5 Pakistani Universities in Global University Ranking 2017


The latest global rankings for universities have been released by “Times Higher Education Rankings” which is one of the world’s most reputed higher education ranking authorities.

The universities are ranked by using 13 different performance indicators. Total 980 universities from around the world were examined to arrange this list. But Pakistani universities could not perform satisfactory according to this list.

The transparency and legitimacy of these rankings is ensured through an audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Rankings for Pakistani Universities

Among these 980 universities, only 5 Pakistani universities can get to the rankings.

Following is the list of these top 5 Pakistani universities:

  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, 601-800th place
  • National University of Science and Technology (NUST), 601-800th place
  • Quaid-i-Azam University, 601-800th place
  • University of Agriculture Faisalabad, 801+
  • Bahauddin Zakariya University, 801+

It shows after comparison with rankings of last year that the position of QAU is in 601 – 800th place after falling from 501 – 600th position while COMSATS has improved its position to reach at 601 – 800th place along with NUST.

Rankings for India and China

In these rankings, Pakistani neighbors China and India performed well.

Indian universities have comparatively better position. The best position was acquired by Indian Institute of Science which is at 201 – 250th place while it is followed by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay which is at 351 – 400th position. In the top 500 rankings, they have 5 universities.

On the other hand, China has two universities in the list of top 50 while the list of top 500 has 13 Chinese universities. Peking University and Tsinghua University are at 29th and 35th positions respectively in global university rankings.

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