One Pakistan varsity makes it to top 100 QS Asia ranking

Published November 27, 2020
The National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad. — Photo courtesy HEC website
The National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad. — Photo courtesy HEC website

LAHORE: Only one university from Pakistan has made it to the top 100 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Asia University Ranking for 2021.

The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) secured a spot on the list at 76.

This year’s ranking of the top Asian universities features 650 institutions, making it the biggest Asia ranking ever published. As many as 39 other universities from Pakistan also have made it to the ranking.

This year’s ranking has been formulated using 11 indicators - academic reputation (30pc), employer reputation (20pc), faculty/student ratio (10pc), international research network (10pc), citations per paper (10pc) and papers per faculty (5pc), staff with a PhD (5pc), proportion of international faculty (2.5pc) and proportion of international students (2.5pc), proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5pc) and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5pc).

Quaid-i-Azam University, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), COMSAT University Islamabad, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of the Punjab, University of Peshawar, Aga Khan University, University of Agriculture Faisalabad and University of Karachi have been ranked in the 100-300 group.

The University of Lahore, Air University Pakistan, Arid Agriculture University, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Institute of Space Technology, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences and NED University of Engineering and Technology have been ranked in the 300-400 group.

DOW University of Health Sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad, Government College University, Lahore, Riphah International University and University of Central Punjab, University of Malakand, Chakdara, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, have been ranked in the 400-500 group.

Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Iqra University, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, University of Management and Technology, University of Sargodha, University of Jamshoro, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Government College University, Faisalabad, National Textile University, Faisalabad, and Ziauddin University have been placed in the 500-600 group while Islamia College, Peshawar, and Lahore College for Women University stood in the 600-650 group.

Mainland China leads the way with over 120 universities included this year, with India, Japan and South Korea the next most-represented study destinations. Those four destinations combined account for more than 65pc of all ranked institutions this year.

Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2020

Opinion

Police & prosecution
16 Jan 2021

Police & prosecution

Yasin Malik’s case is a revealing example of Modi’s political vendetta.
Changes in privacy policy
16 Jan 2021

Changes in privacy policy

It is indeed a blunder by WhatsApp to move towards a model that is less private than before.
A national dialogue?
15 Jan 2021

A national dialogue?

Fundamental reforms are needed to change the ‘system of spoils’, not save it.

Editorial

16 Jan 2021

Gas liberalisation

AFTER drawing much criticism from both consumers and the opposition over its mismanagement of the energy sector that...
16 Jan 2021

Osama Satti inquiry

THE findings of the judicial inquiry into the Jan 2 killing of 21-year-old Osama Satti in Islamabad merely confirms...
Updated 16 Jan 2021

British MP on IHK

DESPITE sustained efforts by New Delhi’s rulers to remove India-held Kashmir from the global discourse, people of...
Updated 15 Jan 2021

Trump’s impeachment

The impeachment move may well remain symbolic in nature; even then, the symbolism itself is a potent one.
15 Jan 2021

Economic growth

MOODY’S Investors Service expects Pakistan’s economy to grow by a modest 1.5pc in FY2021, much higher than the...
15 Jan 2021

Madressah students

GETTING students of madressahs involved in politics is a bad idea, primarily because seminarians should be...