COMSATS offers membership to Muslim countries

ISLAMABAD: The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) with twenty 21 member states in three continents, has offered partnership to 43 Muslim countries participating in the ongoing 5th Islamic Conference of Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research (ICMHESR). The offer was made by the Executive Director of COMSATS of Pakistan, Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi at the third session of the conference being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Oct 19-21.Dr. Imtinan stressed the Higher Education Ministers’ and other participants of ICMHESR to consider joining COMSATS to enable their scientists to take benefits of COMSATS‘s programmes in areas such as environmental science, renewable energy, water and research, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), bio-technology and material sciences.
He said the Commission activities are focused in the development of science and technology capacity in members states by encouraging south-south cooperation along with North-South cooperation.
Dr. Imtinan said a network of 16 Centers of Excellence in developing countries is affiliated with COMSATS. These centers being prestigious Science and Technology organizations in their own countries are participating in technology-transfer and knowledge sharing programs.He said the ICMHESR participants can also benefit from COMSATS’s two flagship projects; COMSATS Institute of Information Technology which offers 48 degree programs and Internet Services of COMSATS which offers value added solutions in, domain and hosting, web development, networking training and data centers. He added that experience gained in these projects is available for the common members of COMSATS and OIC.The theme of three-day ICMHESR is, “Enculturation of Quality In Academia, Research and Innovation Towards Prosperity of Ummah”.  – App