COMSATS provides scholarships/fellowships through its International Centres of Excellence to students and researchers in order to increase access to quality higher education and promote cross-culture experiences among Member States.
Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi met with the Ambassador of Republic of Tunisia, Borhene El Kamel at the Tunisian Embassy.
The objective of the meeting was to brief the Ambassador about COMSATS’ programs and activities in the field of S&T, and to further explore avenues of cooperation with Tunisia, which is one of the 27 Member States of COMSATS.
Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi highlighted in the meeting that one of COMSATS’ key areas of cooperation is higher education. In this regard, the honorable Ambassador was briefed about COMSATS’ scholarships programs.
He elaborated that a number of post-graduate scholarships/post-doctoral fellowships are available at COMSATS’ Centres of Excellence in Pakistan (COMSATS University Islamabad and International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences); Kazakhstan (Al-Farabi Kazakh National University); and Egypt (National Research Centre).
Moreover, it was noted that students and faculty exchanges among COMSATS’ Member States are encouraged and facilitated for research and training.
Dr. Zaidi sought the Ambassador’s support during the meeting for expanding cooperation in higher education with Tunisia, being one of the founding members of COMSATS since 1995, in order to help build and sustain scientific capacities in the country so that it realizes sustainable growth and development.
The Tunisian Ambassador was also briefed about COMSATS’ efforts towards North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation, which the organization deem as instrumental in realizing its mission of bringing peace and sustainability. It was informed that such programs are being aligned with the United Nations 2030 Global Agenda to make their impact more in line with the needs of Member States, as well as the international commitments.