According to the QS World University Rankings, Pakistan’s sixteen universities made it to the list of four hundred and twenty-six universities of Asia. It is indeed a proud moment for all Pakistanis.
QS or Quacquarelli Symonds annually publishes the ranking of universities across the world. The QS ranking is made of global overall and subject rankings that means it ranks the top universities of the world for various forty-six subjects and five merged faculty areas. It is the only ranking to attain the approval of International Ranking Expert Group. In short to make it to the top of the list of QS rankings is a big achievement for any educational institute.
National University of Science and Technology (NUST) is the foremost Pakistani University positioned at number 91. This makes NUST among the top 100 universities in Asia which is a big accomplishment for the institution.
The other universities of Pakistan are occupying the following positions as shown in the table.
QS World University Rankings: Asia
|91||National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad|
|103||Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)|
|128||Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)|
|190||COMSATS Institute of Information Technology|
|193||University of Karachi|
|200||University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore|
|232||University of the Punjab|
|234||Agha Khan University|
|271-280||Institute of Space Technology|
|291-300||University of Agriculture Faisalabad|
|301-350||NED University of Engineering and Technology|
|301-350||The University of Lahore|
|301-350||University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore|
|351-400||GC University Lahore|
|351-400||Mehran University of Engineering and Technology|
Six universities of Pakistan made it to the top 1000 universities in the world, even in this list NUST is in the top 500s and the other five in the later positions.
QS World University Rankings
|431-440||National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad|
|701-750||Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)|
|801-1000||University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore|
|801-1000||University of Karachi|
|801-1000||The University of Lahore|
It has its own set of unique attributes which are designed in such a way to measure the challenges and issues faced by the university in a region. Also, it keeps an eye for the university’s mission, research, publications, teaching, faculty, and internationalization. After analyzing all these factors, it ranks the universities accordingly.
QS Metrics for World University Rankings
|Merices||Weight-age in %|
|Faculty to Student Ratio||20%|
|Citations per Faculty||20%|
|Foreign Student Ratio||5%|
|Foreign Faculty Ratio||5%|
QS Indicators for Asian University Rankings
|Indicators||Weight-age in %|
|Faculty to Student Ratio||15%|
|Papers per Faculty||10%|
|Citations per Paper||10%|
|Staff with PhD||5%|
|Ratio of Foreign Students||2.5%|
|Foreign Faculty Ratio||2.5%|
|Outbound Exchange Pupils||2.5%|
|Inbound Exchange Students||2.5%|
Let us hope that may all the Pakistani universities grow enough to attain much-improved positions on the next rankings list by QS.