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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