The University of Lahore was established in 1999 with a vision to build a world class prestigious Institution offering innovative and high quality education, unique learning environment, state of the art facilities and infrastructure. The University was granted degree awarding status by Government of the Punjab in 2002. Since its inception as a Chartered University, dedicated efforts of the Board of Governors, Ibadat Educational Trust, teaching faculty and University management brought it to the level of an internationally recognized university in Pakistan. The university is amongst the first Pakistani University to be ranked in the QS Ranking, and in 2012 ranked among the top 6 universities from Pakistan in QS Asia Ranking. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognizes the University of Lahore as its highest “W4” category of universities reserved only for those institutions that fulfill all criterion of an International Quality University. Moreover, Regulatory Bodies of the Government of Pakistan such as Medical and Dental Council, Pakistan Engineering Council, Pakistan Nursing Council and Pharmacy Council of Pakistan have accredited its professional programmes.
I firmly believe that the role of universities in the twenty first-century in Pakistan must respond to phenomenal changes unleashed by rapid advancement in science and technology for the economic development of the country as well as the challenge posed by globalization. We are already visualizing about the future of higher education in the next millennium and making efforts for this purpose. I am confident that our University will acquire this prime objective with professional competence, commitment and dedication of management and highly qualified teaching faculty.