The Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) is a fully Chartered Institute established through a Legislative Act of the Sindh 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).
BusinessWeek, the leading international business magazine, has listed SZABIST among the best business schools in the world for six years (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 & 2008). SZABIST is one of the top 20 business schools in Asia recognized by BusinessWeek. Only two business schools from Pakistan are listed in BusinessWeek.
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, Asiaweek. 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 BusinessWeek, Asiaweek, Asia Inc. and CNN.
SZABIST has signed Articulation Agreement with the University of Wales, UK. SZABIST has also signed MoUs with the State University of New York, USA; University of London, 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 3500 degrees have been awarded by SZABIST to date.
SZABIST Dubai Campus is located in Dubai International Academic City in building 10. In October 2003, the first academic session commenced at the Dubai Knowledge Village Campus in the Faculties of Management Sciences and Computer Sciences. The Dubai Campus further expanded to its new Campus in Dubai International Academic City block 10.