ISLAMABAD - Only one Pakistani University has been ranked in top 500 World Universities by TIMES Higher Education Universities Rankings while six other Universities have been ranked in top 1000.
Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) is the only Pakistani university to be ranked among the top 500 universities in the world, according to the *Times Higher Education* World University Rankings 2020 link .
The 2020 edition for the annual ranking released on Wednesday includes close to 1,400 universities from across 92 countries. Among them are 14 Pakistani universities.
QAU is the top-ranked Pakistani university at number 401–500.
Additionally, the list includes:
- COMSATS University Islamabad (601-800) - University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (801-1000) - International Islamic University, Islamabad (801-1000) - Lahore University of Management Sciences (801–1000) - National University of Sciences and Technology (801–1000) - University of the Punjab (801–1000) - Bahauddin Zakariya University (1001+) - University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore (1001+) - Government College University, Lahore (1001+) - University of Peshawar (1001+) - PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (1001+) - University of Sargodha (1001+) - University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore (1001+)
"It is high time that Pakistani universities take the international rankings seriously," says a communication teacher with the Islamic International University, Hassan Shahzad.