The Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) -Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) had opened the call for joint research proposals projects for funding from academia across Pakistan.
An assessment Committee, after a rival review procedure, selected top 10 projects for funding under PSF and MSRT. Lucky one the COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) successfully secured four Projects out of 10 among other top research universities of Pakistan.
Joint Research Projects that included Material Sciences & Metallurgy, Climate Smart Agriculture & Biotechnology, Economic Utilizations of Marine Resources, Textile Engineering and Value Addition, Wind Energy & Ways of Its Implementation,
Earthquake Forecasting Services, Solar Energy and Ways of Its Implementation, Water Scarcity In Close Future & Its Relation To Food Scarcity, Air Pollution, Saving Endangered Species of Plants, Animals and Insects.
COMSATS Rector Professor Dr. Raheel Qamar “congratulated the project winning research groups and emphasized the role of research on everyday lives of Pakistanis. Pakistani academia must ensure that the fruits of research should reach every Pakistani and that the academia must also play its due role in creating a knowledge-economy in Pakistan.”