The University of Lucknow or Lucknow University (LU) (Hindi & Awadhi:लखनऊ विश्वविद्यालय) is a public state university based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Founded in 1867, the University of Lucknow is one of the oldest government owned institutions of higher education in India. LU's main campus is located at Badshah Bagh, University Road area of the city with a second campus at Jankipuram.
LU is a teaching, residential and affiliating university, organized into more than 160 colleges and institutes, located throughout the city and other surrounding areas.
It is affiliated to the University Grants Commission; Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU); Association of Indian Universities (AIU); Distance Education Council (DEC). Other accreditations include the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC); National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE); Bar Council of India (BCI). It was affiliated to UGC in 1921.