|University of Islamabad|
Motto in English
|'And he to whom wisdom is granted receiveth indeed a benefit overflowing'|
|Established||July 22, 1967|
|Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)|
|Chancellor||President of Pakistan|
|Provost||Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali|
|Colours||Blue and white|
Founded as the University of Islamabad in 1967, it was initially dedicated to the study of postgraduate education but expanded through the 1980s to an interdisciplinary university offering undergraduate and postgraduate education. The university has, as of 2015, grown into the largest varsity in Islamabad with a total enrollment exceeding 13,000 students. The university is on a 1700 acres (or 6.9 km²) campus on the foothills of the Margalla.
Divided into four faculties and nine affiliated research institutes, QAU is among Pakistan's largest and highest ranked public universities. In 2018, it is ranked between 551-560 in the world and top 133 in Asia by the QS World University Rankings while its regional publications ranked QAU among 120 in Asia in 2013. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked QAU between 401-500 globally and top 79 in Asia in its 2020 lists.
The university is nationally known for its research, technological advancement, and intellectual interaction with international institutes, including the United Nations, University of Tokyo and the ICTP. It is one of the most popular universities in the country and counts several public figures and intellectuals among its current and former faculty, researchers, or alumni since its establishment. They include Maleeha Lodhi, Nasim Zehra, Shamshad Akhtar, Suhail Zubairy, Farzana Aslam, Tasneem Zehra and Salma Zahid. The university is currently led by Professor Muhammad Ali.
The University of Islamabad was established on 22 July 1967 by the Government of Pakistan. It was renamed as Quaid-i-Azam University in honor of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan in 1976 - which was the year of his birth centenary. However, the spelling of the University's name were kept different i.e. "i" was used instead of "e" for Ez?fe that links the two words in Jinnah's title Quaid-e-Azam.
Quaid-i-Azam University has four different faculties and 38 departments, institutes, schools and centers.
Quaid-i-Azam University consists of four faculties. The following departments, institutes/schools work under these faculties:
For QS Top 10 Asian universities, QAU was ranked 6th in the natural science category in 2010. The university was overall ranked between 100-200 among the QS world top universities in 2007 and 2009. According to the latest 2019 ranking of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam University is ranked first in the general category. According to Times Higher Education Latest Rankings 2020, QAU is the only Pakistani University to be ranked among the world top 500 universities. As per rankings of OIC universities, QAU stood first in ranking among Muslim countries universities. More than 80% of the professors hold doctoral degrees and have overseas experience.
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (January 2018)
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