The University of Peshawar, an educational institution of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was created as the first ever university after independence.
The University of Peshawar caters not only for the academic needs of Peshawar but also the whole province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
The qualified and trained faculty, student-friendly and supportive administration, modern curricula, conducive academic environment and excellent infrastructure are the hallmarks of the university.
It plays an active role in political, industrial and government leadership. The university aims to bring positive changes to society.
Founded in 1950, the University of Peshawar is one of the oldest universities in Pakistan and is widely regarded as the best in the country.
There are six academic faculties, as well as 40 postgraduate departments and eight research centres, which specialise in social, medical and natural sciences.
The residential campus is 10km northwest of Peshawar city centre on the main road leading towards the Pakistan-Afghan Border. It covers 1,050 acres, with a population of approximately 35,000.
As well as shops, a cafeteria, a market, a health centre and several banks, the campus is home to national organisations. These include the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, North Regional Laboratories, the Academy for Rural Development, the Pakistan Forest Research Institute and College, the University of Engineering and Technology, the Agricultural University, the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and the Khyber Teaching Hospital.