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  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019

  • Business

  • International Office

A two member delegation from Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey visited COMSATS University Islamabad from June 24 – 28, 2019. The delegation comprised of two staff members namely Mr. Mesut Yilmaz, Collection Management, Library and Mr. Adem Baba, Education Program Coordinator, Lifelong Learning Centre. The aim of visit was to exchanging experiences and share best practices in their relevant fields between the two universities. It was funded by the Erasmus+ program.  It was third visit from Istanbul Sehir University to CUI in year 2019.

The delegates came with five days program which included interaction with relevant/ counterpart officials at CUI, i.e. International Office, Library, Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization, Faculty Development Academy and visit to academic & research Departments. They visited CUI campuses at Islamabad, Wah and Lahore. 

The delegates visited COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad campus on June 24, 2019. Officials of International Office welcomed them. The delegates were shown different facilities of the campus including Junaid Zaidi Library, labs, classrooms, and allied infrastructure of the campus.  

The delegates had meeting with the team of International Office in which the delegates were officially welcomed to the campus. The Head International Office gave brief introductory presentation about CUI. The delegates also gave their presentation about their university.

The delegation had detailed meeting with the library staff of CUI. The librarians of both universities gave detailed presentation one by one about their library, its services and infrastructure. They discussed their experiences of managing library services and expectations of students from them. They explore possibilities of collaborating with each other. The also visited different units of the library and see the operations of the library.

The delegation had meeting with Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization. Both sides gave details of their department. Different options were discussed to offer joint trainings/ short courses. The delegation also had meeting with the Head of Faculty Development Academy of CUI.

The delegation visited CUI Wah campus on June 25, 2019. They visited different facilities and infrastructure of the Wah campus including its library. They had detailed interactions and meeting with library staff and officials from ORIC. They explore possibilities of collaborating with each other.

The delegates visited CUI Lahore campus on June 27, 2019. The officials of International office, CUI, Lahore Campus welcomed the guest and briefed them about the highlights of International Office and CUI, Lahore Campus.

The delegates had meeting with Library officials of CUI, Lahore Campus. The library staff of both universities gave detailed presentation about their library, services and techniques to cater the needs of the students. They explore possibilities of collaborating with each other.

The delegates call on Prof Dr. Asad Hussain, Dean, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, CUI Lahore Campus. Different options of collaboration were discussed. The delegates also called on Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Farooqui, Program Director, Dual Degree Program / Head, Academics and Research.

The visit of the delegation from Istanbul Sehir University Turkey to COMSATS University Islamabad provided an excellent opportunity to build confidence and do networking between the officials of the two universities. It will go a long way to further the close association that is beginning to take off between both universities.




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  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

Mr. Cihan Cobanoglu, Head, International Relations Office, Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey visited COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore and Islamabad campuses from June 10 – 14, 2019. The visit was aimed at strengthening ongoing collaboration and further expanding such collaboration between the two universities through building connections and exchanging of best practices. The inward mobility was funded by Erasmus + program. ISU has strong academic programs in social sciences, computer engineering and management sciences. Both universities are actively pursuing collaboration and exchange of faculty, staff and students from both sides.

Mr. Cihan Cobanoglu visited COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore campus on June 10, 2019. Officials of International Office, Mr. Amjad Hussain, Advisor and Ms. Saima Muzzafar, Senior Coordination Officer, welcomed the guest. The visiting official was shown different facilities of the campus including library, labs, classrooms, gymnasium; Architecture department and IRCBM.

The official called on Prof. Dr. Qaiser Abbas, Campus Director, CUI Lahore campus. A detailed meeting was held in which current collaboration between two universities was discussed. In addition, options of further collaborative activities were explored and jointly agreed. The Campus Director gave historical preview of the campus as well as ongoing academic activities of the campus. It was also agreed that ISU will participate in the upcoming Pak-China Business Forum.

Mr. Cihan Cobanoglu visited COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad campus on June 14, 2019. Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head, International Office with his team welcomed him. He was shown different facilities of the campus available to the students as well as had short meeting with faculty members of different academic departments. Detailed meeting was held in which current efforts of collaboration between the two universities was discussed in length. The Head International Office appreciated Mr. Cobanoglu’s efforts to promote CUI in his home institution as an outward mobilities destination.

