17 Pakistani Universities included in the list of Times Higher Education 2021 top rankings

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17 Pakistani Universities included in the list of Times Higher Education 2021 top rankings

ISLAMABAD - Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) has become the country’s top-ranked university, according to the recently published Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021.

AWKUM has dethroned Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) which was ranked as the best Pakistani university in THE World University Rankings 2020. ------------------------------

Overall, 17 Pakistani universities have been included in the 2021 rankings. These are the Pakistani institutes that have made it to THE World University Rankings 2021. *Sr. No* *University* *Rank* 1 Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan 501-600 2 Quaid-i-Azam University 501-600 3 COMSATS University Islamabad 601-800 4 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 801-1000 5 Government College University Faisalabad 801-1000 6 Government College Women University Faisalabad 801-1000 7 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) 801-1000 8 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) 801-1000 9 University of Peshawar 801-1000 10 Bahauddin Zakariya University 1001+ 11 University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore 1001+ 12 Government College University Lahore 1001+ 13 The Islamia University of Bahawalpur 1001+ 14 PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi 1001+ 15 University of Punjab 1001+ 16 University of Sargodha 1001+ 17 University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore 1001+

THE has ranked 1500 universities from 93 countries on the basis of 13 performance indicators from the following areas:

- Teaching - Research - Citations - Knowledge transfer - Industry income - International outlook

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While the University of Oxford has topped the rankings for the fifth consecutive year, the US has claimed a record eight places in the top 10.