Eid-ul-Azha 2013 Holidays

The University will remain closed from Tuesday, October 15, 2013 to Friday, October 18, 2013 on account of Eid- ul-Azha. The classes will resume from Saturday, October19, 2013.

This is issued with the approval of the competent authority.

Dr. Zafar Iqbal has assumed the charge of Director, Lahore campus

Dr. Zafar Iqbal  is a profound name in the domain of Management Sciences. His countless achievements and incompatible services made him unique and bless with other well-known teachers and scholars. Dr. Zafar Iqbal worked for several years in the field of Investment Management in some of the top financial institutions in the Middle East and Australia. His last professional assignment was with the South Australian Government Financing Authority. His doctoral thesis is on Islamic Perspective on Public Finance. His expertise and areas of research interest lie in Portfolio Management, Asset and Liability Management, Islamic Finance, Distributive Justice and Public Finance, and Financial Markets. His publications have appeared in the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Review of Islamic Economics and the International Journal of Islamic Financial Services. He also is the author of Justice: Islamic and Western Perspectives, Islamic Foundation, Leicester, 2007 and joint author (with Professor Mervyn K. Lewis) of An Islamic Perspective on Governance, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, (forthcoming).

It’s an honor and gratitude for the faculty of FAST-NUCES to have Dr. Zafar Iqbal as Director.

Dr. Bushra Anjum invited to attend the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Germany

Dr. Bushra Anjum, FAST Lahore Campus, is selected as one of the 200 qualified young researchers in the fields of mathematics and computer sciences who were chosen by the Scientific Committee to attend the 1stHeidelberg Laureate Forum, which will take place from September 22 until 27, 2013 in Heidelberg, Germany.

Until February 15, 2013 young researchers in the fields of mathematics and computer science were given the chance to apply online for the first Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Roughly 600 young researchers answered the call for applications. The Scientific Committee of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum selected the 200 most talented applicants and notified the successful applicants in May, 2013.

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum offers the extraordinary opportunity to meet some of the pre-eminent scientists in mathematics and computer science to a select group of young researchers. During the week-long event, they will be able to get to know recipients of the most prestigious prizes for mathematics (Fields Medal and Abel Prize) and computer science (Turing Award).The Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place from September 22 until 27, 2013 for the first time and will be held annually thereafter. Lectures and workshops offer plenty of opportunity for scientific exchange, while a rich variety of social events encourages the young researchers to engage in casual conversations with their scientific role models.

The Forum has been initiated by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS) and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). It will be organized in collaboration with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM; Turing Award), the International Mathematical Union (IMU; Fields Medal) and the Norwegian Academy for Science and Letters (DNVA; Abel Prize).

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Eid- ul-Fitr holidays

The FAST National University, Lahore Campus will remain closed from 8th to 10th August, 2013 (Thursday to Saturday) on account of Eid-ul-Fitr as per announcement of the Federal Government of Pakistan.

Increasing International Exposure: Dr. Bushra Anjum invites Barry Pierce to Pakistan

With the aim of increasing international exposure for local students, Dr. Bushra Anjum, Assistant Professor CS Department, invited
Barry Pierce (Mulkey Inc, Elim-IT) from USA to visit Pakistan for an educational guest lecture series. Barry has worked in the technology services industry for over 25 years and is a unique mix of businessman, techie, theoretician, and practitioner. He has served every size client: one-person micro-businesses, small businesses, mid-sized companies and multinational corporations.

Barry Pierce spoke at Forman Christian College (FCC) on 19th April, at Punjab University College of IT (PUCIT) on 25th April and at FAST-NU (Lahore Campus) on 26th April. The focus of his seminar was on “Server Virtualization and Consolidation”. Server Virtualization and Consolidation is fundamentally changing the way that IT resources are being used in the corporate world. Companies who have adopted virtualization have seen tremendous savings in the time required to manage servers, reduced maintenance and equipment costs, and decreased power consumption In the talk, Barry Pierce demonstrated these benefits as well as pointed out some potential flaws involved with server virtualization and consolidation. Presentation slides are available here.

Barry spoke at FAST –NU on Friday April 26th. On the same day, Barry later held an entrepreneurial session with interested graduates and alumni for possible outsourcing and collaborative work. Prominent software houses and industry startups were also represented like TkXel, TRG, CureMD, Pentaloop etc.

Pakistan Day Holiday

FAST-NU, Lahore Campus will remain closed on 23rd March, 2013 (Saturday) on account of Pakistan Day.

All Pakistan Arm Wrestling National Championship '13

Omer Farooq Khan Searwani wins SILVER MEDAL in ALL PAKISTAN Arm Wrestling Championship 2013All Players from Pakistan participated in the Arm Wrestling Nationals held on 15th March by the Pakistan Arm Wrestling Federation. Omer Farooq Khan won Silver after losing out to GC University in the final.


VOICE -FAST Lahore debating society


Team VOICE , participated in NUST International Model United Nations Conference, organized at NUST H-12 Campus. The team gave an excellent performance and one of our notable speakers Hunain Mehood secured the Honoray Mention Award.
Team comprising of: Hunain Mehmood, Awais ul Haq, Burhan Zaffar, Aimen Iftikhar, Maleeka Saqlain and Hafsa Jamil.

FAST Lahore wins UCL Sportsfiesta 13


FAST won the majority of the awards at UCL Sportsfiesta '13!

Football Team won against the likes of Beaconhouse National University, COMSATS and LSE (Lahore School of Economics) to lift the Trophy!Detail is attached


On International Women’s Day, March 8th 2013, On March 8th technical women from around the globe will convene virtually and in-person, following the sun, across every continent. Representatives present individually and collectively to discuss, collaborate and celebrate the contributions of technical women. Hence, Global Tech Women presents VOICES conference! A virtual conference that begins in Australia and moves around the world over 30 hours adding women’s voices on regional, national and international topics.

Global Tech Women was founded in 2012 with the aim to reduce gender gap and increase representation of women in computer science and engineering on global scale. It believes in providing solutions to the persistent problems faced by technical women and help each other in providing roadmap for personal advancement and career objectives based on her own definition of success. Its mission is to create a global network of inspired, connected and self-actualized technical women.
Dr. Bushra Anjum of FAST-NU Lahore Campus along with Saima Mushtaq (alumni of FAST), Ayesha Afzal and Wajiha Kanwal will be representing the technical women of and from Pakistan. Come and join the conversation !
Let's Talk Listen Connect: We are made of Pakistan.