Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings has ranked NED University of Engineering and Technology among the world’s top 200 universities. In an official statement issued on Wednesday this was stated by the university.
The University of Agriculture Faisalabad, the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology and the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences were also ranked among the top 200-300 institutions.
Also in the United Nation’s (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), COMSATS University and Government College University Lahore was included.
The universities were assessed as per the UN’S SDGs and the criteria set was based upon three areas that is of research, outreach, and stewardship.
In its first edition of the ranking, the performance of the universities was evaluated on 11 of them.
They are good health and well-being SDG 3, gender equality SDG 5, decent work and economic growth SDG 8, industry, innovation and infrastructure SDG 9, reduced inequalities SDG 10, sustainable cities and communities SDG 11, responsible consumption and production SDG 12, climate action SDG 13, peace, justice and strong institutions SDG 16 and partnerships for the goals SDG 17.
The overall table was calculated by combining the score in SDG 17 with the top 3 scores of the rest of the 10 SDGs. This is how the final score of the universities was calculated. SDG 17 account for 22% of the total score while all other SDGs carry 26% weight each.