ISLAMABAD - The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2019 are out.
The annual ranking now includes top 500 universities in Asia among which 23 Pakistani universities are also present.
The latest rankings have brought some good news for Pakistan as the number of Pakistani universities has increased from last year’s 16 to 23. The new entrants include International Islamic University , Islamabad (IIU), University of Sindh, Lahore College for Women University , University of Central Punjab, and University of Management and Technology.
The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad tops the list of Pakistani universities that made the QS Asian University Rankings 2019 with the 87th rank. In terms of the world ranking, NUST stands at 417th.
Quaid-i-Azam University is ranked as 109th in the top Asian universities with an overall rank of 551-560.
The list of Pakistani universities included in the top Asian universities is as follows. *No.* *University* *QS Asian University Rankings 2019* 1 National University of Sciences And Technology (NUST) Islamabad 87 2 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) 95 3 Quaid-i-Azam University 109 4 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology 135 5 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) 146 6 University of Engineering & Technology (UET) 171 7 University of the Punjab 193 8 Aga Khan University 195 9 University of Karachi 251-260 10 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 281-290 11 Bahria University Islamabad 351-400 12 GC University Lahore 351-400 13 Institute of Space Technology 351-400 14 International Islamic University (IIU) 351-400 15 NED University of Engineering and Technology 351-400 16 Mehran University of Engineering & Technology 401-450 17 The University of Lahore 401-450 18 University of Sargodha 401-450 19 University of Sindh 401-450 20 University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore 401-450 21 Lahore College for Women University 451-500 22 University of Central Punjab 451-500 23 University of Management and Technology 451-500