The University of Lahore (UOL) is one of the largest universities in Pakistan, and was officially granted full degree status in 2002. Today, UOL has seven campuses in total; three in Lahore, two in Islamabad and one in Sargodha, Pakpattan and Gujrat. It also continuously ranks high in the league tables among Pakistan universities.On top of its seven campuses, it has 11 academic faculties, 35 academic departments, 3 technology parks, and 2 research centres.Subjects offered to students include medicine, engineering, arts and social sciences, and all are recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan. Where appropriate, courses are also accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pakistan Bar Council, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, and the Pakistan Nursing Council, alongside many others. The university boasts an impressive number of libraries which allow students to utilise books, journals and an extensive selection of digital media. University students also have access to an e-library, mini laboratories, as well as international online libraries and journals.
UOL also publishes scientific journals including the Pakistan Journal of Molecular Medicine; a quarterly journal which covers disciplines of biochemistry, biotechnology, environmental sciences, forensic science, medicine, and many more, and the Journal Of Media, Business & Social Sciences; a specified, peer-reviewed and professional journal that is published bi-annually in print and electronic forms.In an effort to become sustainable UOL has invested in solar powered generation plants and bio-gas plants, to provide green energy. This has resulted in the university being well-regarded for its environmental credentials among other institutions in Pakistan.
The university makes an effort to offer multiple services to students once they have graduated, such as: library access, sports facilities, discount on different outlets and short courses to further their skills. Moreover, trips, annual dinners, professional networking, lectures and conferences occur annually.