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  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

A four- member delegation from Tsinghua University (TU), China visited COMSATS University Islamabad on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The delegation led by Prof. Wei ZHANG, MEM (Master of Engineering Management) Center director comprised of  Dr. Dacheng LIU, Associate Professor, TU; Mrs. Haitao WANG, Program Associate MEM (International Master of Engineering Management) and Prof. Xuedong LIANG, Professor at Sichuan University. The delegation was given a warm welcome by the International Office team upon their arrival at Islamabad Campus. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen linkages, collaboration and engagements between the Tsinghua University and COMSATS University Islamabad.
The delegation was shown different facilities of the campus including Labs, Junaid Zaidi Library, Student Services Center, Day Care Center, China Study Center etc. The delegates were impressed by the state-of-the-art amenities available for the students of CUI.

Later, Prof. Zhang delivered a very insightful presentation highlighting China as a country, its location, its language divisions, administrative divisions, its economy, its culture, art, people and of course its academic and scientific landscape. He also delivered a lecture titled “Rethinking of Postgraduate Engineering Education-IMEM Program“ to undergraduate and graduate students of the departments of Electrical engineering, Management Science and Computer Science. To complement the lecture, a video highlighting the features of IMEM “International Master of Engineering Management” Program was also shared. 
After lunch, the delegates had detailed meeting with CUI higher management which was chaired by Prof. Dr. Khalid Riaz, Dean, Management Sciences. Prof. Dr. Junaid Mughal, Incharge Academics, Dr. Aneel Salman, HoD, Management Sciences, Dr. Nadeem Javaid, Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head International Office and his team were present in the meeting. Both sides shared highlighted facts and achievements of CUI and TU through comprehensive presentations. 

During discussions in the meeting, ideas to initiate split programs, student exchange for fast or condensed courses, organizing a short summer course for TU students, collaboration on curriculum development, collaboration on case studies and internships were deliberated. Officials from both sides agreed to strengthen the mutual areas of both universities and share expert knowledge and good practices. Prof. Dr. Khalid Riaz formally welcomed the delegation to CUI and shared that CUI is keen to establish academic collaboration with TU and CUI will work on the prospect of inviting TU students in its various conferences such as FIT etc…

The Incharge, Academics shared that both universities have similar courses as far as the IMEM program is concerned. Files including detailed courses description were distributed to the delegates.  Dr. Nadeem Javaid shared the webpage for enabling students to apply for IMEM Program. Dr. Aneel Salman said that this webpage is an excellent outlet for scrutinizing the received applications and preparing a merit list and thus facilitating TU’s work.  Mrs. Haitao WANG gave her details presentation on “Scholars & students Exchange program for the Belt & Road and how CUI faculty/students could benefit from it

The Head IO shared that a concrete collaboration should be shaped between both universities in the form of student/faculty exchange and summer school programs. 

Prof. Zhang shared that faculty exchange should be promoted and CUI may send interested Professors to Tsinghua University for few weeks to teach research to TU students. He further said that he looks forward to receiving applications from CUI’s students for the IMEM program in Cohort 2020. 

Subsequently, a detailed meeting between the delegates and the Rector, Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar was also held. The Dean, Department of Management Sciences, Incharge, Academics and Head, International Office, CUI were also present in the meeting. The Rector gave detailed introduction of CUI. He expressed his desire to have close liaison with Tsinghua University which was well received by the delegation.  

The visit came to an end with exchange of souvenirs 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.

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  • Thursday, March 14, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

The Ambassador of Egypt to Pakistan, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Fadel Yacoub visited COMSATS University Islamabad on March 12, 2019. The purpose of the visit was to further bolster CUI’s linkages with Egypt and strengthen the engagement with the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad.

H. E. Ambassador was warmly welcomed by the Head, International Office along-with his team. H.E. Ambassador was shown infrastructure and facilities of CUI Islamabad campus. He visited Junaid Zaidi Library, Student Service Center and was in awe of the greenery of the campus and its state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities.

A detailed meeting between His Excellency Ahmed Fadel Yacoub and the Rector, Dr. Raheel Qamar was held. The Registrar CUI and Head International Office, CUI were present in the meeting. The Rector gave detailed introduction of CUI. H.E. Ambassador desired to have close liaison with the universities of Egypt. It was resolved to invite 8 -10 Vice-Chancellors/ Rectors/ Presidents of the Egyptian universities to CUI. The visit of the delegation will be first step to establish liaison between the two countries. H.E. Ahmed Fadel Yacoub appreciated the hospitality and positive outcome of his visit and left on a happy note.



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  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

A two-member delegation comprising of Dr. Saudullah Ali, Registrar and Mr. Hussain Shinan, System Administrator, Maldives National University, Maldives visited COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) on February 25, 2019 for having technical sessions with CU Online team of CUI.

Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head International Office with his team welcomed the delegates. The delegation was shown different facilities of the campus.

The delegation called on Rector of CUI for a brief introductory meeting.  The delegation had detailed meeting with the officials of International Office and CU Online team. The Head International Office gave presentation about CUI. The delegates appreciated the remarkable progress CUI has made in a short span of 19 years.

Mr. Yawar Zaidi, Senior Manager/ In charge CU Online and his team members had a detailed technical discussion session with the delegates. He explained in detail about working of CU Online System. The delegates understood the model, had a comparative look at the system and enquired about various aspects of it. Mr. Zaidi also briefed online admission process system managed through CU Online across all its seven campuses.

At the end of their visit, the delegates expressed profound gratitude over warm reception and hospitality extended to them by CUI. They were hopeful that the Maldivian side would try to make the best use of the offer of support from CUI.




