The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (acronym CIIT), also known as COMSATS University of Science & Technology(acronym CUST), is a public (Semi-Government) research university, under Federal Government, with multiple campuses throughout the country.CIIT is Pakistan’s first exclusive institute of Information Technology. Its primary campus is located in urban area of Islamabad,
The university is co-educational, established in 1998, was awarded Charter by the Government of Pakistan in 2000 with the joint government and inter-governmental Comsats efforts, the university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies programmes in various academic disciplines. Since its establishment, the university has attracted influential scientists and scholars as researchers and faculty members.The CIIT is one of the most premier institution of higher learning with a strong emphasis on social and natural sciences. Also, it is listed in among one of the top institution of higher learning in computer sciences by the HEC, as of 2013.The university is also a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.