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Goal 11
Sustainable Cities & Communities

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for everyone.

Committed to the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goal, Iqra University is making its mark by embedding SDGs within our governance, teaching, community initiatives, research and partnerships. Following programmes and events are led by IU Faculty, Staff and Students in the area of Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities.

Open & Free Learning & Recreational Spaces for the Community

Iqra University upholds its reputation as one of the finest, state of the art built higher studies institution, we not only believe in providing equal educational opportunities to students enrolled with us but also providing FREE & OPEN Access to communities too – where an individual is provided a proper space and support to read & learn with respect & dignity.

Open & Free Vocational & Technical Training programmes for Pakistan’s Youth to Grow & Prosper

With changing dynamics of industry and labour practices, the need for hands-on, practical Vocational & Technical Training are setting a new benchmark in human potential & economic development. In order to fulfil the gap of skilled workforce Iqra University has two dedicated vocational training programmes.Furthering our work in community health, we have partnered with hospitals and related community organisations to extend our free community healthcare services.

Skilling Pakistan: Kamyab Jawaan Pakistan 

Pathway to a Practical Future Iqra Center for Emerging Products & Technologies (ICEPT)

Designs telling Tales of Identities & Intricacies

Our school of fashion & interior design is a hub of the country’s best design ideas & projects representing and identifying the diverse culture, heritage and history; merging with contemporary practices. From original ideation to intricate detailing, each project tells its own unique tale of identity and individualism contributing towards the country’s vast cultural scene.

Responsible Fashion Practices

Our design students & graduates are not only great designers but also environment conscious humans who understand their responsibility towards creating a sustainable future. Henceforth, we have partnered with leading Textile manufacturers of the country to come up with some creative and culturally appropriate ideas to recycle denim and produce reusable clothings.

Recognising our Art and Celebrating our Heritage

We have a collectivist culture, that is characterised by a strong sense of interdependence and diversity; from Buddhism to Modernisation Pakistan is testament of diverse identities and cultures which collided to form our rich & colourful heritage. Being an institution, cultivating young minds, we actively participate to preserve and promote local culture (language, dress, food, customs, and traditions), we celebrate various cultural-related events all year long. The students and faculty make their contribution to promote their own traditional cultural dance, music, food, and dress.

History and Architecture of Makli

Looking back at our Past

A major part of our identity is going back to our roots and sharing our stories of struggle & independence with our young generation to make them realise their responsibility towards freedom and the country.

A fraternity of Young Filmmakers

Being one of the country’s leading producers of talented media creators, our Media graduates are astoundingly talented individuals recognized globally for their Short Films and Songs. In the year 2021, IU Media Alumni Safar Ali Danish, belonging from Pakistan’s ethnic minority community of Hazara have created Parvaz-e-Darshab, a short film about the struggles of a Young Hazara Girl working to generate respectable income for her family. The short film has already won 9 International Awards and been featured in more than 10 countries. Similarly, in previous years, IU Media Graduates have presented some awe inspiring short films on Pakistan social issues and everyday reality.

Parvaz e Darshab (Flying in Darkness) | A film by Safar Ali Danish

Morning Star With Azfar Rehman | Filmmaker Safar Ali Danish | TVOne Morning Show

Music for Generations

Every story is only well told when it’s compared with soul pleasing music – our young storytellers are songwriters and musicians who craft their emotions and creativity into songs. Our media department has a specific focus on highlighting young talent and help them kick start their careers in the Music industry.

Our Creations

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