The University of Management and Technology (UMT) has its roots in the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), which was established in Lahore in 1990. Spurred on by the great success of ILM, the institution applied for a University Charter, which was granted to it in 2004.
UMT is a project of the ILM Trust. It is an independent, not-for-profit private organization. Its degrees are fully recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. In September 2007, HEC awarded "W" Category to UMT. UMT now ranks among the few select universities in the country in this category.
The University of Management and Technology (UMT) is one of the premier higher education institutions in the country. It is an urban, co-educational institution that is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research. It provides a wide range of degree programs that match international standards.
The University takes pride in its institutional climate and academic culture. It provides a friendly and highly supportive environment to its students. There are ample opportunities for positive interaction between students and faculty. UMT encourages students to be receptive to new ideas, to ask objective questions and to pay attention to detail in order to infuse participants with an aptitude for lifelong learning. It values freedom of speech, permits dissent and welcomes diversity of views. It aims to produce well-rounded individuals who can make positive contributions to society on a personal and professional level.
UMT believes that a University has a primary role in producing citizens who will be leaders and decision-makers of the future. More than anything else, UMT is proud of its high-quality academic programs. The curriculum not only provides a solid foundation of the disciplines involved but also imparts specific skills and specializations that the students are looking for.
The University responds to change both in the workplace and in academic scholarship. Its courses are highly demanding and relevant to the requirements of the modern work environment. At UMT, life-long learning is not merely a slogan. UMT provides a basis for the professional development of both teachers and students.