Vice Chancellor's Message

I have joined Khyber Medical University (KMU) at an exciting and indeed a challenging time, where the university finds itself at the cross roads of its embryonic development and being a driver of societal change. Leading a university is an intellectually rewarding venture, but one that is far from easy. It requires a certain equipoise between efficient management and the recognition and enhancement of intellectual freedom and creativity. KMU was brought into existence with the very idea that it will assume a stewardship role for health education and research in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and through the work of my predecessors, KMU has been able to launch multiple academic programs to fulfill that role. Now, I have accepted the challenge to not only nurture and consolidate the current portfolio of programs but also to further expand it according to the needs of our health system. However, I feel that there is an even more important task at hand, that is to inculcate the true essence of education into the students of KMU and to make them find a bigger purpose in life rather than considering their qualifications only as a vehicle for financial success. And it is perhaps the greatest social influence a university can have, for we too often forget that there is a moral core to what we do.

My vision is to make KMU a center of knowledge sharing and generation, with the critical study and debate of human values and what it means to be human, at its heart. I aim to lead the university into an era of innovation and cutting edge scientific inquiry with a truly scientific, social, and economic impact. A place where students are enabled and stimulated to achieve human excellence, and where the ethos and values of quality assurance, transparency, merit, openness, accessibility, participatory approach and gaining public confidence are held supreme. I am certain that through the support and help of my team, we will be able to make KMU the most sought after medical university in Pakistan, a university excelling not only in rankings but also in inducing a positive change in the society by virtue of upholding the fundamental moral and ethical human values.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank prospective students for their interest in KMU and assure them that KMU is an ideal place for ambitious and dedicated individuals, where they can realize their true potential and become key players in the health care system. You can learn more about the KMU and our vibrant and dynamic programs through the KMU prospectus available for download on the university website.

Professor Dr Arshad Javaid
Vice Chancellor