On May 29th , 2010 the Prime Minister of Pakistan, visited swat and announced the establishment of university of swat. The university came into formal existence at dated 07/07/2010 by the Honorable Governor. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr.Awais Ahmad Ghani with the prior approval of the President of Pakistan. Its first Vice Chancellor Dr. Muhammad Farooq Khan (Shaheed) was appointed on 23/08/2010. Initially the Higher Education Department (HED) handed over two buildings to the university located at saidu sharif swat. The University of Swat own campus is under construction at charbagh. currently the University is residing in different campuses at kanju township.