About Us History of S3H

History of S3H

The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) is a leading educational institution of Pakistan. It embodies a vision of becoming a leader in providing cutting edge education in emerging and traditional fields of sciences and technology as well as social sciences and humanities.

The School of Social Sciences & Humanities (S3H) being part of Pakistan’s top notch institution- NUST, traces its history back to 1999, when NUST Institute of Management Sciences (NIMS) was established. NIMS was renamed as NUST Business School (NBS) in 2008 and was moved from Rawalpindi to the lush green NUST H-12 campus in Islamabad.

In 2013, the university felt the need to have a proper institution devoted to social sciences, so five departments: economics; mass communication; behavioural sciences; government and public policy; and development studies –operating under NBS were combined to form S3H.  Along with that, the school now also has Chinese studies center working under its banner. The school relocated to its own new, state-of-the-art building
in 2015 and since then is committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction across the social sciences and humanities. The school recently has established a new Law department in 2020.

Our interdisciplinary faculty areas of expertise include economics, psychology, career counselling, environmental and energy policy, digital media, journalism, international relations, development studies, law and linguistics.

We pride ourselves on providing students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on educational experiences and apply academic concepts, strategies and techniques practically to contemporary real-world issues.

In less than a decade, S3H
 has made its mark as one of the premier schools of social sciences in Pakistan and a training ground par excellence for future leaders.