Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan is an HEC recognized university of Pakistan charted in 2013. The vision of the university is to become a world class university in agriculture and allied sciences by providing effective systems and leadership for professional learning, research, entrepreneurship, and community service. The university follows the core values of diversity, integration, engagement, resourcing, due diligence, transparency, and impact assessment.

Since 2016, MNSUAM has been rapidly advancing and has quickly gained a reputation as one of the fastest-growing academic institutions in the country. The university's advancement has been verified by the reports and evaluations from HEC, Accreditation Council, the Agriculture Department, the government representatives, and local and foreign experts. The university has also emerged in international rankings, including Time Higher Education Rankings 2022, WURI (World Universities with Real Impact), and UI GreenMetric Ranking, as an environmentally sustainable university.

The MNSUAM main campus is located at Old Shujabad Road in Multan. The campus includes undergraduate academic block, graduate research block, central lab system, research farm, administration block, student hostels, library, central mosque, and employees housing facility. The campus expansion work has started building National Centre for Genomics and Speed Breeding, another Academic Block, a Girl’s Hostel, and a Sports Complex. Moreover, a solar energy plant has been installed for energy conservation and sustainable eco-friendly environment at the campus. The main campus has a geographical advantage of lying in the center of different wings of Punjab Agriculture Department including Central Cotton Research Institute, Cotton Research Station, Agricultural Mechanization Research Institute, Soil and Water Testing Laboratory, Directorate of Water Management, Agricultural Extension Wing, Pest Warning and Quality Control of Pesticides, Fisheries Department, Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department. All these research and extension offices along with the University’s main campus are known as Agriculture Complex, aiming to facilitate the farming community of the region. The University also has a research and outreach station spanning 500 acres at Jalalpur Pirwala.

The university offers 60 undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and the current enrollment is about 7000. The university has 150 faculty members, most of them are PhD from various technologically advanced countries. The University thrives in quality teaching, learning, and research on campus. It has established a center of Genomics and Speed Breeding, Center for Agricultural Sustainability in South Punjab, Fruit and Tree Breeding Centre and the Department of Outreach and Continuing Education to strengthen its research and outreach initiatives. The Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization has been recognized by HEC Pakistan and is working to improve the research capabilities of faculty. The Quality Enhancement Cell ensures high-quality education through careful assessments and real-time evaluations. The Directorate of Student Affairs supports students with admission, course selection, registration, financial assistance, and the Career Development Center helps students find employment after graduation. About 70% of undergraduate students are engaged by the industry and progressive farmers on paid internships in their final semester. The Career Development Centre frequently organizes Job Fairs where university graduates are hired by the private and public sector organizations. Also, a fair number of university graduates has initiated their own entrepreneurial startups. The Business Incubation Center encourages organizes business plan competitions incubates with the help of HEC and local industry. The BIC has incubated more than 15 promising starts ups for their further development into the accelerating companies. 

Research and outreach activities include research projects, publications, workshops, seminars, and conferences. Faculty members are doing basic and applied research projects funded by national and international funding bodies including HEC, PARB, PSF, SUPARCO, Pak-ltaly, PHEC, ICIMOD, FAO, ACIAR, DIFID, DAAD. The faculty and postgraduate students are engaged with the industry for applied research. The annual impact factor research publications exceed 300, on an average three publications per faculty member per year and 10 patents have been filed for registration to date. 

The University frequently organizes national and international conferences, ideas and business plan competitions and national and international webinars. Moreover, capacity building and mentoring activities for faculty members, training sessions for students/researchers under the Central Lab System, and outreach and recreational activities are organized at regular intervals. The outreach activities include Mango Festivals, DICE Business Plan Competition, farmers training on Ultra High Density Planting and honey beekeeping, farmer advisory, industry consultancy, and working with communities through social action plans on various socio-economic opportunities.

MNSUAM rigorously engages with and serves the community. The University strongly commits to public service and regularly involves the community in its academic and non-academic activities. The community initiatives of kitchen gardening, organic vegetables through hydroponic and on-farm production, and urban forestry have been among the top projects. Last year, the University stood one step ahead in its efforts to reach out to deprived people who faced unprecedented devastation caused by heavy rains and floods. The students and faculty members went beyond the hill torrent areas to conduct flood relief and rehabilitation activities, including ration drives, health and veterinary camps, and agricultural inputs for land. The Government of Pakistan acknowledged the community services, and one of the Rover Scouts of the University was awarded Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Hero Award in 2022. 

The university has strengthened its academic and research collaborations and signed MoCs/agreements with national and international organizations, including universities like University of California Davis, University of Georgia, University of Sydney, Charels Sturt University, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Tang Chinese Education & Technology Ltd, FAO. Selcuk University, etc. Academia-Industry linkages are a major focus of the university. The major industry partners include Syngenta, Corteva, BASF, Engro, FFC, Fatima Fertilizers, Volka Foods, Mehmood Textile, Coloney Textile, Farm Dynamics etc. The university faculty is engaged with the farming community for productivity enhancement and value addition through cluster farming. Along with local and global engagement, the MNSUAM aims to become a center of excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship, providing resources and support for startups and incubators to develop social enterprises. The train its graduates for better citizenry the university emphasizes on experiential learning, active citizenship education, and social and religious tolerance.