The university of Azad Jammu & Kashmir is a multi campus and multi-discipline premier public sector university of AJK established in the year 1980. It consists of the main campus based at Muzaffarabad (the Capital of AJK) and four faculties located at its two campuses.
The main campus is a spectral combination of the faculty of Sciences & Engineering, Health & Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The faculty of Sciences includes the academic Departments of Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics, Zoology and the Institute of Geology and faculty of Engineering includes the Software Engineering and Electrical Engineering, While the Kashmir Institute of Economics, Institute of Economics, Institute of Kashmir Studies, Institute of Education; and the Department of Art and design, Business Administration and Psychology form the Humanities and Social Sciences Group. Also located at the main campus are the Lincoln Corner and a high–tech Physics lab.
After experiencing the devastating earthquake of October 08, 2005 the UAJK was temporarily relocated at Islamabad for a year which saved precious academic year of the students. In Dec 2006 the university was shifted back to its original location in Muzaffarabad AJK .With an HEC grant hostels for male, and female students and the faculty were built at Muzaffarabad. The reconstruction of the university of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in the foremost challenge begin faced. The construction of the King Abdullah Campuses at Muzaffarabad is under way with the PC-1 worth RS 5.561 billion out of Saudi fund for Development (SFD).
The Neelum Campus of UAJK located at the district headquarter of Athmuqam was established in September 2013 by launching undergraduate degree program in English, computer sciences and information technology.
On August 01, 2015 the Jhelum valley campus was established at Hattian Bala by offering undergraduate BS degree programs in the academic discipline of English, Education and Computer Sciences.