The National University of Modern Languages was established as an institute in 1969 to help people communicate and understand each other in different oriental and occidental languages, to assimilate different cultures and to act as springboard for emerging disciplines. Initially, the institute provided language training facilities to personnel of armed forces and other government services of Pakistan. It was upgraded to University on May 29, 2000. In achieving this benchmark of a fully autonomous University, it has crossed many barriers and achieved a status of a seat of learning contributing new knowledge in local and global perspective and now teaches 27 oriental and occidental languages in addition to a number of emerging disciplines. Now, the University has a vibrant and well-grounded research program, offering MS/MPhil and PhD research degrees in various disciplines.
Premier center of excellence in higher education, research and innovation, and expression for development of languages and other branches of learning, and creation of new knowledge
The mission of the National University of Modern Languages is to establish, sustain and enhance itself as a quality-centric higher education institution that provides excellent academic environment and opportunities for creating educated, productive, and responsible citizens of Pakistan and the global citizenry through intellectual, personal and professional growth.
To advance its pristine vision and mission of creating educated, productive and responsible citizens, the university shall focus its efforts on 3 goals: high student achievement and success, institutional and competitive excellence, and responsible public service.
These interrelated goals will be facilitated by adopting the following means: distinguished intellectuals as faculty who challenge and mentor students to attain their fullest potential; talented, desirous and promising students who are devoted to the pursuit and advancement of knowledge; broad-based quality programs; state-of-the-art facilities and new trends in e-learning and information communication technologies; exemplary administration and qualified administrative staff dedicated to the highest professional standards and service; that thus share a common vision and an integral commitment to continuous improvement at all levels and to ensure competitive excellence and international compatibility.