Mr. Cobanoglu gave a detailed presentation on ISU including its internationalization agenda, vision and roadmap/ strategy. An eleven point follow up agenda was agreed between CUI and ISU on the eve of the visit.



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  • Monday, June 17, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

Mr. Vladimir Yordanov, Partnership Development Manager, Academic Partnership Unit from Coventry University, UK visited COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) on June 13 2019. The purpose of his visit was to explore possibilities of cooperation and collaboration with CUI.

After the warm welcome by Head International Office and his team, Mr. Yordanov was shown different facilities of the campus. Mr. Yordanov greatly appreciated the modern facilities available for the students of CUI. Later, a detailed meeting between Mr. Yordanov and Head, IO along with his team ensued. Both sides highlighted facts and achievements of CUI and Coventry University through comprehensive presentations.

During the meeting, the Head IO proposed that a concrete collaboration should be shaped between both universities in the form of student/faculty/staff exchange. Expressing his receptiveness, Mr. Yordanov shared that both universities are natural partners due to prominent similarities. He also introduced the idea of joint research collaboration and summer schools.

At the end of the visit, Mr. Yordanov expressed profound gratitude over the warm reception and hospitality extended to him by CUI.

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  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

A delegation from College of Mechatronics and Control Engineering (CMCE), Shenzhen University, China visited COMSATS University Islamabad on Friday, May 3, 2019. The delegation comprised of Prof. Wu Xiaoyu, Dean, College of Mechatronics and Control Engineering, Prof. Pan Jianfei, Vice-Dean, College of Mechatronics and Control Engineering and Dr. Taimoor Zahid, Post Doctor, College of Mechatronics and Control Engineering, Shenzhen University, China. The purpose of the visit was to sign the Addendum Supplement between Faculty of Engineering, CUI and College of Mechatronics and Control Engineering (CMCE), SZU and initiate collaboration activities between the two universities. The visit was a follow up of Prof. Li Qingquan, President Shenzhen University (SZU), China together with his delegation on February 21, 2019.

The delegation had detailed meeting with CUI higher management which was headed by Dean Faculty of Engineering, CUI, Incharge Academic and Head International Office and his team. Both sides shared highlighted facts and achievements of CUI and SZU through comprehensive presentations.

To initiate the collaboration activities, an Addendum Supplement was signed between the two universities. The visit came to an end with exchange of pleasantries and a group photo. The delegation left the campus with much admiration for the courtesy and hospitality extended to them by CUI officials during their visit.

The delegates also visited CUI Abbottabad Campus on May 6, 2019 where they had detailed meeting with Campus Director and HoD’s of different departments i.e. Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Management Sciences, Computer Sciences and Electrical and Power Engineering. During the meeting, various avenues of collaboration and available scholarship opportunities for students and faculty were discussed.  The delegation also visited the facilities of the campus. At the end of the meeting, the COMSATS University Abbottabad Campus and Shenzhen University China signed a collaboration document.


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  • Friday, May 3, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

A 12-member delegation from Kabul Polytechnic University, Rana University and officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan visited COMSATS University Islamabad. The purpose of their visit was to explore possibilities of cooperation and collaboration with CUI. The Head International Office along with his team welcomed the delegates. The delegation was shown different facilities of the campus. The delegates were impressed by the state-of-the-art amenities available for the students of CUI.

The Head IO gave a brief presentation on CUI in the official meeting to familiarize them with various campuses, milestones, strengths and achievements of the university. He informed that currently three hundred and twenty Afghan students are pursuing their education in the various campuses of CUI and also expressed his welcoming interest in receiving more students from Afghanistan in the future.

The delegates also met few Afghan students studying in CUI. After meeting the students, Mr. Musa Arefi, DG of First Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan expressed his satisfaction and shared his desire to see more students studying at CUI. While reciprocating the idea, Head IO offered that the Afghan students may apply to CUI on self-finance basis or through scholarship offered by TWAS and ACU. Moreover, Head IO also added that collaboration with Afghan universities may be established on the lines of mobilities, student/faculty exchange etc…

The day’s activity ended with a group photograph after which the delegates departed from the campus on a happy note.




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