Center for Advanced Studies in Telecommunication (CAST) was established on 12 December 2007 as an independent research institute committed to quality research in the area of telecommunication. CAST has been directly funded by higher education commission HEC of Pakistan. Establishment of CAST has ensured long term continuity of quality and industry relevant research.
Since there is a absence of any meaningful dialogue and collaboration between regional industry and universities, CAST has been developed with an aim to use it as an interface between university-based telecommunication activities and regional telecom industry, government and community groups. CAST from its inception has been focused on developing strong industry links, with specific regard to the practical implementation and realization of telecommunication technologies. In this regard CAST has established a marketing department for establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial commercial collaboration with local telecom industry.
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter — the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.
The instruments used at CERN are particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before they are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.
Founded in 1954, the CERN Laboratory sits astride the Franco–Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and now has 20 Member States.
2- Center for Research in Management Sciences (CRMS)
The Center for Research in Management Sciences (CRMS) is based within the Management Sciences Department at Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad. CRMS has a number of active researchers from across the Finance and Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing, and Information Technology subject areas within the department. CRMS is established with a view to promote research activities that lead to high quality research output. Another aim of CRMS is to promote meaningful exchange of ideas and collaboration between regional industry and academics.
3- CENTRE OF QUANTUM PHYSICS
The Centre for Quantum Physics (CQP), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad, was established in July 2006 with the vision to carry out internationally recognized research in the field of Quantum Optics. The idea was initiated by Prof. M. Suhail Zubairy (S.I., H.I.), Professor of Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas USA. The financial and structural support was provided by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and COMSTECH.