Vice Chancellor - Prof. Dr. Muhammad Idrees

Vice Chancellor's Message

University of Peshawar is one of the most established institutions in Pakistan. Being the biggest and oldest university of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it offers immense educational and research opportunities; and at the same time, faces daunting challenges. While we are aware of the extreme significance of education for the people of this province, we also keep a vigilant eye on the needs and requirements of the local and global markets. We try our best to address our social, academic, cultural, and economic problems in a befitting manner.

Our teaching faculty and researchers always remained proud of their excellence in teaching and high standards in research. They have been actively involved in training students since the establishment of this alma mater and this is a matter of pride for all of us. We are confident that they will take our beloved university further to the height of its success in the current highly competitive circumstances. We would love to provide to our teaching faculty and staff the very best available resources and do away with the existing economic constraints. We believe that our teaching faculty; our staff; and our students have the talent and the potential to play important role to change the socio-economic conditions of our community for the better.

Modern trends in the field of Science and Technology make new demands of universities. Higher education is not only about the sharing of knowledge anymore; it is also about the creation of knowledge and its application for the socio-economic uplift of community. A major aim of the application of knowledge should be the creation of job opportunities for people of the region. We have to strengthen our focus to gradually shift from being a consumer society to a producing society. We have to reach out to the community around us and think of ways to interact with them professionally. We also have to be aware of how to go along with the international community. We cannot perform effectively without collaboration with our professional and academic counterparts within the country and abroad. Let us make a firm resolve to strengthen this university further.