The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) jumped for spots in the QS Asia University Rankings 2020, to keep its self-maintained as the top ranked in the standings, the latest rankings of which was released on Wednesday.
The National University of Singapore is one of the top ranked universities, there’s only one new institute in the top ten ranks and that is China’s Zhejiang University which takes places 7 in the top 10 institutes.
The Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings, A sub group of the QS World University rankings with 68 higher education institutions to cover almost 556 universities from Asia. While the Rankings almost captured 17 different locations, only four regions are featured in top 10.
There are almost 29 universities from Pakistan that are included in the rankings.
The Rankings were constructed using different aspects of university, academic and employer reputation, Faculty and student ratio, Paper per faculty, staff with PhD and internatlization.
NUST stayed at its position as the top varsity from Pakistan and the higher education institution from the country to make it into the top 100. It shared its position with the Shandong University of China. University of Teknologi Petronas of Malaysia was left behind.
NUST has improved its rank by 29 positions over the past three years, from 112 in the 2017 to 83 by 2022. The university is also enlisted in the top 400 institutes in the QS World University Rankings 2020 announced this year.
Amongst the other top 5 Pakistani Institutes rankings were Lahore University of management Sciences(LUMS) fell 15 places from 95 rank, Quaid-E-Azam University (QAU) slipped two places from 109, Comstats loses 16 places and PIEAS slipped 22 spots.
This year, Pakistan has a total of just seven varsities in the top 200, from last eight years.
Other universities from Pakistan that were also included in the rankings are University of Engineering Technology (UET) Lahore, University of the Punjab Lahore, Aga Khan University (AKU), University of Karachi (UoK), University of Agriculture (UAF) Faisalabad, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Institute of Space Technology, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), University of Lahore, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, NED University of Engineering and Technology, University of Malakand, Bahria University Islamabad, Government College (GC) University, University of Sargodha, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, Dow University of Health Sciences, Islamia College University Peshawar, Ripah International University, University of Sindh, National University Computer and Emerging Sciences, Iqra University, University of Central Punjab and University of Management Technology.
In Comparison with India, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-Bombay)has a rank of 34. Along with these universities in the top 50, India gained rank on a total of eight universities in the top 100.
Moreover, China has gained the rankings with 118 universities, including four in the top 10. Tsinghua University was China’s top-ranked university, coming in at fourth spot. It was followed by Peking University at five, Zhejiang University at six and Fudan University at seven.