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QS Ranking and Performance of Pakistan


QS Ranking and Performance of Pakistan



The famous QS ranking has published it new edition of QS raking of Asia division. As far as performances are concerned, some of the public sector universities have lost their ranking while some private institutions have risen in their position. However, we don’t have anything to proud on as there is no Pakistani university in top 100 universities of Asia.


Symonds (QS) published its 2016 Asia ranking and according to it, Pakistan leading university is Lahore university of management sciences with Asia ranking of 111th. In this edition of ranking, it moves ahead from four Pakistani university that were ahead of it in last edition.

The ranking has been expanded this year to include the 350 best universities for the Asian region.

The National University of Singapore bagged the first position in the ranking.

The rise of LUMS is due to the improvement is seven out of 9 metrics used by the QS in their rankings while the national university of science and technology is the second leading institution of the country with 112th position in Asian region. NUST rose 7 points as compared to last ranking.

The Quaid e Azam University has fallen from 116th position to 149th which is a major setback for the country and for the university and all the reason have to be analyzed for this set back.

Last time, the Pakistan institutes of engineering and applied science was the country’s leading institution in the ranking which now has been gone down to 149th position from 116th one.

The Agha Khan University also lost its credibility when it comes to the ranking and falls from 117th position to 183rd.

The University of Karachi has taken a rise from the band of 251-300 to the 201-210.

Total 10 Pakistani universities took place in the 350 best institutions ranking of Asia.

Apart from National university of Singapore, the other the top positions have been given the University of Hong Kong which is 2nd while the third one  is Nanyang technological university.

However, South Korea amazed the world with its 6 institutes in top 20. 17 nations have at least one spot on the ranking while the QS analyzed 517 institutes from Asia for the ranking.

In this edition of ranking, the QS also took into account the PHD staff in the analyses of teaching quality of university.

Although most the methodology is same as of QS world ranking, however, for Asia some additional parameters have been used.

The criterion was set by taking into account the consultation with regional education experts. QS is issuing the Asian ranking since 2009 regularly.


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