NUMS is a broad-based university with particular emphasis on ‘understanding and improving life’, as our motto goes. It has an important role to play in the health care sector in Pakistan. It is envisioned to help bring in improvements in education, creation of hitherto largely missing research infrastructure, and establishment of a university run health care delivery system as an adjunct to the existing federal and provincial systems, to help improve enhance its capacity and improve the quality. The concept of ‘one globe-one health’ care is comprehensively addressed at NUMS through inclusion of the veterinary sciences. NUMS’ undertakings are multifarious but necessary; medical, nursing, allied health, veterinary, biomedical technologies, genetics and biological sciences. Emphasis is being laid on the basic, pure and applied sciences. These are linked with studies in Philosophy, education, humanities, psychosocial and behavioural sciences, and multidisciplinary studies. NUMS bears a heavy responsibility to ensure quality of its educational offerings and training, innovation and pertinence in its research; that serve the neediest areas of the country and humanity at large. All those who join NUMS will be provided equal opportunities to grow as rounded individuals and the best care givers, taking merit and transparency as our guiding principles. We intend to instill, in our staff and students, a passion to be of service to mankind while embarking on a challenging but satisfying career. With our diversely experienced faculty at NUMS’ constituent and affiliated institutes, our students will be trained to pay attention to detail with a view to becoming a reference point for health care related studies in the country. At NUMS, we are working hard to push the boundary of knowledge, investing time and energy in creating a learning environment in all our fields of study and research. We intend to rise to the expectations of our society. As the leader of the university, I welcome you all to be part of NUMS, to carve out a promising future for yourself and humanity at large.