COMSATS Institute of Information Technology *University


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Foundation: 1998

Mission: The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology founded in the belief that understanding enriches all people, is dedicated to the search for truth through 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, in particular, and the Muslim Ummah, and the world, at large. The Institute’s mission is threefold: Research and Discovery: Generate and preserving knowledge, understanding, and creativity by triggering enquiry, conducting high-quality research and promoting scholarship, that benefits 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, for active roles in competitive and culturally diverse environs. Outreach and Public Service: Extend, apply, and exchange knowledge between the Institute 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 Institute accessible to the citizens. Using the resources of its multiple campuses in an integrated fashion, the institute vies to strengthen the services to the state through education of a modern work force, research and development, technology commercialization, and establishing and promoting partnerships with business, government and community groups.

Vision: The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology envisions assuming a truly national character for itself in the year to come. It envisions having presence in all provinces of the country. It sees for itself a position among the top five (5) universities in the country; among top 100 universities in the developing countries and top 500 universities in the world respectively in the 5, 10 and 15 years time horizon. Focus in the period 2005–10 will be on science led engineering; in the period 2010–15 on initiating Social Sciences programs and in the period 2015–20, on establishing programs in medical and agricultural sciences.


Subordinate organizations:

  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Sahiwal
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Vehari
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah
  • COMSATS University Islamabad
Overall percentile
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Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionPakistan
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +916th235th1st
Arts and Humanities 965th93rd2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2368th627th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 198th56th1st
Chemistry 1132nd332nd1st
Computer Science 227th75th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +2507th766th15th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 178th49th1st
Energy 380th166th2nd
Engineering +429th134th2nd
Environmental Science 755th287th4th
Mathematics 293rd100th2nd
Medicine +1719th450th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1470th405th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 1059th288th5th
Psychology 838th84th1st
Social Sciences +536th79th2nd
Veterinary 779th175th10th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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  • Health
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