National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

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Last Updated: September 27, 2011
Other Name: N/A
Location: Campuses in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Risalpur, and Karachi [1]
Subordinate To: Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Engineering Council
Size: ~8,000 students [2]
Facility Status: Active

The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) is a conglomerate of 16 schools and colleges located at 4 campuses established to provide instructional and research facilities for technologies central to industry and defence systems. [3]

Opportunities for students both during and after an NUST education reflect the NUST’s core mission. The NUST is actively involved in R&D for Pakistan’s defense sector. [4] The NUST also sustains industry-university linkages. [5] The NUST was also recently praised by Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gillani for its contributions to the Pakistan Army’s nation building efforts. [6] Additionally, in 2003, a committee chaired by Lt.-Gen M. Akram Khan identified the NUST as one of four prospective Pakistani universities for industry-university defense research collaboration. [7]

[1] “Campuses,” National University of Sciences and Technology, accessed 8 February 2011,
[2] 4 International Colleges and Universities, “National University of Sciences & Technology – Ranking and Review,” accessed 8 February 2011,
[3] S. Alam, “Science and Technology Institute to be Set Up,” Middle East Newsfile (Moneyclips), 19 August 1994 in LexisNexis Academic Universe,
[4] “National University of Sciences and Technology,” National University of Sciences and Technology, accessed 20 February 2011,
[5] “National University of Sciences and Technology,” National University of Sciences and Technology, accessed 20 February 2011,
[6] “Pakistan PM Says Army Playing Active Role in Nation Building,” The News (Islamabad), accessed 17 January 2010 in LexisNexis Academic Universe,
[7] “Varsities Likely to Carry Out Defence-Related Research,” Dawn (Karachi), 31 October 2003,

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