38 Pakistani universities feature in Times Higher Education ranking
Thirty-eight Pakistani universities of Pakistan have been featured in the UK’s Time Higher Education ranking of universities across the world in 2022.
The Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood remarked on Twitter “Pakistani universities make headlines in UK’s Times Higher Education ranking of worlds universities in 2022. For the first time, 7 Pakistani universities in top-800 (up from 2), 11 in the top-1000, and 21 in the top 1600”
“Last 3 years have seen greatest upward movement of Pakistani universities in global rankings. We still have ways to go, but the direction is right, the pace is good. Credit to PTI govt and the unis that made us proud”.
He further added, “more info in the prestigious Times Higher education rankings. Pakistan is one of the world’s fastest improving nations on key metrics for universities. We are among top-5 nations for improvements in research citations and industry links”.
According to the global ranking, the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) featured in the 300 rank band.
While the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, and COMSATS University Islamabad featured in the 400 rank band.
The University of Lahore and NED University of Engineering and Technology were in the 401-600 rank band.
Moreover, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Jinnah Sindh Medical University and the University of Sargodha were in the 601-800 rank band.
The Iqra University, Dow University of Health Sciences and Quaid-e-Azam University were in the 801-1,000 rank band.
The rankings are made through judging the universities across the globe on different indicators, including their learning environment, research, citations, international outlook, and knowledge transfer.
According to a notification released by Sindh government Public and private sector universities were to resumr classes from August 30.
The universities to commence physical classes with 50 per cent attendance under the government-defined standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Moreover, no student or staffer are allowed in universities, hostels and offices without a Covid-19 vaccination certificate.