Introduction

Air University is a federally chartered Public Sector University established in 2002. The campus is located in the foothills of Margalla, in the south east corner of sector E-9 (PAF Complex) of Islamabad. The main entrance is near the intersection of Agha Shahi Avenue (9th Avenue) and Khayaban-e-Iqbal (Margalla Road). The University is a degree awarding autonomous public sector institution and its graduates are offered good placement opportunities in the job market. The University promotes research in all disciplines. Faculty members are encouraged to help develop the education system and curricula of the university using their experience and research. Faculty development and updating of courses are given high priority and are undertaken as a regular academic requirement.
Air University is devoted to academic excellence in teaching and scholarship. It’s nationally accredited and recognized programmes, prepare our undergraduate, graduate and post graduate student population for leadership and service in their respective disciplines. Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching, research and the development of a fertile learning environment. Cognizant of the dynamics of higher education, faculty and staff of Air University engage in ongoing assessment and improvement of the curriculum and other university programmes to meet the needs of students and the community. Additionally, the University strongly stresses character development that includes cultural, social and ethical values.
The foundations of Air University, as an institution of higher education and research, were laid in August, 2002 with the grant of a Federal Charter, on the 29th of October 2002. The University was thus established on the present 10-acre Islamabad Campus in the PAF Complex. The First Batch of students was subsequently inducted in Electronics Engineering and Business Administration programs. The University’s predecessor, the Fizaia College of Information Technology (FCIT), was then functional with two batches of undergraduate programs in Computer Science, accredited with the University of Peshawar. The physical premises extended to a two–storeyed building while the other two buildings served as the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Teachers’ Training Institute and the PAF Degree College.
Air University, as a federal public sector university, has a mandate to conduct programs in all disciplines in the Federal Capital as well as in all provinces of the country. The Board of Governors of Air University is comprised of sixteen members drawn from the government, PAF, academia and industry. The Chief of Air Staff serves as the Chairman of the Board, while the Chairman, Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan, serves as Chancellor of the University.
The Islamabad Campus of Air University headed by the Vice Chancellor has four faculties viz Engineering, Administrative Sciences, Basic and Applied Sciences, and Social Sciences, as well as the Institute of Avionics and Aeronautics (IAA). The University also established a Multan Campus in 2011 with its first induction in programs in Computer Science and Business Administration.
Over the last ten years, the University has grown to a substantial higher education institution conducting 23 degree programs, from undergraduate to doctoral levels, with the contributions of over 174 faculty members and 55 academic support staff, for over 2700 students, with an alumni strength presently exceeding 2000 graduates.

Vision

Air University aspires to be among the leading national universities, excelling in teaching, learning, research, innovation and public service.


Mission

The mission of Air University is to achieve excellence in teaching and research for producing graduates with sound professional knowledge, integrity of character, a keen sense of social responsibility and a passion for lifelong learning. The University shall stand committed to creating an environment conducive for attracting the best students, faculty and supporting staff for contributing to the development of a prosperous, peaceful and enlightened society.


Goals

The two major goals for the next decade are prioritized as excellence in undergraduate education and quality improvement of existing postgraduate programs as well as research and initiating new programs given additional resources. The two major concerns are the procurement of 70 acres of land envisaged in H-11, Islamabad, and the construction of student hostel facilities. Non-academic issues having a strong bearing on academics include the establishment of an Endowment Fund to provide support to higher education programs, leading to quality growth, of the University..