Founded in 1999 by Mr. M A Raoof, under the auspices of the Ibadat Educational Trust, the University of Lahore has created its name in the field of higher education and is regarded as one of the premier private sector general University in Pakistan with diverse disciplines ranging from Medicine & dentistry and Engineering to the Arts and Social Sciences. Our strong emphasis on balanced progress and focus on human capital has allowed us to grow to a student body of more than 22,000 across seven ‘purpose built’ campuses at Lahore, Islamabad and Sargodha, Gujrat with nine diverse Faculties.
The quality of teaching facility and research excellence has also granted international recognition placing the University amongst the first Pakistani University to be ranked in the prestigious QS Ranking, and in 2012 ranked among the top 6 Universities from Pakistan in QS Asia Ranking. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has also elevated the University of Lahore to its highest “W4” category of Universities reserved for those institutions that fulfill all criterions of an International Quality University.The University of Lahore has special focus on Professional and Technical Education as it is an instrument of growth & development of any country’s economy, therefore, the programs of Medical & Dentistry, Public Health, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Pharm-D and Nursing which are equipped with state of the Art Laboratories and are accredited by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pharmacy Council of Pakistan and Pakistan Nursing Council respectively.
Strong linkages with the industry are of paramount importance for any Higher education institution and The University of Lahore enjoys excellent links with international Universities. 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 with Student Services Center (SSC) in operation; students can take full advantage of job placement,career counseling and support services.
The University of Lahore has also invested in a number of Technology park projects such as the Media Technology Park: The Creative Village, a premier facility for professional media content, an Agri Technology park and a Bio Technology park which are central to the growth of a progressive development of our students and the country’s economy as a whole. The University of Lahore also pays 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.
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 under its Student Representative Office (SRO). 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 Universities extensive disaster relief Program: UOL Relief program where students voluntarily participate in providing aid and facilitation to disaster affected areas of Pakistan.
The University of Lahore enjoys excellent links and partnership in various areas of knowledge and resources sharing with some of the most prestigious Universities around the world in England, USA, Turkey, Iran, Northern Cyprus, Turkey, Thailand, Russia, Sudan, Iraq, etc.