Karakoram International University Gilgit-Baltistan

The University was established in 2002 in Gilgit, situated in the mountainous areas of Pakistan. -Its training and education focus is primarily on mountain environment and resource development with contextual relevance and field-based experience. The main campus is situated against a dramatic backdrop of steep mountains at the confluence of the Gilgit and Hunza rivers. KIU has sub-campuses in Hunza, Diamer, and Khizer increasing diversity around the province. 

At present, the university has three faculties: Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences & Engineering, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Under these faculties, various undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degree programs are offered.

KIU is committed to providing local and indigenous related studies such as Gem-stones cutting, Jewelry designing, Wood-cutting, Wood-crafting, and Mining techniques./system/files/uni%20logo%20.png

KIU is also offering courses that are the need and demand of modern times including Forestry, Pasture-management, Grassland- management, Mining-engineering, and Geological engineering.