Seven Pakistani Universities Included Among The Best 1,000 Higher Education Institutions In The World, NUST Ranked 417: HumSub.TV

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Seven Pakistani Universities Included Among The Best 1,000 Higher Education Institutions In The World, NUST Ranked 417

Seven Pakistani Universities Included Among The Best 1,000 Higher Education Institutions In The World, NUST Ranked 417: QS Ranks universities both at world and regional level, besides other ranking categories, such as subject ranking and young universities under the age of 50 years. NUST has prominently and consistently figured among all categories since 2007, said a news release.

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) was well-placed at 417th position globally at World Higher Education Institutions (HEI) ranking (2019) ascending 20 positions from the previous year and 111 positions in the last two years.

It has risen to a more coveted position in the league of world’s top higher education institutions, as per the latest HEI rankings (2019) released on June 6, 2018, by the world’s leading ranking agency-Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

Apart from being ranked in the top 100 Asian Universities, NUST is also ranked at 61st position among international universities aged under 50, highest ever by any Pakistani university. In addition, NUST was ranked among top 400 universities of the world in Graduate Employability Ranking (GER).

Seven Pakistani Universities Included Among The Best 1,000 Higher Education Institutions In The World, NUST Ranked 417
Seven Pakistani Universities Included Among The Best 1,000 Higher Education Institutions In The World, NUST Ranked 417

The QS university rankings are carried out on the basis of teaching and research quality, academic/employer reputation, citation per paper, paper per faculty and internationalization measures taken by the university.

Improved scores in academic reputation, employer reputation and citations per faculty helped NUST further consolidate its position this year.

Only seven Pakistani Universities have been included among the best 1,000 higher education institutions in the world, with many of the big names in the Pakistani higher education sector missing in the highly credible and prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2019.

The annual ranking by the British education specialists is among the few rankings of educational institutions that are looked up to by students, industry and academia alike.

This year’s ranking was again dominated by universities in the US and UK, who combined took nine of the top ten places. The top honors went to Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a record 7th year, making it the longest reign at the top for a university in the ranking’s history.

In total, there are seven Pakistani Universities named among the best 1,000 in the world for 2019, compared to only six in the 2018 rankings.

The universities that made it into this year’s list were Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology and University of the Punjab. Those that were dropped off the list were University of Lahore and Karachi University.

Beating all odds, PIEAS rose straight to the top to become the highest ranked Pakistani university in the QS 2019 ranking, claiming a joint 397th position. It scored high for citations per faculty and faculty/student ratio.

It was followed by NUST that took the 417th position, a slight improvement from its 2018 placement in the 431-440 band. NUST scored well in the academic reputation, employer reputation and faculty/student ratio categories.

Next in the ranking for Pakistan was Quaid-e-Azam University that was placed in the 551-560 band in this year’s ranking.

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