ISLAMABAD: Professor Dr. Zia-Ul-Qayyum, Vice
Chancellor, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has been elected as First
President of COMSTECH Inter-Islamic Network on Virtual Universities
The CINVU is a forum of 57 Islamic countries Open and Distance Learning
or Virtual Learning Universities Network.
It was established in 2011 as an autonomous, non-political, non-profit
organization with an international approach, working with the support of
The aim of CINVU is to support programs aiming at developing
educational and research networks based on information and
communication technologies among the member countries of
the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The election of the President took place at the Second General Assembly of
CINVU held in Tehran, with eight Executive Board members.
The Vice Chancellors/Rectors/Presidents of Islamic World Universities of
Open and Distance Learning/Virtual Learning attended the General
Assembly where they unanimously elected Prof. Zia-Ul-Qayyum as
CINVU’s first President.