Arshad S. Malik, registrar at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) in Pakistan, visited NDSU Nov. 8-10 to sign an agreement sending CIIT faculty to work on doctoral degrees at NDSU. The agreement was initiated by Samee U. Khan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NDSU. The partnership will initially focus on electrical engineering and computer engineering programs, with possible expansion in other areas including computer science and physics.
CIIT was established in 1999 in Islamabad and since has expanded rapidly growing from 350 students to more than 17,000 with seven campuses around Pakistan. The school has a similar professional linkage with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.