Message From The Director COMSATS, Sahiwal
COMSATS University Islamabad is one of the most prestigious universities of Pakistan with
its seven physical campuses and one virtual campus across the country, CUI distinguishes
itself as a leading university in the higher education sector of Pakistan. It gives
me an immense pleasure and honor to serve as Director COMSATS University Islamabad,
COMSATS University Islamabad has registered an exponential growth and success since
its inception, which is quite unprecedented in the history of Pakistani universities. Within
a short span of two decades, it has produced above eighty thousand graduates including
500+ PhDs serving in various capacities in the different organizations throughout
the country and the world; and currently more than thirty-five thousand students are
enrolled across its campuses. CUI stands out as a torch bearer of excellence among
the universities in Pakistan as one of the leading emerging economy universities
in South Asia and the world. It has been ranked high among Pakistani Universities by
the national and international ranking agencies, such as Times Higher Education
(THE), UK; Quacquarelli Symonds (QS); and the Higher Education Commission (HEC),
Pakistan. With a clear vision and a mission to develop a world-class university
in the Pakistan, CUI has formulated three-pronged mission: Research and Discovery;
Teaching and Learning; Outreach & Public Service. CUI is committed to pursuing this
mission diligently by producing, archiving, and innovating the knowledge.
CUI, Sahiwal campus was established in December 2006, since then, it has played
a due role in uplifting and developing educational environment in the country and
has established itself as a leading higher education institution in the region.
Sahiwal campus stretches over an area of 36-acres with purpose-built buildings,
it offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in seven departments
under the Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Sciences, Engineering and
Business Administration. The Sahiwal campus is committed to achieving CUI goals,
vision and mission, and has established linkages with the local agriculture and
dairy industry, which is a testimony to its commitment to public service.
Sahiwal campus focuses on delivering quality education to its students through highly
qualified faculty and by incorporating latest knowledge advancements in course contents
and delivery. The campus is focusing on developing Academia-Industry linkages, and
for the said purpose it has signed various MoUs with many key organizations in the
region. Sahiwal campus envisions to base its research activities on the real challenges
and business problems faced by the local industry, so that both university as well
as industry could reap the benefits from applied research through research collaborations.
Moreover, Sahiwal campus will be launching PhD programs in different disciplines and
is also going to start several more graduate and undergraduate programs as per demand
of market and need of the country. In addition, the campus envisions to establish
a state-of-the-art Research Centre to promote interdisciplinary research activities,
and to establish research collaboration nationally and internationally.
We believe in transformation towards smart campus and enhancement towards self-sustainability
through efficient resource management. We have ensured digital linkages among different
departments of campus and are working towards environment friendly paperless communication
within the campus with the state-of-the-art classroom infrastructure. There are three stages
of progress: first is development; second is sustainability; and third is innovation.
The campus has successfully completed its first phase of development. Currently, campus
possesses resources in the form of competent faculty and basic infrastructural facilities
as per requirements of the accreditation bodies such as PEC and NCEAC. Now it is
the time to utilize its resource in an effective and efficient manner to attain
self-sustainability through developing strategic and business model of the campus.
Digital transformation, efficient resource management, and self-sustainability will
ultimately lead towards continuous quality improvement at the campus.
I along with the support and cooperation of my faculty, staff, and community pledges
to take this campus to greater heights, un parallel in the history of this region
and the country; I vow to develop this university according to the international
standards. I pray Almighty Allah to give us strength to fulfill this dream. Ameen!
With best wishes,
Professor Dr. Nazir Ahmad Zafar
COMSATS University Islamabad
Sahiwal Campus, Sahiwal