HUFUS’ mission is to support higher education in Pakistan through support of Habib University, Pakistan’s first not-for-profit, liberal arts and sciences university and a unique example of American educational tradition and quality in Pakistan. Habib University also follows U.S. practice in offering opportunity to young men and women of exceptional promise from disadvantaged economic backgrounds: Scholarships and financial aid are granted to 90% of its students.

HUFUS believes the education of young men and women, particularly those for whom opportunity and hope have traditionally been denied, is essential to building a stable and liberal society in Pakistan and crucial to Pakistan's emergence as a reliable member of the international community. We appeal to all Americans, particularly the Pakistani-American diaspora, to join us in supporting these efforts to ensure that Habib University will continue to fulfill its mission of U.S.-style liberal arts education, academic excellence and need-blind admission without interruption as well as to promote U.S.-Pakistani ties and understanding.



Azra Raza was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She is Chan Soon-Shiong Professor of Medicine and Director of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Center at Columbia University. Dr. Raza has previously been associated with Roswell Park Cancer Institute, University of Cincinnati, Rush University, and the University of Massachusetts.

She is a scientist as well as a practicing oncologist, and has published the results of her laboratory and clinical research in prestigious, peer reviewed journals (262 full-length papers, 15 book chapters, 535 abstracts, and editor of a book devoted to MDS). She is the recipient of a number of awards including Distinguished Services in the Field of Research and Clinical Medicine award from Dow Medical College (2014) and was a Hope Funds for Cancer Research honoree in 2012. She serves on numerous National and International panels as a reviewer, consultant and advisor.