NUST among top 100 universities from emerging economies countries

ISLAMABAD: Only one Pakistani university could succeed to get place among  top 100 universities from the emerging economies countries, recently announced by the Times Higher Education Ranking 2015.

As compared to only one Pakistani university among the bottom 10 of  top universities  from developing countries, , 11 universities  are from India along with 13 from Taiwan, 27 from China, 7 from Russian Federation,  2 from United Arab Emirates and 8 from Turkey.

The National University of Sciences and Technology in Islamabad ranks at number 95 with 22.8 points on Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015.

The top universities ranking uses a similar methodology as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, covering all core missions of a world-class university – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook – using 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators.

Earlier, according to recent Best Global Universities ranking 2015 announced by U.S. News & World Report, only one Pakistani university could make place among top 500 best global universities, compared to 27 universities from china, 7 from Turkey, 4 from Iran, 4 from India, 5 from Hong Kong and 3 universities from Malaysia. Even two universities from Chile clinched position among top global universities.Quaid-i-Azam University  (QAU) in Islamabad has been ranked 496th with 27.5 global score among the 500 Best Global Universities for 2015. The university had  been ranked the 89th best university in Asia.

The higher education experts describe the current ranking situation an eye opener for policy makers of the country and emphasized over them to devise concrete strategy so that the heavy funding in higher education sector, may bring fruits.  Some of the experts of the view it is result on non-holding of university ranking for last two years as Pakistani university ranking was done last time in 2013. Afterwards, no university ranking has been conducted. Through ranking exercise, universities were getting opportunity to improve their indicators.  They have also demanded that following global practices, the university ranking may be undertaken by third party.


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