COMSATS University Islamabad and D-8 International University Iran ink Academic Accord

March 5, 2024
Updated 2024/03/05 at 10:32 AM
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Islamabad, Pakistan  – COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) and D-8 International University (D-8 IU), Iran, signed an MoU already authorized by the Federal Cabinet of Pakistan to enhance their collaboration in joint academic and research activities including exchange of faculty, researchers, students, staff, scholarships, training courses for the development of faculty and administrative staff, joint training programs, convening of joint conferences and other areas.

In the MoU signing ceremony held at COMSATS University Islamabad Campus, H.E Dr. Reza Amiri Moghadam, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Pakistan and Mr. Masoud Haghighi, First Counsellor graced the event and witnessed the occasion. D-8 IU Chancellor Professor Abbas Afkhami and COMSATS Varsity Rector, Prof. Dr. Sajid Qamar, signed the agreement. Also from CUI, the following officials were present: Prof. Dr. Sajjad A. Madani, Registrar, Dr. Tahir Naeem, Director (P&D/HRD), Prof. Dr. Sohail Asghar, In-charge, Islamabad Campus, Dr. Hammad Omer, T.I., Head, International Office, Mr. Ali Tawab Baloch, Senior Manager and Dr. Aqif Anwar, Head IRCBM Lahore. From D-8 IU, the participants included Mr. Milad Saki, Head, International Office, and Dr. Mazaher Ahmadi, Advisor to Chancellor.

The Head, CUI International Office presented detailed achievements, milestones of CUI as well as engagements of the university with Iran and wished for future potential opportunities. Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador stated, “Iran and Pakistan enjoy relationships and ties in various areas including political, economic, and trade areas, and we would like the two countries to deepen their relationships by cooperation in academic and scientific fields.”

The Chancellor of D-8 IU proposed reciprocal scholarships for PhD students, further solidifying the commitment to equitable cooperation. Looking ahead, the Rector COMSATS University Islamabad expressed enthusiasm for implementing the MoU, with focus on the exchange of researchers and students as integral component of future collaborations. “COMSATS would welcome more Iranian students to the university”, desired the Rector.

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