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  • Friday, March 10, 2023

  • CUI

  • CCRD

Strengthening Climate Adaptation and Resilience

On March 1st, 2023, the Strengthening Climate Adaptation and Resilience (SAR) Project Launch Event was organized at Marriott Hotel Islamabad. The project has been implemented by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) with support from the Ministry of Climate Change, government of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and the Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC). Dr. Mohsin Raza from CCRD represented his organization at the event.

  • Monday, December 12, 2022

  • Business

  • International Office

Good day,
Dato'/Prof./Assoc. Prof./Dr./Sir/Madam,
You are cordially invited to join the grand annual Malaysia Launch of the 2022 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, hosted by Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and The Lancet Countdown.
This event will contextualize the findings of the Lancet Countdown 2022 Report in a Malaysian context. An international event that will bring together leading academics and policymakers with wide-ranging experience and expertise.
At this event as well, The Lancet Countdown Policy Brief for Malaysia 2022 will be officially launched. This is the first Lancet Countdown's policy brief for Malaysia that has been developed through a collaborative effort between Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Universiti Sunway, The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA), and the Malaysian Medical Academy (AMM).
Program details are as follows:
Program: Malaysia Launch of the Lancet Countdown 2022 Report
Date: 15th December 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 3:00-5:45 PM MYT (7:00-9:45 AM GMT)
Fee: Free and Open to all
Register now at
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Topics covered: Climate Change, Public Health, Future Food, and Environmental Sustainability
National Panelists:
YB Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin
 Minister of Higher Education of Malaysia
YBhg. Dato' Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Bin Ujang
Secretary General, Ministry of Environment and   Water Malaysia Ministry of Environment and Water
Professor Dato' Dr. Mazlan Abd Ghaffar, FASc
Vice Chancellor, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
International Speaker:
Professor Dr. Elizabeth Robinson (online)
Director, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom
Dr. Shouro Dasgupta (in person)
Researcher at Fondazione CMCC and RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics, and the Environment; and Research Fellow at Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Special Appearance:
Professor Maxwell T. Boykoff (in person)
Chair of Environmental Studies Department, University of Colorado-Boulder, USA
Special Performance:  
The Theatre Team
UMT Child Ambassadors of Future Food & Climate Change and University of Colorado-Boulder, USA Theatre Team
Prof. Ts. Dr Lam Su Shiung & Prof. Dr. Meisam Tabatabaei
Herewith is the Poster for dissemination. Register Now and we'll see you on 15th December 2022
“The Malaysia Launch of the 2022 Report of the Lancet Countdown: Health at the Mercy of Fossil Fuels”

  • Thursday, December 17, 2020

  • CUI

  • Webteam

The China Study Center, COMSATS University Islamabad Campus (CUI) in collaboration with PowerChina in Pakistan inaugurated China Book Corner on Tuesday December 15, 2020 at Junaid Zaidi Library, CUI. Mr. Yang Jiandu, Chief Representative of PowerChina, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Incharge, China Study Center/ Head Internal Office, CUI inaugurated China Book Corner established in Junaid Zaidi Library of CUI, Islamabad campus.

Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Incharge, China Study Center in his welcome speech thanked the representatives of PowerChina and Embassy of Peoples Republic of China in Islamabad for choosing CUI for establishing China Book Corner in Junaid Zaidi Library. He gave a brief introduction about CUI and areas of cooperation and mutual exchanges.

Mr. Yang Jiandu, Chief Representative of PowerChina gave introduction about PowerChina. PowerChina is a global leader in the field of clean and low-carbon energy, water resources and environmental construction. It is also a backbone force in global infrastructure interconnections and is also a leading enterprise serving construction for the Belt and Road Initiative. Over the years, the company has delivered a series of high quality projects that represents the industry’s leading level.

Mr. Jiandu, Chief Representative of PowerChina after sharing the capacities and strengths of his company stressed on the point that Chinese and Pakistani’s are working as one team on all major fronts. He added that this event will set an example as a good start for Chinese Companies and academia especially COMSATS University Islamabad for further cultural co-operations.

Prof Dr. Muhammad Abid, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, CUI gave concluding remarks and thanked the participants, PowerChina and Chinese Embassy in Islamabad for the creation of China Book Corner in Junaid Zaidi Library. He also shared his vast working experience and relationship with the Chinese partners. He appreciated the effort of

China Study Center and PowerChina for convening the event in short time. He added that the books are the best gift the one can ever receive. Dr. Abid highlighted on the relevant areas and strengths of CUI and also welcomed PowerChina for utilizing the professional potential and human resource of CUI.

The ceremony was concluded with the group photo and exchange of souvenirs from both the sides.

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  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020

  • CUI

  • CCRD

 On January 6, 2020 new Agro-Ecological Zones (AEZs) of  Punjab were launched by The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. A team of scientists from the Universities, in collaboration with FAO and Agriculture Department of the  Government of Punjab worked together to delineate the Agro- Climatic, Agro-Ecological and Agr-Economic Zones (AEZ) to replace the obsolete zoning  in Punjab. Previously, AEZs were developed by the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) in 1980, but due to rapid changes in land, water resources and changing climate, there was dire need to re-define the AEZs. 

The launching ceremony of AEZs was organized at Lahore by FAO, in which researchers, contributing authors, Minister for Agriculture, Director Generals (DGs) Research, Water Management, Planning and Universities professors participated. Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, Assistant Professor, CCRD, COMSATS University Islamabad was one of contributing authors for the AEZs development hence was awarded with special souvenir by FAO.  

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017

  • CUI

  • SSBC

As per directives of Worthy Rector, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), the Student Startup Business Center (SSBC) has now been launched at CIIT, Abbotabad campus.

A team from Principal Seat compromising of Ms. Zainab Bilal, (Coordinator SSBC) and Ms. Talat Mehmood, (co-Coordinator SSBC), visited CIIT, Abbotabad Campus on 14th June, 2017. They met with Prof. Dr. Arshad Pervaiz, the Campus Director as well as Heads of various Departments. Ms. Zainab Bilal briefed the participants of the meeting about the objectives and functions of SSBC. She also highlighted the importance of an entrepreneurial culture in the university asserting the need to promote knowledge based startups. The Director Campus supported the launch of this initiative and directed faculty members to engage and support SSBC activities at CIIT, Abbotabad.

Ms. Zainab Bilal later gave presentation to the students in the campus auditorium. She touched upon the process and road map of SSBC, in order to raise awareness about CIIT entrepreneurship initiative and motivated the students to actively enroll in the SSBC program. The presentation was followed by an interactive questions answers session.

Dr. Yasir Javed has been appointed as In-charge SSBC- Abbotabad to oversee all activities through this platform at CIIT Abbotabad Campus.

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