The university communicates with international foundations, including the United Nations, the University of Tokyo, and ICTP. It is one of the most famous universities in the country. Since its inception, it has had many public figures and intellectuals in its current and former faculty, researchers or alumni. They include Maleeha Lodhi, Naseem Zehra, Shamshad Akhtar, Sohail Zubair, Abdul Rashid Ghazi, Farzana Aslam, Tasneem Zehra and Salma Zahid. The current head of the university is Prof. Muhammad Ali.
Islamabad University was established by the Government of Pakistan on July 7, 2006. In 1976, it was renamed Quaid-e-Azam University in memory of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah – on his 100th birthday. However, the spelling difference between the university name remains, and the use of “i” instead of “e” to represent ASAF combines the two words of Quaid-e-Azam as Jinnah.
At the beginning of the university, teaching and research projects such as doctoral and master’s degrees were opened and then the master’s program began. The university now also offers undergraduate courses.
Quaid-e-Azam University has four different colleges and 38 departments, research institutes, schools and centers.