Ziauddin University

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Ziauddin University
جامعہ ضیاء الدین
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 (Urdu: جامعہ ضیاء الدین‎, 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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