University of Health Sciences (Lahore)

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University of Health Sciences, Lahore
جامعہ طبی لاہور
UHS Lahore logo.jpg
Type Public
Established October 2, 2002
Chairman Muhammad Ishaq Dar
Chancellor Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood
Vice-Chancellor Maj. Gen (R) Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam
Undergraduates 35000
Postgraduates 4000
Location Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan Pakistan
Nickname UHS
Affiliations HEC, PMDC

University of Health Sciences Lahore (Urdu: جامعہ طبی لاہور‎) is a medical University Located at Lahore. It is internationally recognised student centered research university with a mission of improvement of Health Care delivery to the populace.

The university regulates and coordinates the activities of medical education, training & research institutions throughout the province of Punjab. It is also the provincial authority of Punjab which conducts Medical College Admission Test Pakistan (MCAT) every year.

University is placed #12 in Higher Education Commission of Pakistan's National University Ranking for 2012 in the field of medical and health sciences, and #18 in all universities of Pakistan.[1][2]

Courses offered[edit]

The university offers undergraduate[3] and postgraduate level courses in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, allied health sciences, bio-medical engineering and nursing.[4]


University of Health Sciences, Lahore

University of Health Sciences, Lahore was inaugurated by General Pervaiz Musharraf, former president of Pakistan on October 2, 2002.[5] At the University of Health Sciences:

  • Worldwide-recognized edges and disciplines are offered similar to that in the Europe and United States.
  • Degree awarded is well recognized by the HEC and PM&DC.

UHS was awarded “Best Educational Institute in Healthcare” by World Education Congress Asia.[citation needed]


UHS is research-intensive. Its ethos from its beginning has been to produce highly relevant research that solves real health problems and improve people’s quality of life.

Students of Sargodha Medical College with Vice Chancellor UHS

At present extensive on-campus research is going on in 183 areas including Asthma, Diabetes, Tuberculosis, Typhoid, Infertility, Environmental Pollution, various types of Cancer, Genetic Disorders, Consanguinity, DNA Analysis, Developmental Abnormalities, Metabolic Syndromes, Hepatitis B & C, Liver and Renal Disorders.[citation needed]

A high-tech Resource Lab and an Experimental Research Lab (Animal House) have been established for research purposes.[citation needed]


The UHS Library acts as resource center cum library. The latest editions of medical books are acquired to cater the information needs of students and faculty with access to HEC Digital Library with more than 23,000 online journals with full text/abstracts and 40,000 online books. A reference service is provided to UHS students especially using MEDLINE and MEDLAR databases.[6]

International collaboration[edit]

Within a short time of its formation, the University has developed collaboration with several International Institutes. Prominent among them are Duke University, University of Texas Houston, University of Pittsburgh, Center of Disease Control (CDC) Atlanta, University of Liverpool, University of Glasgow, University of Nottingham, University of Reim France and University of Muenster Germany.[7]


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