The National University of Modern Languages was established as an institute in 1970 to help people communicate and understand each other in different oriental and occidental languages, to assimilate different cultures and to act as springboard for emerging disciplines. Initially, the institute provided language training facilities to personnel of armed forces and other government services of Pakistan. It was upgraded to University on May 29, 2000. In achieving this benchmark of a fully autonomous University, it has crossed many barriers and achieved a status of a seat of learning contributing new knowledge in local and global perspective and now teaches 27 oriental and occidental languages in addition to a number of emerging disciplines. Now, the University has a vibrant and well-grounded research program, offering MS/MPhil and PhD research degrees in various disciplines.
The University is open to all classes and creeds, persons of sex, religion, race, color or persons with physical disabilities without any discrimination.
Located in the South West of the stunning capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad, in the backdrop of Margalla Hills, it is spread over an area of 25 acres. It can accommodate over 10,000 students for on campus education. There are more than 35 teaching departments. There is a unique composition of student body in the University which comprises of foreign students from Saudi Arabia, China, Korea, Iran, Middle East, Central Asia and other countries, a large number of Pakistani students, armed forces personnel and government officers of Pakistan and foreign countries. The University has more than 500 well qualified faculty members to manage the teaching and research activities in various disciplines. The University campus consists of five multi story academic blocks and an IT block. It has four hostels for students’ accommodation. More development /construction plans are in the offering to provide maximum facilities. The library of the university has over 150,000 books with facilities of information communication technology. With a large fleet of buses, it comfortably meets the commuting requirements of both students and faculty members. The University has seven regional campuses in all four provinces of Pakistan. These campuses are fully functional and offering programs in various disciplines.