Pakistan’s 11 public and private sector universities have retained their positions in the QS World University Rankings 2022.
As the education system of Pakistan is constantly improving, 11 Pakistani universities featured in QS World University Rankings 2022. Three universities feature in the 355-500 rank band, one in the 651-700, three in the 801-1,000 and as many in 1,001+ rank band.
The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad has retained high position among Pakistani universities in the QS World University Ranking figuring in the 355 rank band. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) stood second and figured in the 373 rank band while the Quaid-i-Azam University grabbed third position and figured in the 454 rank band.
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The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is in the 651-700 rank band while COMSATS University Islamabad, University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore and University of the Punjab are in the 801-1000 rank band. The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, the University of Karachi, the University of Lahore and Bahauddin Zakariya University are in the 1000+ rank band.
The QS rankings are based on six indicators,
- Academic reputation (40pc)
- Employer reputation (10pc)
- Faculty-student ratio (20pc)
- Citations per faculty (20pc)
- Proportion of international students (5pc)
- The proportion of international faculty (5pc)
The QS World University Rankings is a publication of university rankings that is annually published by British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
Moreover, the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) recognizes the QS World University Rankings only.
According to PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed, QS World ranking of the university had improved by 16 percent for the year 2022. He added the university had been counted among top 61.6 percent universities of the world, termed it a landmark achievement.