Former Pakistan cricketer turned politician Imran Khan will be installed as the Chancellor of the University of Bradford on Wednesday.
Imran Khan will confer degrees at ceremonies twice a year
He will succeed Baroness Betty Lockwood as the university's official head in the ceremony and be the fifth person to hold the post.
Vice-chancellor Prof Chris Taylor, said: "Imran will be a role model for young people in the university."
The installation will take place at the Great Hall on the main campus.
During the 1970s, Imran Khan became a leading cricketer and was made Pakistan captain in 1981.
He retired from cricket in 1992 and moved into politics in 1996, launching Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (Pakistani Justice Movement).
Bradford University was founded in 1966, but its roots go back to the early 19th Century.
It has 10,000 students of whom nearly one-in-four are from overseas.