Message from Head
Welcome to the International Office (IO), COMSATS University (CU).
The pressing realization that the academic community is global, favored the creation of this office back in 2007. IO’s mission since has been to advance CU’s international profile and repute. At the international office it is our vision to integrate a truly international, intercultural and global dimension into CU’s goals, teaching/learning, research and service functions.
We act as a primary hub for connecting CU with higher education institutions/universities, organizations and communities from around the world, with the aim to advance our global engagement, partnership and profile.
We seek opportunities worldwide, as well as, offer support and advice to our students, faculty and staff on potential and existing programs, partnerships and collaborations. IO supports the work of all CU academic departments and offices.
We maintain close and special ties with the diplomatic community to build strong cross-cultural relationships and nurture goodwill in our attempt to raise the profile of CU in these partner countries. We seek to diversify our student community by campaigning aggressively to attract international students to study at CU and bring cross-cultural understanding and harmony to our campuses. We also seek to recruit talented pool of international faculty and researchers for short and long term.
We realize that to excel we need to compete not only with our peers in Pakistan but also perform well against leading universities across the world. For which we benchmark international best practices and constantly endeavor to maintain our rankings and reputation worldwide.
We also provide reception services and perform key administrative services, including operational support, manage visits and tours, devise programs, and provide logistics support.
IO runs special events through the year for staff and students. IO fosters a multi cultural environment based on tolerance and respect within CU and local communities.
I hope you will take the time to explore our website and learn about all that we do. If you’re interested you can find a world of opportunity here. You can find some great international scholarships; browse through our previous events and keep informed about our upcoming events; read our standard operating procedures; locate helpful links to the CU system; procure details of our international MoUs; read our web news and biannual newsletter; and of course look through our photo galleries to stay in the loop of all IO activities. If you are an international student or faculty, you can learn about how to join CU and what is in it for you?
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me or any of my team members.
Ali Tawab Baloch
Head, International Office