Ziauddin University

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Ziauddin University
Ziauddin Medical University (College) Seal.gif
Type Private
Established 1995 (1995)
Chancellor Dr. Asim Hussain
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Pirzada Qasim
Registrar Muhammad Yousaf
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Campus Urban
Colours Red and White        
Nickname ZU
Affiliations HEC, PMDC
Website www.zu.edu.pk

The Ziauddin University (abbreviated as ZU), is a private research university located in the North Nazimabad suburb of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1] The university is honored and named after the renowned educationist, Ziauddin Ahmad.[2]

Founded in 1995 by the Ziauddin Group who also managed its research and financial funding, it is one of the premium institutions of higher learning in medical and biological sciences.[3] With a strong emphasis on medical, health, and biomedical engineering, the university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral programmes. Due to its health research, it consistently maintained its high-ranking position and currently placed as one of the top institution in "medical category" by the HEC.[4] In addition, its faculty and the university itself has taken initiatives to improve the health care system of Pakistan.[3]

The university's official mission seek to commit to have a futuristic approach in imparting knowledge, skills and service rendered with the highest sense of moral uprightness and social responsibility to the nation, region and the world at large.[5]


The establishment of the medical college fulfilled a dream of Sir Ziauddin Ahmed (1877–1947) who had hoped to start a medical college at Aligarh Muslim University.[6]

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  1. ^ Google maps inc. "Location and address of the Ziauddin University". Google maps inc. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Biography of its benefactor: Ziauddin Ahmad". Biography of its benefactor: Ziauddin Ahmad. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Ziauddin University Press. "History". Ziauddin University Press. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  4. ^ HEC. "HEC Institutions rankings". Govt. Pakistan. Higher Education Commission. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mission of ZU". Mission of ZU. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  6. ^ About Sir Ziauddin Ahmed

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