Spread over an area of more than 50 acres, HITEC University is located at the foot of Margalla Hills only 2 km from Taxila city. Taxila is an ancient city, about 30 km west of the Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi. It is situated on the border of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, just off the Grand Trunk Road. The ancient name of Taxila was “Takshashila” which means the “city of cut stones”. It once had the best universities of the world, including the world’s first University the “Takshashila University”. A number of important industries including Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), Heavy Mechanical Complex (HMC), Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POFs), Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Telephone Industries Pakistan (TIP), FECTO Cement etc. are located in the near vicinity of the University, providing excellent opportunities for academic-industrial linkages. ICAEM'18 is being hosted by HITEC University Taxila. The conference is a two day event starting on 4 September, 2018.
Taxila has excellent transport links with both Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Taxila is located on the outskirts of Islamabad which means that travelling to Taxila is easy whether you are arriving by road, air, bus or train. For details of travel visit the following links:
There are many places to stay in and around Taxila and Islamabad details of which can be found here. HITEC University hostel accommodation will be available to authors only.
Taxila Museum has a priceless collection of Gandhara Artifacts dating from 1st to 7th century CE.
The Dharmarajika Stupa is one of the largest and well known stupas in Taxila.
Carved stone panels depicting life-story of Buddha, are displayed in Taxila Museum.
Khanpur lake is 15 km away from Taxila and offers boating and fishing facilities.