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Our History

Two-Decade Journey with Superior University

Since its establishment in 2003, Superior University has embarked on a remarkable journey, introducing numerous faculties and pioneering the launch of new degree programs in Pakistan. The university has created an inclusive and forward-thinking environment, enriched by state-of-the-art experiential learning labs tailored to each faculty.

Here’s a detailed account of our journey:

2003 – The Beginning

In 2003, the journey commenced with the charter to facilitate student success and the laying of the foundations of Superior University Campus. This marked the inception of our mission to serve humanity through world-class education, setting us on the path to excellence.

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2004 – Pioneering Aviation Education

In line with the visionary leadership of Prof. Dr. Ch. Abdul Rehman, Superior University launched Pakistan’s first Aviation Management degree. This pioneering move contributed significantly to the strengthening of the aviation industry in Pakistan.

2005 – Masters in Mass Communication Management

In pursuit of uplifting journalistic standards and preparing responsible and competitive media personnel for the future, Superior University introduced the Masters in Mass Communication Management program. This initiative aimed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the field of media.

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2006 – Superior College of Law

Recognising the need for expert lawyers in society, Superior College of Law was established in 2006. This institution not only recognised the demand for legal expertise but also took on the responsibility of developing socially and morally responsible graduates in the field of law. Superior University thus played a pivotal role in addressing the need for legal education and fostering a sense of social responsibility among its law graduates.

2007 - 2009: MOUs and Research Initiatives

In 2009, Superior University took significant steps to promote research in Pakistan. The university initiated Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with foreign universities, emphasizing the importance of global collaboration in research. These initiatives helped bolster the research agenda, furthering the university’s commitment to academic excellence.

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2011 – Nai Baat Newspaper

To support students of mass communication and develop responsible journalists, Superior University launched the nationwide newspaper “Nai Baat.” This practical platform provided students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in journalism, preparing them for careers in media and journalism.

2013 – Chaudhry Muhammad Akram Teaching & Research Hospital (CMATRH)

The establishment of Chaudhry Muhammad Akram Teaching & Research Hospital (CMATRH) in 2013 marked a significant milestone in Superior University’s commitment to serving humanity through healthcare services. The hospital not only filled the gap in healthcare facilities in underserved areas but also provided a valuable practical learning experience for medical students. Under the supervision of expert doctors and surgeons, students gained hands-on experience in the medical field, contributing to the progress of Superior University’s social initiatives.

2015 – Neo News

In 2014, Superior University expanded its footprint in the media industry with the launch of the nationwide TV channel Neo News. This initiative transformed the landscape of media by taking on the crucial responsibility of providing authentic and unbiased news to the masses. Neo News became a significant voice in Pakistan’s media, focusing on delivering news with integrity and credibility.

2016 – Era of transformation started with Rectorship of
Prof. Dr. Sumaira Rehman

Dr. Sumaira Rehman joined Superior University in 2016 as Rector, bringing with her an entrepreneurial vision and a wealth of contributions. Holding a Ph.D. in Women Entrepreneurship from the UK, her mission was to transform Pakistani students’ career prospects from job-seeking to job-creation. Under her leadership, Superior University introduced revolutionary curriculum changes and launched several landmark initiatives in entrepreneurship development:

2016 - Superior Entrepreneurial Expo (SEE Pakistan)

This event aimed to showcase entrepreneurial talent and foster a culture of innovation and business development among students.

2016 - Idea Croron Ka

This event aimed to showcase entrepreneurial talent and foster a culture of innovation and business development among students.

2016 - Innovation District ID-92

The incubation center for budding entrepreneurs was established to nurture new business ideas. It provided a platform for mentoring and professional growth, supporting startups and innovative ventures.

2016 - Scaleup PK

This initiative aimed to help small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures scale up by providing mentorship, facilities, and connections with investors.

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2017 – Collaborations and Inclusive Initiatives

Superior University continued to foster collaborations with contemporary peer universities, leading to significant progress beyond expectations. These collaborations emphasised the importance of knowledge exchange and global cooperation in the field of education. 

2018 – Superior University Gold Campus

In 2018, Superior University launched the Superior University Gold Campus, dedicated to promoting education in Computer Science and Information Technology (CS&IT). This specialized campus provided state-of-the-art facilities and education tailored to the needs of the CS&IT sector.

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2018 – Azra Naheed Dental College

Azra Naheed Dental College was established in 2018, further expanding Superior University’s commitment to education in the medical field. This institution focused on dental science education, preparing students for careers in dentistry and oral healthcare.

2019 – First Rectors’ Conference

In 2019, Superior University, under the visionary leadership of Dr. Sumaira Rehman, initiated the first Rectors’ Conference. This conference brought together Vice-Chancellors from public and private sector universities, providing a platform for knowledge sharing and networking. The conference focused on sharing best practices, learning from each other’s experiences, and proposing beneficial policies and future initiatives. The Rectors’ Conference was a significant success, fostering collaboration and promoting innovation in the education sector.

2020 – Innovative Pedagogies and Online Learning

In response to the evolving educational landscape, Superior University introduced innovative pedagogies and implemented online distance learning models amidst the pandemic Covid-19. Faculty development was a priority, and enhanced courses and training programs were offered nationally and internationally. These initiatives ensured that students received high-quality education that adapted to modern learning needs.

2021 – 3U1M Program

Superior University achieved the highest graduate employability ratio in 2021, thanks to the innovative 3U1M Program. This pioneering program harmonized three years of rigorous academic study with one year of immersive industry exposure. The 3U1M program aimed to prepare students effectively for their chosen careers by combining academic knowledge with practical industry experience.

 

2022 – Era of Global Recognition

In 2022, Superior University’s pioneering initiatives earned international acclaim when it was ranked as the top private sector university in Pakistan by the Times Higher Impact Rankings. This recognition highlighted the significant impact of the university’s distinguished initiatives and established its prominence on a global scale.

2023 – Continued Excellence & Global Ranking

Soar to Roar- roadmap to become leading research university by 2028

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In 2023, Superior University continued to excel in various areas. The university was ranked as the best in Quality of Education by the Times Higher Impact Rankings. Additionally, it became the only university in Pakistan to be featured in the UN-Academic Impact Report for its outstanding performance in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Superior University co-hosted Pakistan’s biggest entrepreneurial expo, SEE Pakistan, with APSUP, attracting international startups and promoting entrepreneurship in the country.

Superior University’s journey has been marked by remarkable achievements and a relentless commitment to excellence in education and research. With our visionary leadership and innovative initiatives, we aim to reach new standards in higher education in Pakistan and gained recognition on the global stage.

We are also up to the Soar to Roar Strategic Framework which sets for us a bold vision and sturdy foundation for our next five years (2023-28). It charts a path to becoming a premier institution in both teaching and research. This commitment echoes through our dedication to delivering value to a diverse array of stakeholders. Within this framework, we articulate our strategic drivers, backed by the necessary resources that will enable us to implement our strategies at the grassroots level. Furthermore, it is envisioned that this framework will not only help us achieve our goals but also serve as a compass for effective governance within the organisation.