3 University of Peshawar
Peshawar 1950 General Public The University of Peshawar (Urdu: جامعۂ پشاور; Pashto: د پېښور پوهنتون; abbreviated UoP; known more popularly as Peshawar University), is a public research university located in Peshawar, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Its chief engineer was Mirza Mohsin Baig. The university is one of the oldest universities in Pakistan, and is ranked as one of the highest rated universities in the country. The university was founded in 1950 and offers programs for undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies. With approximately 14,000 enrolled students attending the university, it has six academic faculties with forty postgraduate department as well as two “centers of excellence” The university is known for its research in social, medical, and natural sciences having eight research centers located inside the campus. Spread over an area of 1,045 acres (4 km2) as a residential campus, the university is the first public university to be established in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.