The Quaid-i-Azam University or Quaid-e-Azam University, is a public research university located in Islamabad, Pakistan. Consisting of four faculties, nine affiliated research institutes, the university is consistently ranked as the top university in Pakistan " by the HEC and is ranked by Quacquarelli Symonds ranking among the top 500 universities in the world in 2013, while it was ranked at 69th top university of the world in field of 'Engineering and Technology'.With overall ~7,800 students currently attending the university, it offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral programmes in various academic disciplines. The Quaid-i-Azam University scholars have played critical role in the development of various academic disciplines including in social and natural sciences. Its school of social sciences is well known for its leading contribution to the movement in critical analysis. Also, the university's school of natural sciences holds an international prestige for its leading and developmental role in physics and mathematics since its establishment.Covering the approximated area of 1700 acres below the Margalla Hills, the university is internationally known for its higher learning, technological advancement, and intellectual interaction with a joint collaboration in various academic discipline with various international institutes, including the United Nations. It is one of the most popular universities in the country and has attracted world-renowned scholars and intellectuals to serve as faculty, researchers, or alumni since its establishment in 1967.