UIPH was established by the University of Lahore in 2009. The center got approved from Higher Education Commission and Pakistan Medical & Dental Council for its programs in Master of Science in Medical Education (MME), Masters in Public Health (MPH) and Masters in International Health (MIH).

The first batch of students in the above mentioned programs was inducted in year 2012 and since then three batches have been taken and the senior most batches will be graduating this year. The institute has broadened its horizons and is now starting Certificate Course in Health Professions Education (CHPE).