||Prof. Dr. Rashid Ahmad
I feel honoured to serve University of Malakand as its 7th Vice-Chancellor. Creating a conducive learning environment is my top priority and I am looking forward to making UOM, a distinctive place of learning and academic discourse for innovations and discoveries, where students are prepared to solve the challenging problems of the changing world and Pakistan. I believe that our faculty members, staff, and students have the essential potentials to take the University further on the path of success with collaboration, team spirit, respect, and mutual learning. The administration will exhaust all its efforts for providing a conducive, friendly, and supportive environment to the faculty, staff, and students. We will also join hands to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which proclaim inclusive and equitable quality education for all.
University of Malakand is situated at an exceptionally important and historical location in Chakdara, Dir, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Because of its location, the University provides equal opportunities to the people of Swat Valley, Dir, Bajaur, Chitral and Mardan. Moreover, the University attracts students from all over Pakistan, and the trust of people is growing with each new dawn. The University is equipped with all the essential facilities and dedicated faculty members for effective learning, and that is why it has achieved an eminent position in the institutions of higher learning in a short time.
The leadership of the University is well aware of the fact that the 21st century is an era of the knowledge economy, and universities are the agents of the knowledge economy, therefore we will focus on effective learning through innovative, hands-on activities and more student-oriented approaches. The University will shift from the teaching dimension to the learning dimension. Community services will be the cornerstone of our strategies. Therefore, we will also strive to reach out to the community through our students and teachers in the form of training, consultancy, counselling, volunteerism, and internships.
Our faculty, staff and students have the potential to make the University one of the best Universities in the world. May Allah help us in achieving our collective mission, Amin!.