ICGEB and COMSATS are working to boost collaboration under an MoU first signed in 2009. This week Dr. Maria Luisa Fichera, ICGEB Chief, Legal and Administration, is in Almaty to further parntering, programmes and membership initiatives.
Following a visit by COMSATS Executive Director, Dr. Syed M. Junaid Zaidi and colleagues to the ICGEB in Trieste in November 2017, both organisations have been working hard to broaden their Agreement and pursue mutually beneficial initiatives for collaboration.
Subsequently, a nine-strong delegation from COMSATS, headed by Mr. Muhammad Bilal Chohan, Director Administration and Establishment and Mr. Amanulllah, Director, Finance and Accounts, visited ICGEB Trieste in March this year to further explore synergies in Membership, common goals to achieve sustainable development, scientific Meetings and Courses, Fellowships and Grant Programmes.
The ICGEB lends a unique research science infrastructure for the programmes it runs.
COMSATS is championing Triangular Cooperation, also with TWAS and the ICGEB.
Priority areas are being further defined to eventually launch pilot joint initiatives.