On May 29th , 2010 the Prime Minister of Pakistan, visited swat and announced the establishment of university of swat. The university came into formal existence at dated 07/07/2010 by the Honorable Governor. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr.Awais Ahmad Ghani with the prior approval of the President of Pakistan. Its first Vice Chancellor Dr. Muhammad Farooq Khan (Shaheed) was appointed on 23/08/2010. The Higher Education Department (HED) handed over two buildings to the university located at saidu sharif swat. Land Acquisition for the University’s own campus has been initiated and shall be sorted out soon.
Swat is one of the most gorgeous and historical valleys in Pakistan. It is lush green and fertile, because of its lofty mountains that catch the monsoon and cyclonic rainfall. Its natural beauty and hospitality of its people, it is aptly known as “paradise on earth”. Culturally, the valley is rich in Ghandhara Civilization and archeological sites where monuments are located. Local arts and crafts are also famous which has made the valley a popular spot for attracting the tourists form in and abroad. Especially, in the summer season, tourism reaches to the peak in the valley generating sufficient revenues for the business community.