One of the largest public sector universities in Pakistan, it was founded as the University of Islamabad in 1965. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto is the founder of Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad.The Established of Quaid-i-Azam 9th February 1973. The university's Department of International Relations is highly regarded among the academic circles of Pakistan and is dedicated wholly and solely to the study of international affairs.
Quaid-i Azam University has established research collaboration with a number of foreign universities in the United States, Europe and South Asia, and is rated as one of the top public institutions of higher education in Pakistan. According to the 2006 ranking of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam University is ranked first in the general category. As per rankings of OIC universities, QAU stood second in ranking among Muslim countries universities. More than 80% of the teachers hold doctoral degrees and have overseas experience.
Quaid-i-Azam University consists of four faculties, namely Faculty of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences and Faculty of Medical Sciences.