National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) (Urdu: قومی جامعہ برائے سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی, romanized: Qaumī Jāmi'ā barā'e Sāins va Ṭaiknālōjī) is a multi-campus public research university having its main campus in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees. Founded in 1991, it was initially formed for the need of commissioned officers by combining engineering colleges and schools. Later, it was converted into a public research university with the main campus setup in Islamabad to promote science and technology in Pakistan.
Founded to provide quality technical education for rapid industrialization in Pakistan, NUST adopted an American university model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. It has since played a key role in the development of standardization in education of fields such as engineering, mathematics, and technology in Pakistan and is widely known for its innovation and academic strength, making it one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in Pakistan. The university is also home to an under-construction International Association of Science Parks (IASP) certified National Science and Technology Park. It was ranked #74 in Asian Universities by the QS World University Rankings.