The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) is an international organization. It aims to reduce the ever-growing gap between the developed and developing world through useful applications of science and technology.
COMSATS has focused its attention on various fields of science and technology on priority basis:
Climate and Environmental Sciences
Development of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)
These focused areas are revised from time to time according to the changing national/regional priorities and expanding areas of expertise of the COMSATS Network of Centers of Excellence. Activities in Pakistan Within Pakistan major activities of COMSATS are taking place through its subsidiaries: COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT).
The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), which received its Charter from the Federal Government in August 2000, as a Degree Awarding Institute (DAI) in the public sector. Pursuant to the Federal Government of Pakistan’s decision, it is selected to be upgraded to the status of a university, more precisely Comsats University (CU). Currently the CIIT is offering 41 different degree programs in the fields of Information and Communication Technology, Management Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Bio-sciences, Development Studies, Environmental Science, Meteorology, and Architecture and Design.