Maj Gen Changez Dil Khan, HI(M) (Retd)
Rector, Foundation University.
The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) is a project of Fauji Foundation established under a federal charter in October 2002. Our programmes are accredited by Higher Education Commission (HEC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). Our university has been rated in category ‘W4’ (the highest rating category) by the HEC, and is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certified by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service.
At FUI, we focus on excellence in teaching and learning, persistent quality enhancement, and encourage innovation and creativity. Following the SOPs devised by the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC), FUI is rapidly transforming into a research-based teaching institution. Our Graduate Research Centre and Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) have been revamped to monitor the assessment of students’ learning, evaluate existing programmes and carry out faculty assessment.
At FUI, special efforts are being made to develop collaborative provisions and linkages with other HEIs at national levels, especially FF industries. On the international front, FUI has signed an MOU with University of Bedfordshire (UOB), UK. The students of BSCS and BCSE shall complete their first three years of education at FUI, and the last year at UOB. The graduates will be eligible for grant of UOB (UK) degree, which is recognized by the accrediting bodies of UK and Pakistan.
The strength of FUI lies first in its highly qualified and experienced faculty, and secondly in its two purpose built campuses with state-of the-art academic blocks which have fully equipped labs, libraries, lecture halls, video conferencing facility, digital library, students’ hub, medical laboratories, museums, auditorium and seminar halls etc. Furthermore, the establishment of a Media House, an FM Channel and a Psychological Clinic is in progress and the unique Campus Management System is already up and running.
At FUI, we counsel and provide career guidance to our scholars along with substantial opportunities for participation in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to turn them into well rounded personalities.
I would like to assure the parents and our prospective students that their decision to join FUI will bear desired fruits in the times ahead. They will always find the University management, faculty and the administrative staff helpful in assisting and guiding them, during and after their stay at the campus. May ALLAH Almighty help and guide us all to achieve our mission.