The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has climbed four spots as it retains its top position in QS Asia University Rankings 2020.
The top-ranked university in Asia was the National University of Singapore (NUS). The Zhejiang University of China has risen by 7 places to take 6th position.
A subgroup of the QS World University Rankings, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings improved by 68 higher education institutions this year. Thus, it covered 17 different locations.
Around 29 universities are included from Pakistan in the rankings in 2019.
Using 10 different indicators the ranking was constructed that includes the reputation of the academic and employer, faculty-student ratio, citation per paper, paper per faculty, staff with Ph.D., and internationalization.
NUST retains its position as the top university from Pakistan. It shared its position with China’s Shandong University.
Over the past 3 years, NUST has improved its ranking by 29 positions. From 112 in 2017, the NUST ranking has improved to 83 in 2020. Also, NUST is among the top 400 global universities according to the QS World University Rankings.
The other top 5 Pakistani universities in the ranking are Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) at 110, the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) at 111, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology at 151, and the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) at 168.