The Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020 has been revealed. Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan is amongst the top 100 universities. QAU is ranked at 85th position amongst the world’s top universities.
The ranking was based on 13 performance indicators including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. QAU score in No. of FTE students, No. of students per staff, International students, Female-Male ratio was 14,694, 24.8, 1%, and 57:43 respectively.
In the overall university ranking, Mainland China has increased its dominance. Also, universities from South Africa and Saudi Arabia ranked high.
Universities from China secured 14 places in the top 30 Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020. At the top spot stood Tsinghua University, China, while the second and third position was secured by Peking University and Zhejiang University. Universities from Russia, Taiwan, and South Africa were also featured in the top 10.
The institutions included amongst the Emerging Economies University Rankings are only those that are classified by the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE Group as “advanced emerging”, “secondary emerging” or “frontier”.
On the basis of countries’ average overall score among institutions in the top 200, South Africa is the top performer followed by Saudi Arabia which joined the ranking for the first time after gaining “secondary emerging” status in the FTSE list last year. China is third in the list with a score of 39.3.