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  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023

  • Business

  • International Office

Islamabad: A delegation from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) England visited COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) on January 16, 2023. Mr. Mark Coddington, Global Projects and Policy Manager, Office of the Principal, accompanied by Mr. Nabeel Vehra, Regional Advisor (Pakistan), Global Engagement Office, Directorate of Marketing and Communications were received and welcomed by Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head International Office CUI. Subsequently, the delegation paid a call on the Rector CUI Prof. Dr. Muhammad T. Afzal.

Later, the delegation discussed possible collaborative options with CUI officials. Prof. Dr. Sajid Qamar, Dean, Faculty of Sciences, Prof. Dr. Saqib Gulzar, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Dr. Mustafa Nawaz Shafqat, Chairperson, Department of Biosciences, CUI Islamabad Campus and Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head, International Office joined the conversation with the delegation about possible collaboration options between CUI and QMUL. Mr. Coddington highlighted that QMUL is a public research intensive university in England whose history dates back to 1785, with the founding of The London Hospital Medical College. QMUL’s has established, successful models of collaboration including 1+1, 4+1 and faculty mobility programs. He presented collaboration models for CUI students which included 1+1 (double degree program) and 4+1 through progression agreement program. For CUI faculty, the guests presented prospects of faculty mobility programs.

The delegation highlighted several benefits of 4+1 model for CUI students which included tuition fee discount, simplified application route, application support and enhanced channels of communication. The hosts suggested increase of discount for benefitting CUI students.

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  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014

  • CUI

  • Muhammad Hassan

The atmospheric/environmental pollution is recognized as the main driver of climate change which is one of the greatest challenges today and an important factor in shaping strategies for future sustainable development. Accordingly, there is a growing need of awareness, research, professional expertise and monitoring networks in environmental science and its applications specifically in the developing world.

In this regard, on Dec. 18, 2014 a video-conference meeting held between Department of Meteorology, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad and Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen, Germany conceived and facilitated by Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar, T.I. Dean of Research, Innovation and Commercialization, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad. The meeting aimed at exploring the possible collaboration between the two institutes. Dr. Kalim Ullah, Incharge / Head of the Department of the Meteorology briefed the participants about the scope and state of the art of Environmental Research at COMSATS whereas Priv.-Doz. Dr. Annette Ladstätter-Weißenmayer gave a presentation about the scientific expertise in Environmental Physics and Chemistry, ground, airborne and satellite based instrumentation, remote sensing and experience in establishing high level education and research in Atmospheric and Climate related fields. She expressed her willingness to provide training in ground and remotely based instrument/measurement techniques, analytic methods and numerical data analysis.

The meeting concluded with an understanding to move forward with a vision to share knowledge and expertise primarily for the benefit of MS and PhD students at COMSATS.

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