Lahore University of Management Sciences

LUMS Fundraising Campaign for Abdus Salam Chair

January 11, 2012

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The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is proud to announce its campaign to create an Abdus Salam Chair at LUMS and encourages all to contribute to it generously to honour one of Pakistan’s greatest researchers and academics (you can donate here). Once funded, the Abdus Salam Chair will be a University-wide honour to be held by a Professor of international repute and distinction in any academic discipline who has already made major international contributions to his or her field of study.



The public launch of the fundraising campaign for the Abdus Salam Chair was announced by LUMS Vice Chancellor, Dr. Adil Najam, at the Annual Alumni and Donor Dinner 2012. In introducing the campaign the Vice Chancellor hoped that holding this Chair would be seen as a major achievement and distinction not only at LUMS but in Pakistan and internationally. In doing so, the University seeks to pay lasting tribute to Dr. Abdus Salam, an outstanding scientist and a great scholar who always believed in excellence.

LUMS is amongst the leading universities in South Asia, providing world-class educational opportunities to the talented students of Pakistan, in an environment of academic excellence, tolerance, research, diversity and freedom of thought. Currently, the Univeristy has more than 175 faculty spread in three Schools: the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), the School of Humanities, Social Science and Law (MGSHSS), and the School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE).

Born in Jhang in 1926, Dr. Abdus Salam was the first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Award (in Physics) and he is widely considered to be not only one of the great physicists of the last century but also a builder of research institutions – including the establishment of the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy, and also the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1979, for his theoretical unification of the two fundamental forces of nature. A year before his Nobel Prize, he was awarded the Royal Medal of the Royal Society of London. After completing his early education in Jhang and then in Lahore, Dr. Salam was awarded a full scholarship to Cambridge in 1946 and after completing his PhD in the field of theoretical physics in 1951, he returned to Pakistan to teach at Government College, Lahore. Dr. Salam also served as the Head of the Mathematics Department at University of the Punjab. Later, he returned to Europe and served at the Imperial College, London, which is where he completed his Nobel-winning work on electroweak unification of the electromagnetic and weak forces.

LUMS hopes that our alumni and supporters will help us in realizing the goal of establishing an Abdus Salam Chair and we look forward to your generous assistance in raising funds for this purpose. In the words of Dr. Salam, “Let us strive to provide equal opportunities to all… for the benefit of all mankind”.

Contribute now to make a difference!

How to Donate

Donations towards the Salam Chair can be made by any of the following:


Donate Online via Visa / MasterCard







Name of Donor*


Email Address*

Amount (PKR)*

Note: Fields marked with (*) are mandatory.


Donate Online via PayPal


Cheques/Bank Drafts

Cheques/Bank Drafts are to be made in favour of "Lahore University of Management Sciences" and sent to the address given below:

Mr. Hammad Akbar
Senior Oficer, Fundraising
LUMS Fundraising Office
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Sector U, Phase 2, DHA, Lahore Cantt. Pakistan

UAN#: +92-42-111 115 867
Ext #: 8181, 8180, 8183
Fax #: +92-42-3572 2591


Wire Transfer - Instructions

Direct transfer can be made to the LUMS US$ account:

Corresponding Bank

Pay to: Standard Chartered Bank, NEW YORK
Account number: 3582-059673-001
Swift Code: SCBLUS33

Beneficiary Bank

Swift Code: FAYSPKKA

Final Beneficiary

Account Number: 520216-415
Account Title: Lahore University of Management Sciences
Bank: Faysal Bank Limited, Lahore
Address: 4/5, Cavalry Ground Branch Lahore Cantt.
Branch Code: 334
Bank Telephone Number: +92-42-3665 5590

Donations by US residents

Information pertaining to Friends of LUMS-USA is given below, which can be used to transfer the funds by the interested donors while availing tax benefit. "Friends of LUMSUSA Association", is a tax-exempt entity registered in the United States under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, where donations can be deposited on behalf of LUMS.

Bank details are as under:

Title of Account: Friends of LUMS – USA Association

A/C #: 028-408542

Routing #: 121100782

Bank Name & Address: Bank of the West, Sunnyvale Office, 380 S Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-4286  800-488-2265.


Details pertaining to IRS Exemption of "Friends of LUMS –USA Association" are given below:

Employer Identification #: 03-0412310
DLN: 17053106023012
Foundation Status: Classification 509 (a) (1)
ID #: 31435

Details of Contact person of Association are as follows:

Contact Person: Joanna Laney
Address: Friends of LUMS-USA Association Vertical Systems, Inc 1392 N. Borregas Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Donations by Canadian residents

Bank details are as under:

Title of Account: Canadian Friends of LUMS
A/C #: 65862 00678 14
Routing #: 026002532
Swift Code: NOSCCATT
Bank Name & Address: Scotiabank, 7700 Bathurst St, Unit 19, Thornhill, ON, L4J 7Y3, Canada

Charity details are as follows:

Charity Name: Canadian Friends of LUMS
Registered Number: 8269 4365 RR0001

Note: If your organization offers a Matching Fund Program, please inform us so that we can pursue them to match your donation.