The University of Haripur (UoH) is one of the newest institutions of higher education in the world. Founded on September 4, 2012 in the Hazara region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, UoH hopes to enroll 10,000 students by the 2017-2018 school year. The premises of the UoH campus were once a Rosin and Turpentine factory. The school offers degrees in 13 academic disciplines, including information technology, public health, religious studies, and others.
Since its first day, the university adopted a slogan that speaks to its civic commitment: “Restoring Hope; Building Community“. The UoH envisions the creation of an atmosphere that enables students, staff and the wider community to be engaged with and contribute to social responsibility and sustainability across the university and beyond. The university implants its pledge to social responsibility and sustainability in the curricula, policies, plans and procedures. It builds a positive intellectual, educational, economic, scientific and cultural contribution to society; inviting residents of the wider community to use educational facilities, conferences, and cultural and sporting events to connect to university life.
Here are some examples of community-building initiatives carried out during the last few years: