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  • Tuesday, May 30, 2023

  • CUI

  • International Office

Talk entitled: “Gender and Power in Digital Spaces: A Change or a Different Shade?”

24th May, 2023: International office and Department of Humanities, COMSATS University Islamabad Campus in collaboration with Human Resource Development Network (HRDN) had organized a talk entitled Gender and Power in Digital Spaces: A Change or a Different Shade?”

     The prime objective of conducting this talk was to create awareness about the digital divide, or technology gap and the difference in access to technology between male and female.  As the female often have less access to technology and the internet compared to boys and men. The world needs to simultaneously rescue women with immediate measures, and on the other hand, strengthen the next generation to deal with super-fast technology and digitalization. There is dire need to implement laws and take suitable measurements so by using technology to provide educational resources, training opportunities, and access to information, we can empower women.

    Dr. Shahla Tabassum, renowned scholar from Fatima Jinnah Women University

    was the speaker of the event. She enlightened the students that how online usage of digital space has positive and negative consequences among the members inside and outside the families.  She explained that Pakistan is a mix of cultures and communities, it is to understand how use of smartphones and their types of applications by different age group, gender, has impacted the family relations as well as its consequences on them. Moreover, how these new digital spaces have produced, reproduced, or challenged existing gender norms and the presence of power dynamics during online transformation within the families.

Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Head International office specially thanked the chief guest for taking out the time from her busy schedule and for sharing such a wonderful talk which was very informative and at the same time very motivational for the students. He further added that International office of CUI is always endeavor to organize such kind of activity for our students apart from their academic activities.

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  • Monday, January 14, 2019

  • CUI

  • CCRD

Living in the Age of Adaptation: Climate and Development in Pakistan

Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD), COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) hosted Dr. Adil Najam, Inaugural Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies; Professor of International Relations and Earth & Environment, Boston University, USA, for a  talk titled, “Living in the Age of Adaptation: Climate and Development in Pakistan”. The event was held on Wednesday, 19 Dec. 2018 in the Main Library Auditorium, CUI. Different universities and organizations participated, including from International Islamic University Islamabad, Global Change Impact Study Centre, Pakistan Meteorology Department and the United Nations.

Dr. Adil Najam, using his classic higher level approach, briefly introduced the earth climate system and noted that “the severity of weather events is not the biggest concern, but rather the unpredictability,” and that “the addition of greenhouse gases over a relatively short period of time has messed with the atmospheric system”. Such evidence-based conclusions of a changing climate warrants development of resilience mechanisms, since it is no longer something completely reversible.

Dr. Najam explained that living in the “Age of Adaptation” will be tougher as weather patterns will be more erratic, and that the real cost of climate change would mostly be borne by vulnerable, ordinary people. His argument that the Earth is a poor and divided planet juxtaposed the challenges associated with climate change with that of the global economic and financial systems – namely, the massive and burgeoning divide between those who have, and those who do not.

Managing life in the age of adaptation, he posited, was then a moral issue, one that the scientific and political realms must arrive at cohesively. Despite the complex challenges associated with global climate change, and particularly its impacts on Pakistan, Dr. Najam maintained that living with climate change is possible. It presents new opportunities for greater efficiency and resilience to the global community.

After a vote of thanks by Hassaan Sipra, Scientific Officer, CCRD, CUI, a souvenir was presented by Prof. Dr. Athar Hussain, Head, CCRD, to the guest speaker and a group picture of the participants was taken in front of Junid Zaidi library. Refreshments were served to participants.

  • Friday, April 6, 2018

  • Business

  • Shama Munir - ITC Wah

Department of Electrical Engineering Department arranged a talk title “Pattern Recognition in Intelligent Systems” on March 28, 2018 by Dr. Ibrahim Faye from the Universiti of Tknologi PETRONAS Malaysia. Research partnerships/collaboration were also discussed.

