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February 26, 2019

COMSATS varsity gets four projects for funding

Islamabad

February 26, 2019

Islamabad: The COMSATS University Islamabad has secured four projects for funding under the Pakistan Science Foundation-Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) Second Call of Proposals.

They are among 10 projects of the country’s 10 top research universities selected for funding. The PSF and MSRT had opened the call for joint research proposals from academia across Pakistan. An evaluation committee, after a peer review process, selected 10 projects for funding.

The proposals were invited in the following priority areas for joint research projects: material sciences and metallurgy, climate-smart agriculture and biotechnology, economic utilization of marine resources, textile engineering and value addition, earthquake forecasting services, solar energy and ways of its implementation, wind energy and ways of its implementation, water scarcity in close future and its relation to food scarcity, air pollution, saving endangered species of plants, animals and insects.

All proposals had to follow the general theme of "Translational Research: Innovation from lab to society".

From CUI, research groups of Dr. Akhtar Hayat, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials CUI, Lahore Campus, Dr. Muhammad Sajjad, Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences, CUI, Vehari Campus, Dr. Naeem Akhtar, Assistant Professor IRCBM, CUI, Lahore Campus and Romana Khan, Assistant Professor, CUI, Abbottabad Campus have been selected for mutual collaboration between Pakistan and Iran.

CUI Rector Professor Dr. Raheel Qamar congratulated the project winning research groups and emphasized the role of research on everyday lives of Pakistanis. In his message, the rector said that 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.

The CUI, a public sector university of the Ministry of Science and Technology, has an active research culture and is ranked among the top Pakistani universities in all major international academic rankings including the Time Higher Education Ranking, UK, Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), China and QS World University Rankings, UK.

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