The President of Pakistan is the Chancellor of the NDU. The management of the NDU is vested in a three Star General from the Pakistan Army, who is called the President of the University. The University is organized into two Faculties and one Institute:-
National Security College
Armed Forces War College
Command and Staff College, Quetta
Naval War College, Lahore
Air War College, Karachi
Institute for Strategic Studies Research and Analysis (ISSRA)
National War Gaming Centre (NWGC)
Faculty of Contemporary Studies (FCS)
Department of Government & Public Policy
Department of Peace & Conflict Studies
Department of Strategic & Nuclear Studies
Department of International Relations
Department of Leadership and Management Studies
The National Security College, the Armed Forces War College and the Faculty of Contemporary Studies (FCS) are the instructional Colleges/Faculty for conducting various courses / studies in security and defence studies, whereas the ISSRA acts as a think-tank apart from conducting the National Security Workshops, Capstone Courses and symposia / seminars.
The Headquarters/Administrative Wing provides administrative and technical support to the University.
Prepare future leadership from public and private sectors of Pakistan and friendly countries through multi-disciplinary educational and research programmes, professional exchanges and outreach, focusing on security and contemporary studies
NDU as a centre of excellence in academic and research pursuits in diversified disciplines, will provide well thought out inputs on national security at policy/strategy level, promoting the cause of a free, open and critical inquiry and scholarly debate in the service of society.