Welcome to Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies, UOP

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The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) is envisioned to bring Peace into the society by incorporating alternative conflict resolution mechanisms to the curriculum. The University of Peshawar is the pioneering institution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa offering academic programs under the auspices of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) with the objective of producing both Innovative Researches and offering Academic Programs at the under-graduate and post-graduate levels. The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies aims to attract and develop those groups of students who wish to deepen their understandings of the processes involved in conflicts and are interested in sharpening their knowledge of how to manage conflicts constructively. It offers the conjectural foundations that emboss the essential social psychological routes involved in understanding and managing conflicts at all levels i.e. interpersonal, intergroup, organizational, and international.


Peace & Conflict; the quintessence of life of any individual from any walk of life & in any society form a life process that can shake it to the core or mend it. Conflicts arise as a result of poor communication between parties/countries/individuals. Peace is a permanent underlying objective each entity aims to attain. The intricate relationship between peace and conflict and the understanding, measuring, processing and exhibition of the sound status of that relationship is not a simple task. It is maintained through the possession of proper machinery to handle and tackle conflicts and incorporate peace into the living cells of society.

Therefore, the need to organize a field by the title “Peace and Conflict studies” became more and more inevitable with increase in globalization and modernization of a once conservative world order. Hence, in the 1960s, Social Sciences branches out into another field that microscopically deals with interpersonal interactions, mesoscopically within countries and macroscopically among civilizations.

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