Rawalpindi, Islamabad, And Other Federal Capital Areas

COMSATS University Islamabad
A proud partner and city host for NIB
Rector CUI
Prof. Dr.Muhammad Tabassum Afzal
COMSATS University Islamabad is a leading world ranked public sector university of the Ministry of Science and Technology, having seven campuses and a principal seat located in Islamabad. COMSATS University was envisioned as Pakistan’s first exclusive Institute of Information Technology. Keeping in view its primary mandate of Science and Technology, CUI has emerged as a leading general university in Computer Science, Engineering and Technology as well as Basic Sciences, Design and Architecture within a span of two decades. The QS Asian rankings 2022 placed it at #136 in Asia, while it has been ranked consistently among Top 500 ranked universities of the world by subject in Engineering and Technology and Computer Science by the Times Higher Education, UK (2022).
CUI boasts of a diverse student body comprising 36,000 students, having over 500 international students from 24 nationalities. While 2700+ faculty members, with over 1100 PhDs (comprising the largest pool of PhDs in Pakistan) cater to the education needs of these students through 22 Departments, 8 research centers and 6 faculties. Over 80,000 students have so far graduated from CUI including 425+PhDs and are serving in various leadership positions and key roles in the public and private sector.

CUI has evolved a strong research and innovation driven culture right from its early years. The Student Startup Business Center at CUI brews entrepreneurial spirit in students ensuring that their academic research translates into products. Furthermore, Cubator-1ne, COMSATS’ technology incubation center supports early-stage knowledge-based businesses. Overall, CUI’s startup ecosystem is well equipped to support new entrepreneurial ideas with technical and management support as well as seed funding for promising start-ups and spin-offs.

I am pleased to note that the cooperation of CUI with National Ideas Bank (NIB), IdeaGist and Pak-100 teams in the NIB Ideas Competition is highly productive and in line with the vision of the Honorable President of Pakistan and Chancellor CUI, Dr. Arif Alvi. I wish our students and NIB success and would like to see the next billion-dollar enterprise emerging from these entrepreneurial ideas and bring pride to our nation.

Focal Person
Engr. Ehtesham Bokhari

Any Pakistani from anywhere in the world can submit an idea from our city however, we specially welcome students and faculty from the following institutions.
  • Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad
  • Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
  • Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad
  • National Defence University, Pakistan, Islamabad
  • Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad
  • International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad
  • COMSATS University, Islamabad
  • National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad
  • National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad
  • Bahria University, Islamabad
  • Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering, Islamabad
  • Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology
  • Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
  • Foundation University, Islamabad
  • Riphah International University, Islamabad
  • Air University, Islamabad
  • Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad
  • Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad
  • Muslim Youth University, Islamabad
  • National University of Technology, Islamabad
  • Pakistan Institute of Development Economics – PIDE, Islamabad
  • Center Of Pakistan and International Relations, Islamabad
  • The Millennium Universal College, Islamabad
  • Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  • Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
  • Rawalpindi Medical University, Rawalpindi
  • National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi
  • Women University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bagh, Bagh
  • University of Management Sciences and Information Technology, Kotli
  • Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Mirpur
  • University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad
  • Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University, Nerian Sharif
  • University of Poonch, Rawalakot
  • University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
  • HITEC University, Taxila
  • University of Wah, Wah

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