The National defence University Islamabad (NDU), is a publicly funded military institution, dedicated to the study and research in military science, Geo-strategy and international relations.

Founded in 1970 as a staff college, it gained university status in 2007 and it is jointly funded by the Education commission and the defence ministry. The university’s mission is to impart higher education in police and strategy formulation at various tiers with emphasis on national security and defence, alongwith the multidisciplinary programs that include Health Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Computer Sciences, Management Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Psychology and Maritime Studies.

An MOU was signed on 12th October, 2017 between NDU and DHA Bahawalpur. Soon NDU will start its purpose built Bahawalpur campus at this mega project. The NDU Bahawalpur Campus will act as catalyst in providing international level education to the students of South Punjab at their door step.