t is indeed a privilege to lead Pakistan’s most vibrant institution, which shines as a beacon of excellence on the horizon of higher education. From a modest beginning with military engineering colleges, NUST has gained towering stature, both at the national level as well as internationally, addressing the needs of a fast-changing world. The University main campus continues to expand, both academically and in terms of the physical environment, whereas, our commitment to scientific leadership continues to grow unabated. Over the years, NUST has developed a knowledge ecosystem which inspires entrepreneurship and stimulates high-impact research. It is now recognized internationally as a research-led, socially-engaged university, distinguished by its multi-disciplinary programmes and focus on emerging technologies. We have research collaboration with 109 universities worldwide, with 175 faculty members and 76 students studying in foreign universities.
NUST is poised to play a leading role to propel the country into the knowledge-driven economy, thus improving the lives of masses and contributing towards the betterment of society, through need-based innovations, nurturing versatile and creative young minds who have the will and enthusiasm to make a difference and stride confidently into the future as society’s torchbearers. The University’s future roadmap will be aligned so as to spearhead national efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and Vision 2025 of the Government. The manifestation of this Vision is imbibed in our plans to establish Pakistan’s first Science and Technology Park, aimed at transiting the country towards the high-tech export-oriented economy. God willing, I foresee NUST attaining these sublime objectives by synergizing its strengths in pursuit of its defined vision. On behalf of my staff and faculty, I invite you to join this elite hub of academic excellence, which provides an ideal environment for exploring new frontiers and incubation of innovative ideas