The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) initiated the proposal for the formation of Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in South (COMSATS). The (TWAS) at that time was headed by the Noble Laureate from Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Abd-ul-Salam. On his suggestion the Foundation Conference was held in October 1994 in Islamabad. The representatives of 36 countries and of international organizations attended the Conference. The Conference unanimously adopted the resolution for the establishment of COMSATS.
The COMSATS is an international organization, with it’s headquarter in Islamabad. The main objective of the COMSATS is to sensitize the developing countries to the centrality of the science and technology in the process of development. COMSATS, right from its inception, has been supporting the programs for the development of science and technology in the developing countries It has undertaken a number of programs in different areas, which have benefited the member countries.


COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

In 1997, the COMSATS, through a notification setup the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), which became functional in April 1998. The CIIT is fully equipped to handle the needs of the fast-paced IT industry and flexible enough to anticipate and meet the challenges of future technologies. The CIIT has a mission to deliver new ideas and products through research, development and education in strategic partnership with IT industry and organizations.
(Federal Cabinet has approved the Charter of COMSATS University)


COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad

(ISO 9001: 2000 certified)

Spanning an area of 308 Kanals, stands the grand structure of Abbottabad Campus of CIIT. Imparting quality education, contributing effectively to the research base of Pakistan, providing state-of-the-art facilities to students, helping in social uplift of the community it is located in, the campus symbolizes a modern and progressive seat of learning. Abbottabad Campus became functional in July 2001, and the first academic session started in September 2001.