The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), a project of Fauji Foundation, was established under a Federal Charter in October 2002. The University has been rated as category 'W4' (the highest rating category) by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. The academic programmes of Foundation University Islamabad are duly accredited by Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC), National Technology Council (NTC) and Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC).
At FUI, special efforts are made to develop collaborators and linkages with other HEIs at national as well as international levels and to link the University with local community and corporate sector, especially Fauji Foundation industries. FUI has signed number of MoUs with different local and foreign Universities & industries and is regularly pursuing these deeds in order to establish a vibrant mutual collaboration for the benefit of students, research scholars and faculty.
FUI has an MOU with University of Bedfordshire (UOB), UK, under which a 3+1 Transnational Education program has been materialized for the students of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (BSSE), Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology, who shall complete their first three years of education at FUI and the last year at UOB. The graduates will be eligible for a grant of UOB (UK) recognized degree, duly approved by the accrediting bodies of both UK and Pakistan.
The strength of FUI lies in its highly qualified and experienced faculty and well designed academic programs, supported by state-of-the-art academic facilities such as fully equipped labs, libraries, lecture halls, video conferencing facility, digital library, medical laboratories, auditorium and seminar halls etc. FUI has also established a Media House, an FM Channel 101.8 and a Psychology Clinic.
At present, more than six thousand students are studying in the University for whom, counselling and career guidance is available along with substantial opportunities for participation in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, to turn them into well rounded personalities. Additionally, the University strongly emphasizes on character building and instilling ethical values in students. FUI also provides Financial Assistance in the form of scholarships to deserving, underprivileged but outstanding students. University has a well established Alumni Association which provides a platform to the graduating students to interact, inspire and benefit from the Alumni of the University.
FURC is providing education in Engineering, IT, Management Sciences and Social Sciences from bachelors to doctoral level. The campus consists of state-of-the-art academic blocks having modern classrooms, IT labs, conference rooms, engineering laboratories, video conferencing facility, well resourced library, art studio and faculty and management offices. Furthermore, a Media House, an FM Channel 101.8 and a Psychology Clinic have also been established at FURC, in order to provide hands on experiences to the students. Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology of FURC is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), whereas, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences has acquired the membership of Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT) and International Association for Media and Communication (IAMCR).
The Foundation University Islamabad Campus (FUIC) consists of the University Secretariat, Foundation University Medical College (FUMC), Foundation University College of Dentistry & Hospital (FUCD&H), Foundation University Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (FUIRS), Foundation University College of Nursing (FUCN) and Fauji Foundation Hospital (FFH) which is a teaching hospital for FUMC, FUCN and FUIRS.
The Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) was established in the year 2000. The intake of the College is 150 students per year. FUMC is recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) for FCPS Part II training. The College is housed in a modern complex of its own, with hostels for boys and girls, located within the same premises. The College is listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and is a member of International Association of Medical Regulatory Authority (IAMRA) and Visiting Students Learning Opportunities (VSLO).
Fauji Foundation School of Nursing established in 1979 has now been upgraded to Foundation University College of Nursing (FUCN) as a constituent college of the Foundation University since 2019. The FUCN is committed to establish high standards for nursing education in Pakistan. FUCN is recognized by Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) and authorized to induct 50 students per semester in its Bachelors of Science (BS) Nursing Program.
The University has launched Doctor of Physical Therapy programme since 2014 at FUIRS, which is another important milestone achieved by the Islamabad Campus of FUI. The duration of programme is 5 years, with an intake of 50 students per semester. FUIRS is in the process of acquiring membership of World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT).
The FUCD&H is providing dental education of international standards in Pakistan since 2016, with a student intake of 50 per year. The College is equipped with high quality dental equipment, teaching aids, modern labs, well-resourced lecture halls and qualified Dentists, to provide dental care to the general public and beneficiaries of Fauji Foundation. The college is a member of International Association of Medical Regulatory Authority (IAMRA).
FUSC has been established in 2019, with an objective to provide quality and most relevant degree programs in the areas of Business, Information and Engineering Technologies, and also to launch technical courses to meet the industrial need for skilled manpower. The campus shall also provide opportunities to the skilled certificate and diploma holder workforce for their vertical mobility and career progression to acquire higher education. FUSC is providing Bachelors level education in Engineering, IT and Management Sciences. The Campus is equipped with modern classrooms, IT lab, conference room, engineering laboratory, well resourced library, seminar hall, faculty work stations and management offices.
The Fauji Foundation Hospital is 850 bedded teaching hospital of FUIC, which is a flagship welfare project of Fauji Foundation with an annual budget of about Rs. 2.4 billion. The FF Hospital, Rawalpindi is equipped with world class facilities, top of the line doctors, well equipped test labs and can be compared with any hospital of international repute in Pakistan.