Foundation University, Islamabad
|Foundation University, Islamabad|
|Chancellor||Lt Gen Asif Yasin Malik (Retd)|
Foundation University, Islamabad (or FUI) is a university in Pakistan which was granted its charter in 2002. It is a federal state university with its headquarters in Islamabad; its three institutions are located in Rawalpindi. The institutions include Foundation University Institute of Engineering and Management Sciences (FUIEMS), Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) and Foundation University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (FUCLAS). It is run by the Fauji Foundation, the foundation for ex-service army personnel in Pakistan.
FUI has been established as a private sector university, sponsored by the Fauji Foundation which is the largest welfare organization in the country. FUI was granted its charter by the Federal Government vide Ordinance No. LXXXVIII of 2002.
In a university category list issued by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2005, Foundation University was placed in the "A" category, along with other top ranking universities of Pakistan such as LUMS, NUST. According to the latest ranking (2013) of HEC, Foundation University has been placed in the highest W-4 category.
Foundation University Institute of Engineering and Management Science 
The institute was established in December 1998 to provide an education conforming to international standards. Following the grant of charter (FUIEMS), became a Constituent Institute of Foundation University in October 2002. FUIEMS has two faculties: Faculty of Engineering and IT and Faculty of Management Sciences. Institute programs are accredited by PEC and HEC.FUIEMS has also been awarded the “License of Professional Engineering Body” by PEC.
The institute offers programs in Engineering, Computer and Management Sciences from Bachelor to Doctoral levels. Curricula of the management and engineering programs are as recommended by HEC and PEC respectively.
The institute is headed by Professor Dr. Aftab, known for his contributions in the Computer Science departments of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) Topi, FAST Islamabad Campus (as founder) and LUMS.
The institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degrees.
Undergraduate programs 
- Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Engineering
- Bachelor of Business Administration
Postgraduate programs 
- Master of Science in Computer Science
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Business Administration (Executive)
M.Phil and Ph.D programs 
- Master of Philosophy
- Doctorate of Philosophy
Foundation University Medical College 
The Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) was established in 2000. The Medical College is recognized by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC). The College has 21 departments of which 7 pertain to basic sciences and 14 to clinical sciences. FUMC has a permanent faculty of 118 and visiting/honorarium faculty of 23. The college takes in 150 students per year. The college presently has 571 students. Four batches of MBBS comprising 384 students have graduated through 2009.
The Academic Wing has two divisions, viz., Basic Medical Sciences Division and Clinical Sciences Division respectively. The college is housed in a complex of its own with boys and girls hostels located within the same premises.
Introduction of internationally accepted problem based learning methodology 
FUMC has introduced an internationally accepted Integrated Curriculum from 2009 in place of a discipline based curriculum on the instructions of PM & DC. World bodies endorsing this integrated curriculum include the General Professional Education for Physicians, the Canadian Medical Council, the World Federation for Medical Education and the General Medical Council (UK).
FUMC is the fourth institution after Aga Khan University, Shifa Medical College and Army Medical College to introduce this teaching methodology in Pakistan.
Collaborations and memberships 
The University of Yamanashi Faculty of Medicine (Japan), signed an academic agreement with FUMC for research collaboration, faculty development and student exchange in 2005.
The college is listed in the International Medical Education Directory and is a member of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authority. The college has been included in the World Directory of Medical Schools by WHO, making its students eligible to appear in the United States Medical Licensing Examination and the United Kingdom Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board.
Foundation University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 
Foundation University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is a constituent faculty of Foundation University. Before becoming part of the university it was a Teacher Training Institute, focusing on providing training to in-service teachers.
FUCLAS was established as Teachers Training Institute in 1990. In April 2000 it was elevated to College of Education to run Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) programs. It became part of Foundation University in 2002. It was later upgraded and renamed, as Foundation University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offering post graduate courses.
It attracts students to study undergraduate and graduate courses in social sciences. The college promotes research and offers M.Phils and Ph.Ds.
The faculty of FUCLAS consists of the following academic departments:
- Department of Education
- Department of English
- Department of Research and Development: Academic & Professional Development of Faculty, Consultancy, Training and Counseling
- Department of Undergraduate Studies