Two Pakistani institutes among world's top 800 universities

Published: July 16, 2016
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Quaid-i-Azam University. PHOTO: ONLINE

Quaid-i-Azam University. PHOTO: ONLINE

Two Pakistani universities of higher education have been ranked among the world’s top 800 universities by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad and National University of Sciences And Technology (Nust), Islamabad are the two universities that made it to the top 800 universities in the world.

Six Pakistani institutes among world’s top 800 universities

While QAU ranked 501-600, Nust ranked 601-800. The overall score of QAU for ‘teaching’ was 17.9, while Nust secured 21.4 points.

“This year’s ranking includes 800 universities from 70 different countries, compared with the 400 universities from 41 countries in last year’s table.”

SOURCE: World University Rankings 2015-2016

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked California Institute of Technology, USA, on number one, followed by University of Oxford, UK and Standford University, USA.

Further, while only two Pakistani universities made it to the list, 17 Indian institutes, including Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi secured various spots .

In March, six Pakistani institutes of higher education were ranked among the world’s top 800 universities by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British ranking agency.

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National University of Sciences And Technology (Nust) Islamabad, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lums), University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, University of Karachi (KU) and the University of Lahore are the Pakistani universities that made it to the top 800 universities in the world.

Nust Islamabad ranked 501-550 while QAU was at 651-700 followed by LUMS, UET Lahore, KU and University of Lahore at 701+.

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  • Haji Atiya
    Jul 16, 2016 - 4:39PM

    Top 800 ? Set the bar rather low aren’t we..?Recommend

  • MamaHannatu
    Jul 16, 2016 - 4:56PM

    Well, at least THEY made it. Where’s Nigeria on that map?Recommend

  • asad
    Jul 16, 2016 - 6:21PM

    Disgusting, its a shame instead of joy.
    We need to invest more in reserach and innovation.Recommend

  • C M NAIM
    Jul 16, 2016 - 7:01PM

    Even if three Pakistani institutions had found a place in the top 100, it would not have automatically meant a huge improvement in the use of education, expertise, intelligence or research in the life of the nation as a whole. More attention should be given to ensuring the quality of education provided at all levels. Recommend

  • Menon
    Jul 16, 2016 - 7:05PM

    Indian Institute of Science is ranked # 16 and Indian Institute of technology is ranked # 48. Both, in top 50!

    Bested Pakistan again to those Pakistani’s obsessed with India.Recommend

  • HZR
    Jul 16, 2016 - 10:29PM

    Zakir Naik does not like science and technology.He says it is already known to his religion and there is no need to learn it.he would close it down if he could!!Recommend

  • Hameed
    Jul 16, 2016 - 10:59PM

    When these arches were being built I was a student at QAU and for the life of us we could not understand what was being built until it was finished and then we wondered why the millions were not spent inside the classrooms such as on computers or library books. Same with fountains at QAU; stopped working within days of construction. Whatever money is available even that is wasted on non-useful activities.Recommend

  • Khan CPA
    Jul 17, 2016 - 2:57AM

    Why is LUMS not represented on any of the international rankings? Recommend

  • Intrepid
    Jul 17, 2016 - 3:48AM

    No amount of education will benefit the people of Pakistan until the general mindset of the people is changed by being more accepting and tolerant of others that are different. Pakistanis must learn to be inclusive. Age old mores and cultural biases have to be replaced with more accepting values. Horrific tribal customs such as “honor killing”, etc must be done away with. Short of more secular changes, Pakistan will continue to suffer economically, be shunned internationally and will continue to be know as a failed pariah state that provides a safe haven to known terrorist groups despite what may have initially started as a secular state for all who thought they believed in a country fought for by Jinnah, a country Jinnah envisioned as a functioning, successful secular country!! Recommend

  • Bharat
    Jul 17, 2016 - 5:55AM

    The Koran that I have read, and according a few German intellectuals , says that everything is in the Koran.

    Why would you need Universities Recommend

  • Jehadi
    Jul 17, 2016 - 9:15AM

    Pakistan Institute on Advance Jehad can very well be number one.Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Jul 18, 2016 - 6:03AM

    @Bharat:
    You Conveniently neglected to name those “German Intellectuals” whom you claim say everything is already in the Koran!
    BTW, just where in the Koran I find a detailed explanation of sub-atomic particles and the theory of relativity??? Recommend

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