Islamabad  - Amidst a gathering of founders, former and incumbent faculty members and staff along with alumni and luminaries from different walks of life, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Founding Rector NUST Engr Syed Shujaat Hussain graced the occasion as chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, the founding rector spoke about the emergence of NUST on the map of academic world. He recounted the university’s journey from a nascent institution to a seat of learning with prestigious global standing. He maintained that though laying foundation of such a centre of excellence was indeed a tough row to hoe, a team comprising selected officers and staff embarked on this gigantic task with meagre resources, and with incessant hard work shaped the dream into an enviable reality. He praised the incumbent rector for taking the mission forward with farsightedness and sagacity.

Expressing his views, Rector NUST Engr Muhammad Asghar eulogised the efforts of the founding rector and his team towards establishing a world-class university in Pakistan. He said that NUST owed its very raison de etre to their relentless contribution. He said that the university had moved forward in monumental strides towards developing as a comprehensive university with a holistic paradigm for building dynamic leaders and socially engaged citizens.

Towards the end, the rector expressed his gratitude to the audience for being part of the NUST silver jubilee celebration. He hoped that NUST, in the coming years, would progress at an even higher pace and keep rising among the world’s elite league of higher education institutions.

Earlier, a video was also screened showing NUST’s evolutionary growth during the past 25 years from academics to community engagement, sports to curricular activities and research to innovation. The audience were also introduced to high achievers from various fields, who won laurels at national and international levels. The achievements of NUST schools were also highlighted. 

The event culminated with a rendering of Iqbal’s poetry with its enduring message of hope and urge to excel.