LAHORE: Pakistan’s 10 public and private sector universities have maintained their position in the QS World University Rankings 2022 with slight improvements.
According to the Dawn newspaper, 3 universities are in the 355-500 rank, one in the 651-700, three in the 801-1000 and several in the 1001 and above.
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad has maintained a high position among Pakistani universities in the QS World University Rankings which is at 355 rank.
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) is next with 373 rank while Quaid-e-Azam University is third with 454 rank.
Lahore University of Management Sciences is between 651-700 ranking while Comcast University Islamabad, University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore and Punjab University are between 801-1000 ranking.
Besides, Agricultural University Faisalabad, Karachi University and Lahore University are in the top rankings from 1000.
QS rankings take into account academic performance (40%), employee performance (10%), student and faculty rate (20%), international faculty rate (5%) and foreign student rate (5%) Is configured.
The QS World University Rankings are a ranking of universities published annually by the British company Coquarelli Symonds (QS).
The 2022 edition covered 1673 universities in 93 locations and finally ranked 1300.
Only 10 Pakistani institutions are included in this list.
It should be noted that Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) only recognizes the ranking of QS World University.
Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Niaz Ahmed claimed that the QS World Ranking of the University has improved by 16 in the year 2022.
He said that this university is ranked among 61.6% of universities in the world and this is a significant achievement.
He said that the number of research publications in the university has increased due to the promotion of research culture and for the first time in its history, the university has allocated a hefty amount of Rs. 38 crore for research.
He also lauded Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood, Chairman, PU Ranking Committee, for his efforts to improve the ranking of the university.