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  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

Prof. Li Qingquan, President Shenzhen University (SZU), China together with his delegation comprising of Prof. Ming Hayan, Director of Discipline Development Office and Vice Dean of Graduate School, Prof. Ming Zhong, Dean of Computer Science and Software Engineering College, Prof. Zahng Xiaohong, Dean of Foreign Language College and, Prof. Zhang Han, Representative of Physics and Optical Engineering College, Ms. Gu Wei, Vice Dean International Exchange College and Muhammad Sadiq, PhD Researcher, Computer Science and Software Engineering College was given a warm welcome by the International Office team upon their arrival at  Islamabad Campus on Friday, Feb 22, 2019. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen linkages, collaboration and engagements between the Shenzhen University and COMSATS University Islamabad. The officials from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan also accompanied the delegation.

The delegation was shown different facilities of the campus including class rooms, Labs, Junaid Zaidi Library, Student Services Center, Day Care Center, etc. The delegates were impressed by the state-of-the-art amenities available for the students of CUI.

The delegation had detailed meeting with CUI higher management which was chaired by Mr. Tahir Naeem. Director P, D and HRD, Prof. Dr. Shahid A Khan, Dean Engineering, Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head International Office and his team were present in the meeting. Both sides shared highlighted facts and achievements of CUI and SZU through comprehensive presentations. While apprising about SZU and its high profile among Chinese universities, the Dean said, “SZU is the window of China to the world.”

During discussions in the meeting, ideas to establish S & T Park at CUI, establishment of Optical Electronics Department in CUI, cooperation in Bio Medical Engineering, sending more PhD students to SZU from CUI and working together on patents were deliberated. Officials from both sides agreed to mutually strengthen the lagging areas of both universities and share expert knowledge and good practices. HEC representatives also assured of HEC’s support for working on collaborative educational possibilities as per their regulations.

To formalize the collaboration, a Document of Understanding 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.




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  • Monday, February 11, 2019

  • Business

  • International Office

The Swiss Ambassador H.E. Mr. Thomas Kolly visited COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) on Feb. 8, 2019. He was invited upon invitation of the Rector during visit of a three-member delegation comprising of Prof. Stylianos E Antonarakis, Professor, University of Geneva Medical School, Switzerland; Prof. Sergey Nikolaev, Researcher, Gustave Roussy Cancer Center; France; and Dr. Muhammad Ansar, University of Geneva Medical School, Switzerland.

The International Office of CUI received the delegation. They were shown campus facilities like class rooms, labs, data center, Junaid Zaidi library, student service center, day care center of the campus, Department of Bio Sciences, etc. The delegation had meeting with the top management of CUI. The meeting was attended by Rector, CUI; Registrar CUI; Dean, Faculty of Sciences, CUI; Head International Office, CUI; faculty of Biosciences Department of CUI; and team of International office of CUI.

The Rector warmly welcomed the delegation. The Head International Office gave brief presentation about CUI. The Rector elaborated rich research culture of CUI and different research initiatives CUI is conceiving to augment the quality of research and teaching of campuses of CUI. He offered to host delegations of academicians and researchers from Switzerland to visit CUI for carrying out joint scientific research between institutions of both countries. Dean Sciences briefed the delegation about CUI’s existing research collaboration with CERN and EPFL.

H.E Mr. Thomas Kolly, Ambassador, Embassy of Switzerland to Pakistan thanked CUI officials for their hospitality and admired CUI’s impressive profile. He especially mentioned about different Scholarships being offered by the Government of Switzerland for Pakistani scholars to continue higher education in Switzerland. He further emphasized to encourage faculty exchange between the universities of both countries.

Professor Stylianos E Antonarakis, Professor, University of Geneva Medical School, Switzerland who were geneticists showed great interest to strengthen and take further academic and research cooperation between University of Geneva and CUI. They also discussed their research areas with the faculty of Biosciences and identified common interests.

The Rector CUI presented shield to the Hon’ble Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan. In addition, souvenirs were presented to the guests coming from University of Geneva Medical School and Gustave Roussy Cancer Center. A group photo was also taken.

Upon conclusion of the formal meeting, a session of joint research talk was organized with the faculty of Biosciences. Head International Office, CUI in his opening remarks welcomed and thanked the Swiss Ambassador for gracing the session with his presence and the researchers for coming all the way from Switzerland. He expressed that the visit had laid the foundation of cooperation which will go a long way.

Dr. Maleeha Azam, Assistant Professor, Biosciences Department, CUI delivered a synopsis of their research work in the Translational Genomics Lab which is headed by Rector, CUI, Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar. She explained about work on Genetic Spectrum Base of Diseases in Pakistan covering novel gene discovery and replication study. Dr. Stylianos from University of Geneva Medical School presented his findings on Consanguinity: Recessive, High Impact Variants. He explained matchmaking between genes and genome and how genotypes link genomes with disorders. Dr. Serge from Gustave Roussy Cancer Center presented his talk on Tumor Genetic Profiling in Hereditary Cancer Susceptibility Syndrome with DNA Repair Deficiency. He shared his case studies on genetic disorders causing cancer. A question answer session by the participants mainly from faculty members of Biosciences Department was held along-with interactive discussions on the issues.

H.E Mr. Thomas Kolly, Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan addressed the audience. He expressed his satisfaction on witnessing high level scientific exchange of research between the two universities. He expressed that we speak the same language of innovation, research and science. He was thrilled to see this wonderful globalization where Swiss and Pakistanis spoke together and worked together. He added that he is looking forward to a favorable cooperation between the two countries.

After a group click, the Ambassador and other delegates called off the campus on a cheerful note to conclude a productive day.

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