The history of learning at Taxila goes back into ancient times for example philosophy, arts, religion and culture in great Ghandara civilization:

Taxila is again proving to be a center for seeking knowledge. In ancient times Julian University was the center of excellence of that age; the renaissance in this modern age is the University of Engineering and Technology Taxila.

The University campus is located on the outskirts of Taxila at a distance of 5 km from the city. It is situated near of railway station Mohra Shah Wali Shah on Taxila-Havelian branch line. The campus covers an area of 113 acres and houses all the teaching departments, residential colony for teachers/ employees, student hostels, guesthouse, post office and bank.

The city of Taxila is 35 km from the twin cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi on the main Rawalpindi-Peshawar highway. The University buses commute daily between the campus and the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Wah and Hassan Abdal.