A two-member delegation from China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC) visited COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) on August 6, 2018. The purpose of the visit was to explore and exchange possibilities of cooperation and collaboration between the two organizations. The CSTEC delegation comprised of following:
a) Dr. Zhao Xinli, Vice Director General
b) Mr. Yang Xiu, Program Manager
c) Mr. Jia Wei, First Secretary (S&T), Chinese Embassy, Islamabad
Following officials of CUI attended the meeting:
a) Dr. Arshad S. Malik, Head, International Office
b) Dr. Habib Bokhari, Professor, Bio Sciences Department:
c) Dr. Athar Hussain, Professor/ Chairman, Meteorology Department
d) Dr. Kalim Ullah, Associate Professor/ HoD, Meteorology Department
e) Dr. Imran Shahzad, Associate Head, Meteorology Department
f) Dr. Ishtiaq Ali, Associate Professor, Mathematics Department
g) Ms. Farrah Mahmood, Associate Professor, Architecture Department
h) Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Senior Manager, International Office
i) Mr. Rafaqat Ali Uppal, Assistant Program Officer, International Office
j) Mr. Tanveer Ahmed, Senior Admn Assistant, International Office
The delegation was received by Head (IO). The delegation was first shown different facilities and infrastructure of CUI. Upon completion of the campus visit, the delegation proceeded to the meeting room. All participants from both organizations introduced themselves. Both sides gave detailed presentations about their respective organizations and their activities & programs.
During the meeting, different options of collaboration and cooperation were discussed. It was agreed to initiate join research projects submitted jointly by CUI faculty and Chinese counterpart faculty. It was resolved that CSTEC may fund joint research projects.
Options were discussed to initiate training programs for CUI technical/lab personnel by CSTEC, which may either at the CSTEC premises or in Islamabad.
The delegation met with Mr. Arslan Farid Khan, graduate of BBA program from CUI Wah campus who attended training from CSTEC. The delegation called on Rector CUI, Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar (T.I.). The Rector expressed his full support for initiatives proposed in the meeting. Toward the end the Rector presented souvenirs to the delegation members after which they departed from CUI on a happy note.
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