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National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Islamabad

Location

NUST Main Campus, Islamabad Pakistan

Ranking

# 353QS World University Rankings

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28Undergraduate programs

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97Postgraduate programs

About National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Islamabad

The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) established in 1991 stands as a beacon of academic excellence in the region, attracting international students with its globally recognized programs, world-class faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities. Being a 4th generation Entrepreneurial and Sustainability-aligned university, NUST commands high prestige across borders and is consistently named among the top institutions of Southern Asia. With an acceptance rate rivaling the Ivy League universities, NUST is informally dubbed by locals as the Harvard of Pakistan. 

Known for its diverse and vibrant community, NUST offers a transformative experience to its students from 33 different countries. NUST focuses on providing an internationally diverse learning environment and offers on-campus services to enhance the exposure of students, faculty, and staff members. 

The university’s foundations are firmly entrenched in the spirit of lifelong learning and enquiry, critical thinking, and an urge to serve humanity. NUST boasts a vibrant campus life with 40+ student-led Clubs and Societies, encouraging students to showcase and refine their literary, creative, and artistic abilities alongside like-minded peers.

NUST's faculty, the majority with PhD degrees from esteemed global universities, imbue the learning experience with a multicultural essence, as demonstrated by the success of alumni scattered worldwide. The university actively engages in international academic collaborations, currently partnering with 250+ institutions and research organizations across 50+ countries.

The university consistently ranks among the best globally, with several subjects in the top 200 in various university rankings. The quality of education is evidenced by the employer satisfaction survey putting NUST in top 100 universities of the world. NUST provides an ideal environment for international students seeking quality education, cross-cultural interactions, and a pathway to successful futures. 

Aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and guided by its vision, NUST creates a measurable impact on the society at large and is recognized as the top institution in the country for sustainability-aware operations and initiatives. With its strong emphasis on community-focused learning, NUST shapes morally conscientious, socially responsible, and ethically sensitive citizens. 

Being entrepreneurial in character, NUST is home to a Technology Incubation Centre, Intellectual Property Office, Technology Transfers office, University-based Think Tank, and the National Science & Technology Park (NSTP), which knits together tenants (high-tech SMEs, start-ups, R&D centers, innovation hubs of large national and multinational businesses) to fuel innovation and churn out new technologies and new products for local and international markets.

NUST provides its students with one of the best campus experiences, including on-campus accommodation, messing, in and outdoor sports facilities, 24/7 medical and counseling center, emergency services, etc. 

A vast Sports Complex offers state-of-the-art sports and recreation activities to NUST community, gymnasia, bowling alley, indoor tennis and badminton courts. The campus is full of soccer fields, basketball courts, cricket grounds, a skating rink, a rock climbing wall, swimming pools, and saddle clubs, among others.

Islamabad is an ancient city with an intriguing modern edge. Situated at the foot of the Himalayas, Islamabad is lush green with temperate weather. Just 30 kilometres away lie the ruins of the ancient settlement of Taxila, with an academic history going back 2500 years, it is Pakistan’s top tourist destination. 

NUST is committed to being a university that stimulates intellectual curiosity, behavioral progression, and environmental stewardship. We nurture future leaders, job creators, and lifelong learners, with the ability to foster partnerships, and intercultural competence to impact their communities and beyond. Through adherence to our core values, we create an ecosystem that promotes research, innovation, and productivity.

About National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Islamabad

The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) established in 1991 stands as a beacon of academic excellence in the region, attracting international students with its globally recognized programs, world-class faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities. Being a 4th generation Entrepreneurial and Sustainability-aligned university, NUST commands high prestige across borders and is consistently named among the top institutions of Southern Asia. With an acceptance rate rivaling the Ivy League universities, NUST is informally dubbed by locals as the Harvard of Pakistan. 

Known for its diverse and vibrant community, NUST offers a transformative experience to its students from 33 different countries. NUST focuses on providing an internationally diverse learning environment and offers on-campus services to enhance the exposure of students, faculty, and staff members. 

The university’s foundations are firmly entrenched in the spirit of lifelong learning and enquiry, critical thinking, and an urge to serve humanity. NUST boasts a vibrant campus life with 40+ student-led Clubs and Societies, encouraging students to showcase and refine their literary, creative, and artistic abilities alongside like-minded peers.

