Founded in 1999, by Mr M.A Raoof, under the auspices of the Ibadat Education Trust. The University of Lahore was granted degree awarding status in 2002. It has created a name for itself in the field of higher education and is regarded as one of the premier private sector Universities of Pakistan with diverse disciplines ranging from Medicine and Engineering to the Arts and Social Sciences. Our strong emphasis on balanced progress and focus on human capital have allowed us to grow to a student body of about 14000 across four ‘purpose built’ campuses in Lahore and Islamabad with students studying in seven diverse faculties. The quality of facilities and research at the University has also garnered international recognition with the university placed among the top 550 Universities of the world by Top Universities Guide (www.topuniversities.com). The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has also elevated the University of Lahore to its highest “W” category of Universities reserved for those institutions that fulfill all criteria of an international quality University.
The University has strong linkages with the industry, which are of paramount importance for any Higher education institution.It enjoys excellent linkages with international Universities such as Cambridge University,UK, Xian Jiotang University China and Yeditepe University in Turkey. We also have a range of knowledge sharing and human resource development programs with major multinationals of Pakistan. Students at the University can expect excellent internship and skill development programs during the course of their education and upon completion of our new Student Center, the students will be able to take full advantage of job placement, support services and further career counseling. The University of Lahore has also invested in a number of Technology park projects such as Media Technology Park, The Creative Village – a premier facility for professional media content, An Agri Technology Park and a Bio Technology park which will definitely support the growth and progressive development of our students and the country’s economy as a whole.
The University of Lahore also plays strong emphasis on research as evident by the research grants available to various departments within the University and its investments into dedicated research projects and facilities such as CRIMM (Center for Research in Molecular Medicine) specializing in Cancer research. It continues to be at the forefront of research and continually strives to produce excellent graduates in areas of Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Language and Literature, Information Technology and through its Business School (Lahore Business School).
Here, at the University of Lahore, we recognize that the years spent in higher education are some of the most formative of an individual’s life and must be enriched by activities and experiences inside and outside the classroom. The University emphasizes healthy sports and co-curricular activities. With a vibrant culture of student societies and participation through debates and dramatics, the University fosters the growth of leadership and social skills. The students are also imbued with a sense of community service through the University’ insensitive disaster relief program: UOL Relief, where students voluntarily participate in providing aid and facilitation to disaster affected areas of Pakistan.
All undergraduate and graduate programs run at the UOL, are recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the government regulatory bodies in Pakistan. The University also has accreditation's for its Engineering, Pharmacy, Medical & Dental programs from Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pharmacy Council of Pakistan and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) respectively. Quality of academics and research is key to success at UOL. The Quality Enhancement Cell, QEC(established in May, 2010)further ensures quality in teaching and learning, as well as promoting applied research for all the Departments of the University.
The University welcomes International students from other countries for whom special seats are allocated in various programs of studies. In the recent years it has attracted students from Canada, Turkey, Palestine, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Uganda and Somalia etc.