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Documentary Video of an HEC Funded NRPU Project of Prof. Dr. Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi


Documentary Video of an HEC Funded NRPU Project of Prof. Dr. Arifa Bari


Documentary Video of an HEC Funded NRPU Project of Prof. Dr. Sadia Ahsin


Documentary Video of an HEC Funded NRPU Project of Dr. Aamer Naeem


Documentary Video of an HEC Funded NRPU Project of Dr. Babur Salim












FUI Internal Funding Program

One of the key functions of ORIC is promotion and strengthening of research culture at FUI. ORIC has been instrumental in facilitating the FUI faculty to undertake multiple sponsored research projects over the years. Internal Funding is regularly provided to the faculty members for their research proposals/ideas. During COVID outbreak, ORIC offered a special opportunity to conduct research exclusively on COVID-19. Out of 25x research projects of worth Rs. 6.81 million, 13x research projects related to COVID-19 (amounting Rs. 3.25 million) and 12x other research projects (amounting Rs. 3.56 million) were funded under this program, during the financial year 2019-20.

Winning Research Grant under NRPU


Launch of 2x New FUI Research Journals

It is shared with immense pleasure that Foundation University Islamabad has launched 2x New Research Journals i.e. Foundation University Journal of Rehabilitation Sciences (FUJRS), Foundation University Journal of Dental Sciences (FUJD). FUI is now publishing 6x research journals in domains of medical sciences, engineering and IT, Business and Economics, social sciences, psychology etc.

Dr. Yasir Waheed Named Among Top 2% Scientists In World By Stanford

Foundation University Islamabad’s Associate Professor has been named among top 2% scientists globally in the subject-wise analysis conducted by a team of scientists at Stanford University USA which was led by Dr. John PA Ioannidis. The analysis used citations data from Scopus.
Dr. Yasir Waheed is highly productive Pakistani Scientists with over 8,000 citations and cumulative Impact Factor of over 1600.
Dr. Yasir’s expertise are in virology, molecular biology, clinical research, diagnostics, and disease burden estimation.


It is matter of great pride for FUI that Dr. Babur Salim Associate Professor at Rheumatology Department has recently documented a new Non-Invasive Clinical Sign titled “Babur’s Sign” for evaluation of wrist joint synovitis for rheumatoid arthritis patients. He has discovered this sign while working on an HEC Funded NRPU Research Project. The research was validated using an Ultra Sound Machine (purchased through the same project). Research paper in this regard has also been accepted in an international journal. Implementing “Babur’s Sign” into routine examination, may save time for both the patient and doctor. Being non-invasive, it will also save expenses and most importantly encourage early treatment thus yielding better prognostic outcomes for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients.


Professor Dr Sadia Ahsin (HOD Physiology at FUMC) has written a book titled “Mini Research Guide for Young Scientists”. This book includes basic steps in planning and executing a research project which will assist the beginners in pursuit of their research studies. It took Dr. Sadia more than a year to complete this guide and she selflessly worked on it, despite other academic and administrative responsibilities. She has got published 1000x copies of “Mini Research Guide” for free of cost distribution amongst the young researchers and students. FUI appreciates and acknowledges the sincere efforts of Dr. Sadia Ahsin to enhance research skills of Medical and Dental students.

Journals of FUI recognized by HEC in "Y" category

It is shared with immense pleasure that 2x journals of FUI, Foundation University Journal of Psychology (FUJP) and Foundation University Journal of Business & Economics (FUJ, have been recognized by HEC in "Y" category. This is a remarkable achievement which indicates the University’s commitment to achieving excellence in research. The Editorial Board of both the Journal worked hard to attain this milestone, and their efforts are commendable

Foundation University’s Office Of Research, Innovation And Commercialization (ORIC) Ranked At 13th By HEC

We proudly announce that Foundation University’s Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) has been ranked at 13th position by HEC, out of the 69 ORICs established at different universities across Pakistan. Every year, through ORIC, HEC measures the performance of universities specifically in the field of research and innovation. This assessment is mainly based on the research activities carried out by the faculty members. We congratulate our Faculty Members and Researchers for this remarkable achievement.

FUI Filed a Patent Titled "Wisdom Mining

Foundation University Islamabad, Rawalpindi Campus (FURC) filed a patent application titled: “Wisdom Mining”. The inventors of the patent are Prof. Dr Muhammad Shaheen, Dean Faculty of Engineering & IT-FURC and Ms Salma Khan, Teaching research Associate-FURC

Funding for FYPs by IGNITE

Grassroots ICT Research Initiative (NGIRI) 2020 funded 10x Final Year Projects (FYPs) of, Faculty of Engineering & IT, worth Rs. 434,952. The approved FYPs are as follows.

  • IOT based monitoring and controlling of 3 phase distribution transformer
  • Real Time Smart Car Parking and Gate Security System 
  • Design and implementation of conveyer belt speed control using IOT based VFD.
  • Solid State Transformer(single phase)
  • Vaccine carrier cooling box
  • Single Phase Multiple Load Control
  • Secure Patient Privacy Information in Medical Images
  •  Foundation University Student Information System
  • Unirank
  • Smart Traffic Flow


The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), a project of Fauji Foundation was established under a federal charter in October 2002. The University's programmes of study have been duly accredited by Higher Education Commission (HEC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC).