Northern University, Nowshera is formed by EDR Trust and is chartered by Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in private sector. It was established in the year 2002 and is recognized by HEC as a degree awarding university operated in the private sector. The institute offers equivalent programs that target engineering, science and technology, physiology, social sciences, humanities and various ancillary disciplines.
The university has two campuses in Nowshera. The main campus is located at Wattar Valai Ziarat Kaka Sahib Road, Nowshera. The city campus is located in the heart of the city and is easily accessible via public transport. The foundation of the main campus was established in April 2005 by the Governor NWFP, Mr. Khaleel Ur Rahman. The university currently has four faculties, adequate facilities to become a center of excellence among other institutions.
The mission of Northern University Nowshera is to facilitate students to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to solve the challenges of the new millennium and improve academic standards by implementing self-regulatory quality enhancement processes.
Northern University provides a very homogenous environment to develop the creative abilities of the students. For this the university has to go through several stages. One of them is comfortable and well equipped classrooms equipped with modern educational facilities like multimedia projectors, overhead projectors, audio-visual facilities etc.