The Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) is a fully Chartered Institute established through a Legislative Act of the Pakistan Assembly (Sindh Act No. XI of 1995) and is approved and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, as a degree granting institution.
SZABIST has campuses in Karachi, Islamabad, Larkana and Dubai (UAE). SZABIST is a registered member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), Paris; Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London; Federation of the Universities of Islamic World (FUIW) Rabat; Asia University Federation (AUF), Seoul; and the Association of SAARC Universities (ASU).
Business Week, the leading international business magazine, has listed SZABIST among the best business schools of the world for five consecutive years (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006). SZABIST is one of the top 20 business schools from Asia recognized by Business Week. Only two business schools from Pakistan are listed in Business Week.
Asia Inc, a leading Asian Magazine, has ranked SZABIST among the top MBA Schools of South Asia in its Asia's Best MBA Schools Survey for two consecutive years (2003, 2004). SZABIST is one of the top 15 business schools from South Asia ranked in Asia Inc.
SZABIST is also ranked among the best Science and Technology and MBA schools in Asia by the CNN-Time publication Asia week. SZABIST is also listed in the CNN Executive Education Schools. SZABIST thus has the unparalleled honor of being the only Pakistani Institute to be recognized internationally by Business Week, Asia week, Asia Inc. and CNN.
SZABIST has signed Articulation Agreements with the University of Wales, UK and the University of Northampton, UK. SZABIST has also signed MoUs with the State University of New York, USA; University of London, UK; University of Luton, UK; Philippines Women University, Philippines; and the Asian Academy of Film & Television, India.
SZABIST today is identified as a major university comprising of four campuses (including one foreign campus) three diploma centers, three intermediate colleges and one research center. Over 3000 degrees have been awarded by SZABIST to date.
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology shall be a world class institute recognized globally for its excellence in education, scholarship in research and distinction in service.
The Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology has been established with the objectives of producing highly qualified, scientific and technical personnel to meet the country's requirements; of conducting state-of-the-art scientific and technological research and development in support of the private and public sector; of providing hi-tech scientific and technological assistance to the Pakistan industry to enable it to compete with the world industries in global trading; of providing highly trained scientific and technological personnel to be able to attract the growth of high-tech industries and foreign and Pakistani investment; and of providing a sound socio-economic and scientific base and infrastructure to Pakistan to be able to meet the economic and technological challenges of the 21st century.