The 2018 Global Good Governance Awards (3G Awards) were given to 25 exceptional individuals and organizations from 15 countries exhibiting highest performance in the areas of innovation, sustainability, transparency, societal impact and social responsibility. The award ceremony was held in Malaysia.

COMSATS University, Islamabad (CUI) was awarded the 2018 - 3G Research Excellence Award for its overall impact in the domains of research and development.

The 3G Awards are a premier awards program that highlight excellence in good governance and commitment to social welfare in three major streams of Government & Politics, Corporate Sector, and Social Sector and Philanthropy. The Awards are adjudicated by Cambridge IFA, a UK-based financial services house that evaluates business data, assess macroeconomic indicators and understands market trends and brand development globally.

Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar, Rector CUI, in his message read out at the occasion, said that the 3G Research Excellence Award truly goes to the heart of who we are, a research-intensive university. This recognition underscores high-quality research being conducted at COMSATS University and the sheer hard work of our dedicated faculty and researchers who strive for excellence through creation, preservation, dissemination and application of knowledge.

Mr. Muhammad Raza Ahmad Khan, General Manager (Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization), CUI, received the award on behalf of COMSATS University from Mr. Mohammed Nafees Zakaria, Pakistani High Commissioner in Malaysia, in a graceful ceremony organized by Cambridge IFA, UK in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The ceremony was also attended by government functionaries, members of the corporate community, as well as key figures from across the globe.

This award comes at a time when COMSATS University, defunct COMSATS University Islamabad, has been consistently ranked among top 601-800 World Universities in Times Higher Education (THE), World Universities Rankings (WUR) 2016-17 and 2017-18