The Salim Habib University (Formerly Barrett Hodgson University) is a private, not-for-profit institution established and supported by The Salim Habib Education Foundation. The University aspires to be an exemplary institution for learning in Pakistan and a regional leader in the selected disciplines it pursues.

SHU aims to transform the lives of its students such that they go on to become leaders who contribute productively to society and lead future generations to prosperity. The faculty, staff and students at SHU thrive due to its unparalleled standards of excellence rooted in an entrepreneurial culture of openness, collaboration, and innovation.

SHU offers degree programs of PharmD, BE Biomedical Engineering, BS Biosciences, BS Computer Science, BBA, BS Accounting & Finance, MBA, M. Phil. Pharmacology, M. Phil. Biosciences, ME Biomedical Engineering and MS Computer Science. The teaching faculty at SHU comprises of foreign-qualified PhD holders who have extensive academic and research experience from renowned globally top-ranked universities.

The Salim Habib University

is an exciting new initiative located at Korangi Creek, Karachi. Spanning over six acres of lush landscaping, it has a purpose-built, ultra-modern five-storey academic block with thirty-one state-of-the-art labs, an extensive physical and digital library, and an enriching environment that is conducive to learning.

The University is situated in a secure, peaceful location, ensuring that students will be able to study in a serene setting away from the busy, noisy crowds in Karachi, and will also be able participate in healthy extracurricular activities and sports, as the institution houses a fully-equipped gymnasium, a basketball court, squash courts, and other recreational facilities.





Students can gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience through the use of our top-of-the-line laboratories, which are equipped with cutting edge apparatus. We have a total of thirty-one labs, designed to provide hands-on training for every discipline of study offered at the University. Our multidisciplinary labs include ICT Labs for general purposes, projects, and software development, engineering labs, biochemistry, bioscience, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, pharmaceutics, and histology labs, and instrumentation, anatomy, skills, and simulation labs. Apart from these state-of-the-art science labs, we also have a language lab and a trading lab for business students to delve into the world of securities and derivatives.

Sports Facilities

SHU has world-class sports facilities including squash, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and badminton courts, a fully-equipped gymnasium, a jogging track and a lush green football ground. The University believes that sports is instrumental in instilling in students a number of desired qualities, such as teamwork, goal-orientation, and a healthy level of competitiveness, and that it also provides students with an enjoyable way to spend free time that promotes their physical and mental wellbeing, and so it puts a lot of emphasis on sports and recreation. We are sure that these facilities will provide wholesome and fulfilling experiences to our students, and add value to their university life.

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Education at SHU is not limited to academics alone. SHU encourages students to participate wholeheartedly in extracurricular activities and gives them the freedom and a number of platforms to discover themselves, play to their strengths, hone their skills, identify and overcome their weaknesses, and learn the fine science of team dynamics.

At SHU, we have the philosophy that true transformational learning takes place beyond the parameters of the classroom. This is where analytical minds are developed, and critical thinking skills are instilled in students. To this end, the University hosts numerous interactive events, thought-provoking lectures, innovative research sessions, workshops, seminars, training sessions, research colloquia, and a lot more, in order to ensure that students receive holistic learning.

We have a stimulating environment that allows students to bloom, to pursue their passions, and to figure out what they want to do in life. We also give them the freedom to tailor their scheme of studies based on their interests and to take up independent research projects. We are highly committed to ensuring that once students graduate from SHU, they are fully equipped with all the tools required to lead a successful professional and personal life in the modern world.

SHU provides an optimal learning environment in which students discover, develop and refine their intellectual, academic and entrepreneurial skills as well as their leadership potential, and become productive, responsible, well-rounded, and professionally competent individuals who are able to take on leadership roles in various fields of their choice, establish successful entrepreneurial ventures, contribute to society in every way, and succeed in all they set out to achieve.