Maj Gen Khadim Hussain, HI(M) (Retd)
Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), a project of Fauji Foundation was established under a federal charter in October 2002.The study programmes offered by the University have been duly accredited by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) and all relevant accrediting bodies. The University has been rated as category 'W4' (the highest rating category) by the HEC and is also ISO 9001:2008 Certified. Foundation University aims to become a research-led institute, and for this purpose, the university has established the Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC). FUI is vigorously pursuing academic and research collaborations with well-reputed universities both within as well as foreign countries. FUI is offering high quality education on the most innovative/modern lines and is committed to provide equitable access to holistic education in diverse disciplines. The faculty of FUI is highly qualified and dedicated to achieve academic excellence, duly backed up by Quality Assurance mechanisms. FUI has state-of-the-art, purpose built academic blocks with spacious lecture halls equipped with interactive boards. In addition, there are video conferencing halls, a digital library, a student's hub, skill laboratories & medical laboratories, museums, auditorium, and conference rooms. FUI has also launched its unique campus management system to help the students, faculty and the Administration to work in a homogenous paperless environment to enhance efficiency. Foundation University is a quality conscious institution and follows a viable Quality Assurance mechanism. Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) at FUI has also been revamped to constantly monitor the assessment of students' learning outcome, evaluate existing programs for relevance and effectiveness and regularly carrying out faculty assessment. Besides quality education and research, the FUI is also focused on the students' counseling, career guidance and serves as a bridge between the University graduates and the employers. The University regularly organizes the open houses and job fairs to facilitate its students in choosing the right direction for their professional grooming. The Foundation University Islamabad Campus (FUIC) consists of a Medical College, College of Dentistry and an Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences. It has a well reputed fully equipped 750 bedded hospital, Fauji Foundation Hospital, which serves as the teaching hospital for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) has a state of art, purpose built infrastructure with a highly qualified & dedicated faculty to ensure the students to meet up the international standards. It consists of wellequipped Lecture Halls, Tutorial Rooms, Laboratories, Digital Radiology Department, Clinical areas, most modern Auditorium to provide a comfortable and congenial learning environment.