The COMSATS University Islamabad envisions assuming a truly national character for itself in the years to come. lt envisions having a presence in all provinces of the country. It sees for itself a position among the top five (5) universities in the country; among the top 100 universities in developing countries and the top 300, 200, and 100 universities in the world respectively in the 5, 10, and 15-year’ time horizon.
The COMSATS University Islamabad, founded in the belief that understanding enriches all people, is dedicated to the search for truth through the advancement of learning and extending the frontiers of knowledge; to the sharing of this knowledge through education in an academically diverse range of disciplines and subjects; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of Pakistan, the Muslim Ummah, and the World, at large. The University’s mission is threefold:
Research and Discovery
Generate and preserve knowledge, understanding, and creativity by triggering enquiry, conducting high-quality research, and promoting scholarship, that benefit students, scholars, and communities across the country, the Muslim Ummah, and the World, at large.
Teaching and Learning
Share that knowledge, understanding, and creativity by providing a broad range of educational programs in a diverse community of learners and teachers, and prepare graduate, professional, and undergraduate students, as well as non-degree-seeking students interested in continuing education and lifelong learning, and for assuming active roles in competitive and culturally diverse environs.
Outreach and Public Service
Extend, apply, and exchange knowledge between the University and society by applying scholarly expertise to social and technological problems, by helping organizations and individuals respond to their changing environments, and by making the knowledge and resources created and preserved at the University accessible to the citizens. Using the resources of its multiple campuses in an integrated fashion, the University vies to strengthen the services to the state through the education of a modern workforce, research and development, technology commercialization, and establishing and promoting partnerships with business, government, and community groups.