A great achievement in Pakistan education sector, at least thirty six private and public sector universities of Pakistan have been featured Times Higher Education Ranking 2021, marking a major upgrading in the global standing of the country’s varsities.
According to the report released by the Times Higher Education Ranking 2021, one of the universities was highlighted in the 201-300 rank band, two in the 301-400, five in the 401-600, nine in the 601-800, ten in the 801-1,000 and remaining nine in the 1,001+ rank band.
Shafqat Mahmood, the Minister of Education and Professional Training, revealed the news regarding Pakistani varsities making it to the global ranking.
Mahmood tweeted: “Last three years have seen a greatest upward movement of Pakistani universities in global rankings. We still have ways to go, but the direction is right, the pace is good. Credit to PTI government and the universities that made us proud.”
Further Pakistani universities in Times Higher Education global ranking;
- National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) featured in the 300 rank band.
- COMSATS University Islamabad and University of Agriculture, Faisalabad made the position in the 400 rank band.
- The NED University of Engineering and Technology and the University of Lahore were included in the 401-600 rank band.
- Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Fatima Jinnah Women University and the University of Sargodha were in the 601-800 rank band.
- Dow University of Health Sciences, Iqra University, and Quaid-e-Azam University were in the 801-1,000 rank band.
Times Higher Education (THE) is a magazine reporting especially on news and the concerns associated with higher education. It is an international performance index that evaluates universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The evaluation is done covering four broad areas including research, stewardship, outreach, and teaching.
Times Higher Education team had a meeting with Education Minister and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Thursday to present the latest rankings of Pakistani universities. The team comprised of the Chief Knowledge Officer Phil Baty and Dr. Liz Shepard, the Chief Data Scientist.
The Chief Knowledge Officer accredited Shafqat Mehmood for the outstanding performance of Pakistani Universities in the World Universities Rankings 2022. Senior officials of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Commission also attended the meeting.