About NIU

As one of the main scholastic and research establishments in Pakistan, the NIU offers an intellectually inspiring environment with humanistic customs for students and researchers to face and react to advancement challenges. With our rigorous academic programs at various levels we expect to engage our students to challenge traditional thinking in quest for inventive thoughts. Students learning at NIU will be given the chance to explore the world with a view to craft a better tomorrow.

At NIU students will get an opportunity to gain conventional and current knowledge and aptitudes, which will improve their future potential.

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Mission

To prepare leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow through a holistic education experience encompassing the best values and practices of both the eastern and western world.

Vision

To develop leaders in different professional fields critical to the development of society by focusing on knowledge and research for improving quality of life and living standards based on equity.

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Recent Events

Seminar On Nutrition Awareness

In commemoration of March, 2018 as Nutrition Month, Department of Clinical Nutrition, NUR International University (NIU) in collaboration with NUR-FMS School of Nutrition, One day Seminar on “Nutrition Awareness with Special Reference to Food Safety” was organized on 27th March, 2018 at FMH auditorium. Prof. Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi was the Chief Guest. Vice Chancellor NIU Prof. Dr. Rakhshanda Rehman was the Guest of Honor. Dr. M. Aslam Shaheen, Chief of Nutrition, Planning & Commission, Ministry of Planning & Reforms, Islamabad shared the current Govt. Regulations and plans with future vision regarding special emphasis on Community Nutrition. Prof. Dr. Tahir Zahoor, Director General, National Institute of Food Science & Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad shared his views regarding Safe Healthy Food consumption to get maximum Nutritional Benefits. Dr. Farhat Jameel, Coperate Manage, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Nestle-Pakistan addresses the role and share of Nestle Pakistan towards Nutrition Uplift in order to provide Health & Wellness. Dr. Uzma Bukhari from UNICEF-Pakistan discussed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with special reference to Food Safety and Nutrition. Miss Rabia Rehman shared the role of World Food Program (WFP) in providing Safe, Wholesome and Nutritious Food. Overall, the galaxy of Food Scientists, Nutritionists and Clinicians provided recent updates and potential of Food & Nutrition to students, academicians and faculty members. Shields were given to guests at the end by Vice Chancellor. Followed by visit to stalls where students displayed their projects, Nutraceutical Foods and also appreciated the efforts of Clinical Nutritionists. The proceedings ended with the vote of thanks from Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr.Rakshanda Rehman and HoD Clinical Nutrition and Dean Applied Sciences Prof. Dr. Nighat Bhatty.

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Workshop at NIU on the Topic of “Mindfulness: How to be Aware”

The Applied Psychology Department at NIU arranged a workshop for the faculty members of NIU on the topic of “Mindfulness: How to be Aware”. The workshop was held on 14 th March, 2018 from 9 am to 10 am. Dr Imran Ijaz Haider and Dr Ayesha Sarfaraz conducted the workshop. Dr Imran elaborated in detail how being preoccupied all the time takes away happiness from our lives and increases stress and anxiety. He stressed upon the importance of being mindful in our everyday lives and how to live a purpose full life. Dr Ayesha further explained to the participants what mindfulness actually is and how it can be practiced in our everyday lives with the help of hands on practical exercises. The participants enjoyed the workshop and thanked the presenters.

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NIU WELCOME PARTY

NUR International University, Lahore organized a “Welcome Party for the new batch of 2017” on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Fatima Memorial Hospital, Shadman, Lahore.

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Healthy Pakistan, Progressive Pakistan

As part of its’ annual student engagement plan NUR Student Leadership Program in collaboration with NUR-FMS School of Nutrition organized the event “Healthy Pakistan, Progressive Pakistan” to commemorate the upcoming 23rd March 2018 Pakistan day and the March Nutrition Month. The Nur Student Leadership Program is part of the visionary and goal oriented approach of Nur Foundation towards integrated community development. The program was launched in 1995 and enrolls secondary, undergraduate and graduate students from across Pakistan. To date, 1,650 students from more than 60 schools, colleges and universities have completed the internship offered by the program. NUR-FMS School of Nutrition promotes educational activities, trainings, research, food and nutrition services and social development in the field of nutrition. The organized event advocated for the need of nutritional enhancement of students across the country for an overall healthier population and for Pakistan to enhance its’ global competitiveness and progress economically. It acted as an infotainment based forum to gather students from various schools and universities across Lahore to recognize their role as gatekeepers and guardians for children’s health and wellbeing outcomes by promoting a healthy eating culture and basic food hygiene practices. Main features of the event included a “Healthy Bake Sale” where students participated in the challenge of providing taste with health through selling baked food items that were low in fat and high in fiber unlike the common sugary treats that provide empty calories. The bake sale was successful and showcased that giving bake sales a healthy edge didn’t t have to mean less fun, fewer customers, or lower profits. The participating institutions included NUR International University, Nestle Clinical Health, Khaalis Kitchenette, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad; Gulab Devi Educational Complex; College of Home Economics; Lahore Vital Group; Minhaj University; Government College University, Sahiwal; University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and Toba Tek Singh; Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore; Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore; University of Faisalabad; Sargodha Medical College, Sargodha and University of Lahore. A panel of judges including Professor Dr. Nighat Bhatti (Head of Department, Nur International University), Dr. Tahir Zahoor (Director General, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad) Ms. Saman Tahir (Manager Research and Technical Services) and Ms. Shazia Zehra (Head of Department, NUR-FMS School of Nutrition) evaluated bake sale competition. In addition, a documentary and poster making competition was held to allow students of various ages to express their sentiments of what a truly “Healthy Pakistan” means to them. Both the competitions were evaluated by panel of experts including Ms. Beenish Kashif, Mr. Aazar Zaman Duranni and Ms. Iqra Nasim. Students of Saeed School won the first prize, Musab School won the second and Govt. Girls High School Model Town won the third prize. The event also included a “Continuous Dietetics and Nutrition Education” seminar with 169 participants including students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Mr. Mudassar Ali, an experienced fitness and health expert was the key note speaker and talked on the importance of habit based lifestyle change programs to overcome the fads that the youth follow today. He stated that as fitness and health expert the first rule we taught is “There are no good and bad foods. Eat all foods in Moderation.” Furthermore, he emphasized the importance of physical activity along with dietary changes to make sustainable changes in weight and encouraged that a minimum of 30 minutes of structured physical activity per day for five days a week is recommended for all adults. Certificates for the attendees and cash prize distribution to the competition participants were distributed at the end of the lecture followed by a speech by Mrs. Shahima Rehman, Chairperson, Nur Foundation.

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