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  • Friday, December 15, 2017

  • CUI

  • SSBC

A talk by Dr. Mario Boris Curatolo on “Traits of an Entrepreneur” was organized by Students Startup Business Center (SSBC) on 12th December, 2017 at its facility.
The talk emphasized various aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset with regard to dealing  with sudden changes in the business environment and measures that an entrepreneur must take in order to stay ahead of the game.
Dr. Mario elaborated the typical characteristics of a successful entrepreneur to drive a small business and emphasized the importance of innovation to new businesses.
At the close of the Seminar Dr. Mario B. Curatolo was presented a certificate and souvenir by Mr. Muhammad Raza Ahmad Khan, Executive Director (SSBC), in recognition of his contributions towards the SSBC Entrepreneur Development Program.

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • CUI

  • Management Science Dept

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Department of Management Sciences, we invite you to participate at an interesting talk by a well renowned Economist, Dr M Ejaz Qureshi who is a Research Program  Manager at Agricultural Development Policy (ADP), Australian Centre for  International Agriculture Research, (ACIAR), Canberra, Australia.

He will talk about ACIAR and share/provide lessons of our policy
research for the Pakistan?s agriculture sector and why policy research is
warranted. Please find attached a brief about the talk.

We will be pleased to have your participation at the session. We look forward to seeing you.

Event Details:
Date: Thursday 30 March 2017
Time: 02.00pm -04.00pm
Venue: Business Incubation Centre (BIC), CIIT Islamabad
Organizer: Department of Management

Further details about the presentation topic and speaker's bio-note are mentioned below.

Presentation Topic:

*ACIAR?s agriculture policy research in the IndoPacific region and lessons for Pakistan*

Despite having success and great potential to contribute to economic development, the agriculture sector (including horticulture, livestock and forestry) in Pakistan faces major challenges. These challenges include food security, water scarcity, deforestation, floods and droughts, low productivity, lack of well-functioning markets, lack of innovation and stagnant growth and development. Good agricultural policies and programs and institutional reforms are fundamental to address these challenges and to achieve the objectives of sustainable and profitable agriculture sector. However the scientific and empirical evidence is extremely important to formulate appropriate policies and programs. This is because it is generally a low cost process with high and immediate beneficial impacts and can avoid significant losses. In this presentation Dr Qureshi will talk about ACIAR?s policy focused research in the developing countries including Pakistan. He will then provide lessons and observations from these studies
to improve the agriculture sector in Pakistan and the role of policy research for evidence based appropriate policy interventions.


Dr M Ejaz Qureshi is Research Program Manager, Agricultural Development Policy (ADP), Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR), Canberra. ADP is one of the two research programs of ACIAR and operates in both the micro and macro dimensions and supports research for a more productive and sustainable agriculture. The program currently has 12 projects in about 10 countries in the IndoPacific region (including Pakistan, India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Fiji). Prior to joining ACIAR, he was a Senior Economist and Policy Analyst and Hydro-economic Team Leader in CSIRO, Adjunct Fellow in the Fenner School of Environment and Society and Associate in the Centre for Water Environment and Policy, the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University and Principal Research Economist in the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) also in Canberra. Before moving to Canberra he worked at James Cook University in Townsville in the CRC for Sustainable Sugar Production and at the University of Queensland in the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Brisbane. Dr Qureshi did
his BSc Hons in Agriculture (Economics) and MSc Hons in Agricultural Economics (Marketing) from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad and Master in Agri Economic Studies and PhD in Resource Economics and Environmental Management from the University of Queensland-Brisbane. He was Associate Editor of the Journal of Hydrology and Guest Editors of the Hydrogeology Journal for its special issue: Economics of Groundwater Management and Food Security for its special issue: Feeding more than nine billion by 2050: challenges and opportunities. He has published about 100 scientific papers including journal articles, book chapters and conference papers on water management, environmental management, economic modelling, mathematical modelling, agricultural production,  economics and policy,
water policy, food security and policy and land use and forest management. He has reviewed articles for major international journals of agriculture and resource economics, water and food policy and environmental management. He has extensively contributed in and/or supervised projects in Australia, China, Pakistan, Indonesia and India. In recognition of his research
activities and their impacts, he was awarded by CSIRO the Land and Water Chief?s High Impact Studies Award and the Strategic Excellence Look Out Award in 2007 and the Social and Economic Science Program Award in 2012 and offered the Julius Career Award in 2013.

For and on behalf of Department's Marketing Team,

Kind Regards,

Hanniya Abid
Assistant Professor
Department of Management Sciences
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad