University of Health Sciences UHS Lahore
University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore is a vibrant, internationally recognized, student-centered, research university with more than 80 colleges and institutes affiliated and about 35,000 undergraduate and 3,800 postgraduate students registered with it. It has been declared as “No.1” public sector medical university and 8th Best among all the Higher Education Institutions of Pakistan in Higher Education Commission Ranking 2012.
The University was established with the promulgation of UHS Ordinance on September 15, 2002. Its campus was inaugurated on October 02, 2002. Prof. M.H. Mubbashar was the first Vice chancellor of the university. Currently, Professor Dr. I.A.Naveed is holding the charge of Vice Chancellor and the Chairman Admission Board for Medical & Dental Institutions of the Punjab.
UHS was the first dedicated health sciences’ university established in the province with a vision to bring qualitative and quantitative revolution in medical education and research through evolution.
The University is focused on delivering high-quality instruction in Basic Medical Sciences, revitalizing the neglected fields of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, pioneering courses in Bio- Medical Engineering, Medical Education, Human Genetics and Behavioural Sciences, and fostering indigenous research activities. High level of theoretical and practical training of postgraduate students is organized according to the requirement of international standards of education and healthcare but with sufficient academic independence.
The University offers M.Phil and Ph.D programmes in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Haematology, Forensic Medicine, Behavioural Sciences and Human Genetics. It has launched, for the first time in Pakistan, Master’s degree programmes in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology and Bio-Medical Engineering.
UHS is research-intensive. Its ethos from its beginning has been to produce highly relevant research that solves real health problems and improve people’s quality of life. An extensive on-campus research is going on in more than 200 different areas including various diseases such as asthma, diabetes, tuberculosis, typhoid, infertility, environmental pollution, various types of cancer, genetic disorders, consanguinity, developmental abnormalities, metabolic syndromes, hepatitis B & C, and liver and renal disorders. University has high-tech labs equipped with most modern equipment. To encourage research at undergraduate level, the university has introduced a Research Award Scheme. Under this scheme those brilliant students are awarded cash prizes who carry-out various research projects in their colleges.
The university is known internationally for its high- security, high- fidelity, reliable and transparent examination system. UHS is a member of International Database for Enhanced Assessment and Learning (IDEAL) Consortium and shares its question bank with UK, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa.
The University is recognized by World Health Organization (WHO), General Medical & Dental Councils of United Kingdom, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. It has developed academic linkages with top universities of the world including Texas University, USA; Duke University, USA; University of Pittsburgh, USA; Muenster University, Germany; Reim University, France; Nottingham University, UK; Royal College of Physicians, UK; Xi’an Jiatong University, China; and Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, USA. In 2009, UHS and Liverpool University, UK, signed an agreement for launching dual degree programme in medical education. Recently, the World Education Congress Asia has declared the University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore, as the “Best Educational Institute in Healthcare”.
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