NUST's faculty, the majority with PhD degrees from esteemed global universities, imbue the learning experience with a multicultural essence, as demonstrated by the success of alumni scattered worldwide. The university actively engages in international academic collaborations, currently partnering with 250+ institutions and research organizations across 50+ countries.

The university consistently ranks among the best globally, with several subjects in the top 200 in various university rankings. The quality of education is evidenced by the employer satisfaction survey putting NUST in top 100 universities of the world. NUST provides an ideal environment for international students seeking quality education, cross-cultural interactions, and a pathway to successful futures. 

Aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and guided by its vision, NUST creates a measurable impact on the society at large and is recognized as the top institution in the country for sustainability-aware operations and initiatives. With its strong emphasis on community-focused learning, NUST shapes morally conscientious, socially responsible, and ethically sensitive citizens. 

Being entrepreneurial in character, NUST is home to a Technology Incubation Centre, Intellectual Property Office, Technology Transfers office, University-based Think Tank, and the National Science & Technology Park (NSTP), which knits together tenants (high-tech SMEs, start-ups, R&D centers, innovation hubs of large national and multinational businesses) to fuel innovation and churn out new technologies and new products for local and international markets.

NUST provides its students with one of the best campus experiences, including on-campus accommodation, messing, in and outdoor sports facilities, 24/7 medical and counseling center, emergency services, etc. 

A vast Sports Complex offers state-of-the-art sports and recreation activities to NUST community, gymnasia, bowling alley, indoor tennis and badminton courts. The campus is full of soccer fields, basketball courts, cricket grounds, a skating rink, a rock climbing wall, swimming pools, and saddle clubs, among others.

Islamabad is an ancient city with an intriguing modern edge. Situated at the foot of the Himalayas, Islamabad is lush green with temperate weather. Just 30 kilometres away lie the ruins of the ancient settlement of Taxila, with an academic history going back 2500 years, it is Pakistan’s top tourist destination. 

NUST is committed to being a university that stimulates intellectual curiosity, behavioral progression, and environmental stewardship. We nurture future leaders, job creators, and lifelong learners, with the ability to foster partnerships, and intercultural competence to impact their communities and beyond. Through adherence to our core values, we create an ecosystem that promotes research, innovation, and productivity.

Available programs

Disciplines offered include Engineering; IT & Computing,  Medical Sciences,   Business & Management Sciences,  Architecture & Industrial Design, Law Studies,  Social Sciences & Humanities,  Natural Sciences, and Biotechnology. All Engineering programmes at NUST are accredited under the Washington Accord, the Medicine program is accredited by WFME, and the Business School is undergoing AACSB accreditation. 

The university consistently ranks among the best globally, with several subjects in the top 200 in various university rankings. The quality of education is evidenced by the employer satisfaction survey putting NUST in top 100 universities of the world. NUST provides an ideal environment for international students seeking quality education, cross-cultural interactions, and a pathway to successful futures. 

Being entrepreneurial in character, NUST is home to a Technology Incubation Centre, Intellectual Property Office, Technology Transfers office, University-based Think Tank, and the National Science & Technology Park (NSTP), which knits together tenants (high-tech SMEs, start-ups, R&D centers, innovation hubs of large national and multinational businesses) to fuel innovation and churn out new technologies and new products for local and international markets.

NUST is a new-age university defining new frontiers in teaching and research. The programs are distinctive for their high-quality research orientation. Notwithstanding the significance of undergraduate courses, there is an ever-growing emphasis on postgraduate studies and research output. Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship are embedded as core values in all scholastic activities. 

By aligning the R&D with the UN SDGs, NUST has become one of the very few completely SDGs-engaged universities in the region. By focusing on the needs of industry and society, NUST graduates provide indigenous solutions with discernible socioeconomic impact. NUST has more than 400 labs across its campuses, with 34 key labs.

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Rankings & ratings

National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Islamabad is one of the top universities in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is ranked #353 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #401- 450
  • 2014
    #481-490
  • 2015
    #481-490
  • 2016
    #501-550
  • 2017
    #501-550
  • 2018
    #431-440
  • 2019
    #=417
  • 2020
    #400
  • 2021
    #355
  • 2022
    #=358
  • 2023
    #334
  • 2024
    #367
  • 2025
    #353

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