed keen interest in the model in practice between UWA and UAF. The meeting was concluded with sharing of souvenirs from both sides and a group photograph.

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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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  • 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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