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14 Pakistani Universities Shine in QS World University Rankings 2024


The recently published QS World University Rankings for 2024 have brought good news for Pakistan, with 14 Pakistani universities making their mark on the prestigious list.

Leading the pack among Pakistani institutes is Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), securing a notable position among the top 1,500 universities worldwide.

QAU proudly claims the 315th spot, establishing itself as the highest-ranked Pakistani university. Following closely are the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) at 367th place and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) at 540th place.

Here is the complete list of Pakistani universities in the QS World University Rankings for 2024:

  • Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) – 315
  • National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) – 367
  • Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) – 540
  • Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) – 641-650
  • COMSATS University – 651-660
  • University of Agriculture, Faisalabad – 741-750
  • Punjab University – 741-750
  • University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore – 791-800
  • University of Peshawar – 951-1000
  • University of Lahore – 1001-1200
  • University of Karachi – 1001-1200
  • Bahauddin Zakariya University – 1201-1400
  • International Islamic University Islamabad – 1201-1400
  • National University of Modern Languages (NUML) – 1201-1400

These rankings highlight the dedication and commitment of these Pakistani universities to academic excellence and research output. The inclusion of these institutions in the QS World University Rankings is a testament to their continuous efforts in providing quality education and fostering a conducive learning environment.

Additionally, QS has introduced new indicators for compiling the World University Rankings from this year, including sustainability, employment outcomes, and international research network. These factors reflect the evolving landscape of higher education and emphasize the importance of holistic development within universities.

While the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) retains the top position for the 12th consecutive year, the University of Cambridge secures the 2nd rank, and the University of Oxford climbs to the 3rd spot, surpassing Stanford University.

Here is the list of the top 10 universities in the QS World University Rankings for 2024:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – United States
  • University of Cambridge – United Kingdom
  • University of Oxford – United Kingdom
  • Harvard University – United States
  • Stanford University – United States
  • Imperial College London – United Kingdom
  • ETH Zurich – Switzerland
  • National University of Singapore – Singapore
  • UCL – United Kingdom
  • University of California, Berkeley – United States

These rankings serve as a benchmark for universities worldwide and reflect their academic reputation, faculty quality, research output, and international collaborations. The recognition of Pakistani universities in the QS World University Rankings is a positive step toward enhancing the country’s educational landscape and fostering global competitiveness.

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