National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences

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National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences logo.png
Former names
FAST Institute of Computer Science
Motto
الذی علم بالقلم۔ علم الانسان ما لم يعلم۔
Motto in English
Who has taught by the pen, has taught man that which he knew not.
Type public
Established 2000 (2000)
Parent institution
Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology
Chancellor Wasim Sajjad[1]
President Wasim Sajjad[2]
Rector Dr. Muhammad Ayub Alvi
Dean Dr. Muhammad Ayub Alvi
Students ~11,000[3]
Location ,
Campus Chiniot, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar
Colours Bleu de France, amber        
Nickname FAST–NU
NUCES
FAST
FAST-NUCES
NU
Affiliations HEC, PEC,
Website www.nu.edu.pk

The National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (Initials: NUCES) (Urdu: نیشنل یونیورسٹی آف کمپیوٹر اینڈ ایمرجنگ سائنسزSindhi: نيشنل يونيورسٽي آف ڪمپيوٽر اينڊ امرجنگ سائنسز‎), also commonly known as FAST, is a private university in Pakistan.[4][5] It has five campuses based in different cities and was the first multi-campus university in Pakistan.[6]

It is consistently ranked among the leading institutions of higher education in the country and top in computer sciences and information technology by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in 2010.[7] Its Engineering programs have been accredited with Pakistan Engineering Council.[8]

History

The Foundation of Advancement of Science and Technology was founded and established by Bank of Credit and Commerce International financier Hasan Abidi which provided a large financial capital for the university to promote research in computer sciences and emerging technologies in 1980. It established National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences in 2000.

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Officers of the University". Official Website. NUCES.
  2. ^ "Officers of the University". Official Website. NUCES.
  3. ^ "About FAST & NU". Official Website. NUCES. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  4. ^ Headquarters and introduction. "Headquarters and introduction". Headquarters and introduction. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  5. ^ Google maps. "Address and location of National University of Computer and Emerges Sciences". Google maps. Google maps. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  6. ^ "NU Karachi Campus". NU Karachi Campus. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  7. ^ "HEC Listings". Govt Pakistan. Higher Education Commission. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  8. ^ http://www.pec.org.pk/schedule_first.aspx

External links

  • Official website
  • Karachi Campus
  • Islamabad Campus
  • Lahore Campus
  • Peshawar Campus
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