Sustainability at GCU


The education and services offered by the university are accessible to all despite of their race, religion, ethnicity or any other affiliation. We take pride in having most diverse campus population consisting of students and employees from various castes, creeds, cultures, languages, nationalities and backgrounds living in peace and harmony.


Research Initiatives for Quality Education

We, at GC University, Lahore, are committed to deliver a better society and a better world through advanced research on Quality Education under the directorship of Office of Research Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC).

In line with the target 4a of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we are striving hard to promote research in Sustainable Development for Higher Education that could help in upgrading the education facilities for children and persons with disabilities using Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Wireless Sensors to evolve Personalized and Adaptive Activity Recognition and Information Agents. Quality higher education influences individuals both socially and politically, the socio-political dynamics of education also impact society at large .

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Higher Education Events

GC University, Lahore is at the forefront of Leveraging Higher Education Institutions to Kick Start Inclusive Growth in Pakistan to promote equitable opportunities, growth and development as well as need of policies to address the related issues.
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Faculty Development Programs

Faculty Development Program

Various seminars, workshops and meeting are held to keep the university faculty well-informed, motivated and encouraged to strive hard to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Such gatherings and events are a source of continuous learning for the faculty and researchers.
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Educational Student Societies

The Government College University, Lahore embodies a wide range of student societies at university and departmental levels that provides the students rich opportunities for educational development. These societies continuously organize events to ensure that university provides the rightful stewardship within and outside the university for a better educated society (Read more…).
The names of a few active societies are as follows:

  • Debating Society
  • Reading Book Club
  • Literary Society
  • Library Society
  • Ravians’ Quiz Society
  • Punjabi Majlis
  • Sondhi Translation Society
  • Education Society



Leadership and Civic Education for Youth

The University in collaboration with Shaoor Foundation conducted trainings spanning a whole month to school and college students on the theme of Leadership and Civic Education for different schools and colleges. The training focused on empowering youth and instilling leadership skills and a civic sense among them that could aid them in becoming active and informed citizens.
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Public Events

GC University acts as a vanguard in providing lifelong learning to general public through hosting of community educational events, such as, weekly live Dars-e-Quran to educate general public on how to live as a responsible and sensible citizen. GC University, Lahore, in collaboration with BARGAD, Public-Event-A organized a provincial level dialogue titled “Youth Leadership on Campuses” promoting the youth involvement in policy-making.

The university is always on the cutting edge to provide our youth a clear perspective about economic and financial dynamics of the country. The university, through the academic departments and student societies, organizes enlightening public seminars and webinars on various aspects of the economy and fiscal policy.

Certifications and Diplomas

GC University offers executive education programs and vocational training events that are open to general public. The University offers Diploma Programmes in various categories to both male and female candidates. These diplomas and certificates include PGD in English Language Teaching (ELT), Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adult Psychotherapy, Diploma in Pakistan Public-Event-A Affairs, Diploma in Forensic Chemistry, Certificate in Urdu for Foreigners, Certificate in Arabic, Certificate in Painting, Drawing Course, and language courses for French, German, Chinese and Russian languages.
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Department of Political Science, GCU, Lahore has established a Centre of Excellence for China Studies in collaboration with Higher Education Department covering a wide range of subjects of interest and intensive research to increase awareness about Chinese Language, socio-cultural, economic, and political system. Centre of Excellence for China Studies offers a certificate in Chinese Language and a diploma in China Studies.
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We are signing MoUs and agreements with national and international universities and research organizations since 2002 to facilitate students & faculties for collaborative research projects, sharing of archives and publications on global issues through joint seminars, workshops and conferences
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Following is the list of a few MoUs and agreements with international and national universities:

  • Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
  • University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg, Germany
  • Nigde Omer Halisdemir University, Turkey
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri, IMO State, Nigeria
  • University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • University of Patras, Greece
  • Henan University, Kaifeng, People's Republic of China
  • Payame Noor University, Tehran Iran
  • Usak University, Usak, Turkey
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • The University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Education Outreach Activities beyond Campus

Youth Leadership on Campuses

The university takes the proud lead in focusing on the development challenges faced by young people in Pakistan and less participation of female students in the working of student societies on campuses. GC University Lahore hosted a provincial level policy-dialogue, in collaboration with the Bargad Organization, inviting students, policy makers and academicians on the topic of "Youth Leadership on Campuses".
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Promote Culture of Reading Books

University actively engages in events to promote the Culture of Book Reading through webinars and on-campus events to encourage the youth to develop the habit of book reading in them. The university, in collaboration with its GCU Library Society and GCU Book Club conducted such webinars during COVID-19 pandemic to promote the youth to avail the opportunity of book reading during lockdowns.

COVID-19 Awareness Campaign

The university conducts beyond campus educational and awareness activities through its own platform and the student societies on regular basis. The cabinet members of Environment Protection Society, GC University, Lahore came forward to launch a COVID-19 awareness campaign. In this difficult time, from President to juniors, all members did their best to serve the community.
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SMOG Awareness Campaign

Environment Protection Society (EPS) & Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC), Government College University, Lahore in collaboration with Primary and Secondary Heath Care Department, Govt. of Punjab, organized an awareness seminar followed by an awareness walk on “Prevention of Smog”. This initiative has been taken to raise awareness regarding prevention and control of smog.
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Producing Learned Teachers

We are one of the leading institutes in Pakistan that produces number of professionals who receive a degree that would entitle them to teach at primary school level in their country. We not only produce teaching staff for primary schools but we also produce highly qualified academics who serve in higher education institutes.
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First-Generation Students

Lahore serves as a centre of education for province of Punjab as well as Pakistan. Many students come here to study from the most remote and under-privileged areas of Pakistan. Many of them are those who are the first person to ever in to the higher education and university. GC University has a good share of producing such students as well.