NUR International University (NIU) – Recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Chartered by the Government of Punjab launched its first Academic Program at a ceremony. NUR International University is the latest endeavor of Mrs. Shahima Rehman – Chairperson NUR Foundation which is based on the vision of providing high quality education.
The Mission of NUR International University is to provide a holistic education experience that promotes multidisciplinary studies, incorporating values and ethics and international best practices. The aim is to promote critical thinking amongst the students to equip them to understand and face the challenges of knowledge economy. In the world today where knowledge is the most valuable resource a comprehensive and objective worldview is required to enable students to become leaders in the global village.
The first program being introduced by NUR International University is BSc. Clinical Nutrition (Hons) part of the School of Life & Applied Sciences which combines the basic core of Nutrition but includes additional courses and will be recognized by HEC in Pakistan and globally accepted.
The first batch of students who will graduate in the year 2019 were part of the orientation ceremony which introduced them to NUR International University, its vision and the expectations from the students by the institution.
The ceremony began with the recitation of the Holy Quran, Presentation on NUR International University by Ehsan Gulsher – Academic Coordinator NIU & NUR Center for Research & Policy by Dr. Roomi Aziz – Director Program NCRP followed by addresses from Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi – Chairman, Board of Governors, NUR International University, Prof. Jamshed Nasir – Principal, FMH College Medicine & Dentistry and Ms. Shazia Zahra – Head of Programme, Clinical Nutrition, NIU; the ceremony ended with a vote of thanks and welcoming the first batch of students to NIU.
NIU will launch two more schools i.e. School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Management in the fall of 2016 making several quality undergraduate programs available to future students.
In the future, NIU sees itself as a center of excellence providing education which not only makes its students good professionals but also good human beings with sound moral and ethical values to take this nation forward..