For over three decades, LUMS has nurtured visionary leaders and change makers who are equipped to anticipate and tackle the challenges of society. Our beautiful 100 acre campus is a place where extraordinary things happen: the brightest and most talented minds come together to engage in meaningful dialogue, question the ordinary and explore innovative solutions to real-life problems.
We believe in education without borders.
We are committed to actively seeking out and developing brilliant students - regardless of their financial and social circumstances. Our community comprises of people with diverse talents, interests, backgrounds and cultures. Our students are encouraged to pursue different academic disciplines and are empowered to seek their own answers. We prepare our scholars for a lifetime of learning, and equip them to lead reform in their respective industries, families and communities.
LUMS is Pakistan’s leading research intensive university, excelling in teaching and driven by a philosophy of 'Learning Without Borders'. LUMS provides an integrated curriculum uniting disciplines to focus on solving the grand challenges of South Asia and beyond.
LUMS aspires to achieve excellence and national and international leadership through unparalleled teaching and research, holistic undergraduate education, and civic engagement to serve the critical needs of society.
It seeks to accomplish this mission as a unified institution with cutting-edge research, a modern and rigorous curriculum and socially responsible outreach to the nation and region.
LUMS, a not-for-profit University, was established in 1985 as an institution that would provide rigorous academic and intellectual training and bring world-class education to students in Pakistan.
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LUMS adheres to merit as the sole criteria in its decision-making. This applies to all aspects of its operations, from selection of faculty and staff, to admission and evaluation of students.
We believe in the pursuit of knowledge and value the freedom to explore different disciplines without borders. We respect the right of our community members to express their ideas, and encourage freedom of thought.
We strive for excellence in all our activities; from the creation of new knowledge through scholarship and research to utilising our learnings for the benefit of society.
Integrity is the cornerstone of our philosophy and an integral part of all our interactions. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and inculcate a culture of ethical conduct, trust, respect, fairness, and develop the same commitment in our students to ensure that they are responsible global citizens with strong character.
We are committed to creating a positive and safe environment that thrives on freedom of thought. Our community members are encouraged to express unique point of views and engage in polite and respectful exchange of ideas and opinions.
Our diversity is our hallmark feature that enriches our community’s experience. This is evident in the variety of programmes, disciplines and the different viewpoints, ethnicities and minorities represented on campus. Our exchange programmes and multicultural platform enables our students to embrace diversity and develop a broader perspective on collaboration.
LUMS is a not-for-profit university that was incorporated in 1984 and was granted a charter by the Government of Pakistan the following year. The National Management Foundation (NMF) is the sponsoring body of the University, while the Board of Trustees is responsible for policymaking.
LUMS is a federally chartered university and is approved as a not-for-profit organisation under section 2(36) of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 in terms of provisions of Clause 63 of Part IV of Second Schedule to the Ordinance. Any individual or organisation making donations to LUMS is entitled to a tax credit under section 61 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001. Moreover, the University has been granted exemption from the levy of income tax under Section 159 of the Ordinance, thus, tax is not deductible on payments made to the University.
The National Management Foundation
The Board of Governors of the National Management Foundation (NMF) raise funds for the University’s operations and its infrastructure requirements. Consequently all University buildings and land are owned by the NMF.
Many members of the Board of Governors of the NMF are representatives of the business community and form a crucial link between LUMS and the business world.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees comprises of leading members of the business community, academia and representatives of the government. The principal functions of the Board are to set broad policy guidelines and to review the operations of the University.