University of Science and Technology Bannu (UST Bannu) aspiration is to bridge disciplines and establish new partnerships while identifying creative approachesof enhancing academic quality and research potentialities. The UST Bannu is a newly established Public Sector University in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under Provincial Assembly Act No.XIII, 2005 vide Notification No: PA/NWFP/Legis:1/2005/28/16 dated, Peshawar, the 15/11/2005.
UST Bannu is paving towards the journey to impart high quality education in the fields of Life Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Business Studies and Humanities. Since its inception, the UST Bannu is pursuing its mission successfully. The first academic year was started in September 2005 with total intake of 200 students in various disciplines of IECS (Institute of Engineering and Computing Sciences) and IMS (Institute of Management Sciences) after conducting proper entry tests and interviews. Presently Bachelor, Master and Ph.D level degrees are offered. It is worth mentioning that the number of students would increase by initiating new faculties and higher enrollment rate in colleges of the affiliated region. The UST Bannu is an autonomous body and is governed by the Chancellor’s Committee till the formation of Syndicate. This Committee is headed by the Governor of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vide Ordinance 2005, comprises seven members, the major policy making and controlling body of the University. The Committee is a think tank of leading experts in the field of education, religious scholars, and representatives of the business community and senior officials of the government. This committee would work as a bridge/link between the University and the communities/business world, which is always considered to be an essential requirement for a dynamic seat of learning, working on sound grounds.
Developed human resource serves as the foundation for economic independence and prosperity in the global community. To this end, futuristic and strategic thinking is vital in planning curriculum and providing an environment conducive to high quality learning and research in pure and applied sciences. This is the role that UST Bannu is committed to play in laying the foundation of our economy on solid basis. UST Bannu shall endeavor;
• To provide a productive environment, inevitable for the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest level of excellence.
• To promote and accelerate the study of, and research in pure and applied sciences and technology in the remote areas of Pakistan.
• To produce scientists, technologists and educationists of the highest order.
• To inject spirit into, and project the intelligentsia of the society it belongs to.
• To accelerate the application of sciences to the common purpose of life.
The core mission of University of Science & Technology Bannu is to invoke the inherent talent of the society it belongs to, and to instill a spirit in it to uncover the hidden horizons of knowledge and learning through the development of futuristic and strategic thinking in pure and applied Sciences thereby preparing the ground for enlightened luminaries to lead the world in scientific and technological development and thus ensuring a golden period for the Motherland. As a learning Institution, parallel endeavor shall be made to develop a community not only fully conversant in the issues of the modern world, but also with a cosmopolitan outlook, tolerant attitude, purpose oriented thinking and completely alert to the changes, challenges and needs of the time.