International Office:

Ziauddin University forges partnerships with outstanding academic and other institutions across the globe to expand the student experience, faculty growth and contributions, and the impact of our research. Collaborations with our foreign colleagues are essential to the success of our global activities. Ziauddin University has also established the International Office for propagating the Global presence of the ZU brand. Some of the collaborating university includes Monash University and Stem Cell from Australia, the University of Bedfordshire, Valparaiso University, European Society for Translational Medicine and our most recent partners and collaborations are:

Ziauddin University has collaborated with Talloires Network of Engaged Universities

Ziauddin University has collaborated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities

Ziauddin University has collaborated with the International Association of Universities

Ziauddin University has collaborated with the Asia Pacific Quality Network

Sustainability Office

As sustainability is one of the major issues facing the global community, ORIC has established the Sustainability Office to work towards the achievement of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In this regard, it promotes research and activities for all the 17 SDGs.

ORIC has developed a dedicated office to manage all activities which are in line with meeting sustainability priorities of the United Nations. The Sustainability Office oversees the university’s progress towards sustainable development, including Green Initiatives. The office also ensures that the university is meeting all SDGs compliance requirements as part of its social responsibility. The office holds awareness sessions regarding UN SDGs both to internal and external audiences. The office, alongside other divisions, manages and promotes the research leading to innovations that will help to advance the SDGs.

Ziauddin University has collaborated with ULSF Talloires Declaration

Ziauddin University is becoming the UN’s SDG Academy member institute.

Ziauddin University has collaborated with OXFAM

ZU Startup selected for Pakistan 100 Boot Camp.

Dr. Kiran Hashmi has been selected among the top 13 startups in Pakistan 100 Boot Camp 2021 organised by IdeaGIST Global. Dr. Kiran Hashmi’s idea has received good scores from the panel of judges in pre-selection interview sessions. A total of only 13 teams have been successfully selected from Pakistan for the final stage.

The Boot camp was a new and unique learning experience. Stepping into the shoes of an entrepreneur and thinking like a business graduate were not easy tasks; they were in fact, a roller coaster ride with many highs and some lows throughout the journey. I still managed to sail through and clear the course with flying colors. Dr.Kiran Hashmi’s idea was selected for the One-Minute Idea Show, and will also be presented for an elevated pitch later in the year.


Ziauddin University Becomes Part of NIHR Funded Oxford University

Ziauddin University becomes part of NIHR funded Oxford University Project “African critical care registry network for pandemic surveillance, clinical management and research (CRIT Care Africa)”. Dr. Madiha Hashmi’s efforts for bringing these global collaborations to Ziauddin University are highly laudable and continuous support from university leadership is greatly appreciated.

Bringing together the expertise of researchers and clinicians based across low- and middle-income countries and partners from established critical care and pandemic networks internationally, this project aims to address the knowledge gaps that exist in the natural history and clinical course of COVID-19 related critical illness in Africa. Knowledge gaps and underlying operational gaps will be identified by implementing a setting-adapted registry for service evaluation and pandemic research in seven countries across Africa. Leveraging the registry data, and led by healthcare stakeholders, the researchers will identify priorities for improving processes of care for the sickest patients. Once established, the same registry platform will support trials to identify strategies for optimal supportive care and interventions in the management of critically ill patients. “Without data, we cannot engage in research, and without research, we have no voice.” Prof Madiha Hashmi, co-investigator, Ziauddin University, Pakistan


Ziauddin University Partnership with Gazi Osman Pasha, a Leading Medical University for Mevlana Exchange Programme, Turkey

Ziauddin University’s partnership with a leading medical university in Turkey: We wish to share that ZU has finalised comprehensive collaboration agreements with Gazi Osman Pasha University. This includes the Mevlana Exchange Programme for Faculty, Researchers and Students, Joint Projects and European Union Erasmus Plus programme & General Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs).

GaziOsmanPasha University officially recognised by the YÖK – Yüksekögretim Kurulu (YÖK – Council of Higher Education), Tokat Gaziosmanpasa Universities’ (TOGU) is a very large Public Sector University (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students). It is considered among the top 10 medical schools in Turkey.


Ziauddin University Partnership with Sakarya University a Leading Medical University for Mevlana Exchange Programme, Turkey

Ziauddin University’s partnership with a leading medical university in Turkey. We wish to share that Ziauddin University has finalised comprehensive collaboration agreements with Sakarya University. This includes the Mevlana Exchange Programme for faculty, researchers and students, joint projects and European Union Erasmus Plus programme and General Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs).

Sakarya University (Turkish: Sakarya Üniversitesi), frequently referred to simply as SAU, is a public research university. Considered one of the largest universities in Turkey with more than 85,000 students, Sakarya University has very high research activity and its comprehensive graduate program offers doctoral degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Humanities, as well as professional degrees in Business, Medicine, Law, Nursing, Social Work and Dentistry. It hosts five different institutes: Educational Sciences, Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences.


JENESYS 2020 programme.

Offered by Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) every year, students and working youth from SAARC countries are selected for this program. The main objective of JENESYS is to strengthen the capacity building for participants in the SAARC member countries.


Ziauddin University Shortlisted for the two categories in JENESYS 2020 Programme


Young Professionals: Students:
Inayat Ullah Iqra Shahab
Komal Mumtaz Ali Junaid Ali
Sadaf Anwar Muhammad Omer Khan
Misha Irshad
Muhammad Abid Khan
Najeeb Khatian

Ziauddin University Signs MoU with University of Oxford, UK

Ziauddin University has signed an MoU with the University of Oxford, UK. Areas of collaboration include capacity building, expert deployment, training, visibility, funding applications and strengthened future relationships with a focus on International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) and Genomics/Genetics Research.