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World University Rankings: Only 7 Pakistani institutions among top 980 universities

by Shahzad Mughal
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The 13th version of World University Rankings delivered by Times Higher Education has located UK’s University of Oxford the world’s top grabbing the slit after California Institute of Technology.

The best 980 universities on the angle this year though, have simply 7 institutes from Pakistan.

Of Pakistan’s 7 institutes five are fresh applicants this year. Three universities mark it hooked on the upper 800, containing COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) & Quaid-i-Azam University (all in the 601-800 group).

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan (BZU), University of Karachi (UOK) and University of Lahore (UOL) are between 801+ clusters.

United States misplaced the highest advertisement for the 1st time in the 13 year antiquity of the standings as the United Kingdom’s Oxford University develops the world’s highest university.In Asia, 290 institution of higher education since 24 nations complete it to the position though an choice 19 property-owning in the topmost 200.

The deviousness of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings has been topic to a self-governing review by specialized amenities secure PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), creation these the 1st worldwide university positions to be exposed to filled, self-governing study of this countryside.

7 Pakistani universities among top 980 institutions

In 601-800 band

1. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
2. National University of Sciences and Technology
3. Quaid-i-Azam University

In 801+ band

1. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
2. Bahauddin Zakariya University
3. University of Karachi
4. University of Lahore


Phil Baty, the publishing director of the Times Higher Education World University Positions, is ecstatic at Pakistan’s improvements.


“It is good news that Pakistan takes 7 seats in this year’s anew extended list of the world’s upper universities,”


Rendering to the bang delivered by Times Higher Education, 3 Pakistani universities completed it to the top 800 this year, up since 2 last year.


There are also 4 entrances in the new 801+ gang. But, Quaid-i-Azam University has plummeted as of the 501-600 gang to the 601-800 crew, outstanding to a deterioration in its slash for its investigation milieu.


“The nation devotes just over 2 percentage of its GDP on advanced tutelage – less than India, Iran, & Bangladesh – even though it has dedicated to devote 4 percentage by 2018,” said Phil Baty.


He was of the opinion that instructive reorganizations have made the formation of universities much easier, subsequent in an upsurge in the amount of higher education organizations since 2000.


“Pakistan has one of the main and fastest-growing childhood populace in the sphere – with 59 million 10 to 24 year olds meaning it is now additional dangerous than always that the nation dedicates in higher education.”


Pakistan’s “Prophecy 2025” programed pledges to duplication the amount of its undeveloped persons registered in higher education to 12 percentages inside a retro, and return the sum of doctoral researchers to 15,000.


“It is confident that Pakistan is charming events to recover its schools but investigators in the area have required that growth has been sluggish,” said Baty.


The World University Rankings eye a cumulative amount of foremost East Asian universities that are commencement to rub bears with the international choice.


Baty said, “Pakistan will vital to action stronger at sanitizing its universities, as worldwide competition heats up, if it supplies to complete the undistinguishable go-getting task.”


“It is promising that so innumerable of the developing countries in the place hope to trail in Asia’s footsteps and shape best universities that can contest with the actual best in the biosphere,” the report decided.

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