National University of Sciences and Technology, or NUST, is a public university that was founded by the government of Pakistan in 1981 to train members of the Pakistani Armed Forces after merging established military institutes and colleges. It was chartered in 1993. NUST is a multi-school university with its headquarters initially located in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. In 2008, the headquarters were shifted to the newly constructed campus in Islamabad. Other campuses are situated in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Risalpur.
The university is co-educational, established to promote higher scientific education in the country especially in the field of sciences and technology. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees leading to Ph.D in the fields of engineering, information technology, medical sciences, and management sciences. NUST is affiliated with Pakistan Engineering Council and Higher Education Commission Pakistan. In 2012, NUST was ranked as 401-450th best University in the world by THES World University Rankings. It is also ranked 108th in Asian universities rankings.
Sector H-12 Campus:
The campus in Sector H-12 Islamabad was initiated in 2008. Besides NUST Headquarters, the schools and institutes that were relocated to this campus include School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Chemical and Materials Engineering (SCME), Research Center for Modeling and Simulation (RCMS), Center for Advanced Mathematics and Physics (CAMP), NUST Center of Virology and Immunology, NUST Business School (NBS), Professional Development Center (PDC), Technology Incubation Center, Marketing and Industrial Relations Organization, NUST Publishing, and NUST Outreach and Talent Hunt Initiative.
The campus is spread over 707 acres (2.86 km2) of land. Sports facilities such as cricket stadium, hockey stadium, gymnasium, swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts, athletics stadium and volleyball ground are under construction.
|University Address:||National University of Sciences and Technology. NUST Campus, H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.|