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 NUST Pakistan’s only varsity to make 100 in QS University Ranking Asia 2020

Islamabad: Taking a gigantic leap forward, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) becomes the only top-ranked institution of Pakistan to be included in the list of top 100 QS University Ranking Asia 2020.

NUST not only retained its position but also improved the rankings. It has ascended a staggering 45 positions from its last year’s ranking of 400 and has steadily maintained its upward trajectory over the past four years by taking an astounding jump of 173 positions.

The varsity has also emerged amongst the top 30 percent global Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) considered for the 2021 world rankings, with the announcement of latest QS World University Rankings.


Also leading the ranking table in the country among Asian universities, NUST has the unprecedented singular honor of being No.1 in Pakistan both in World and Asian Rankings, and the only Pakistani university in the top 360 global and 100 Asian universities.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings are carried out based on Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty-Student Ratio, Citations per Faculty, and International Faculty & Students.

In the 2021 rankings, NUST has shown improvement in four out of the above five major ranking indicators.

The university’s Rector Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd) said that NUST is poised to play a leading role to propel the country into knowledge-driven economy, thus improving the lives of masses and contributing towards betterment of society, through need based innovations, nurturing versatile and creative young minds who have the will and enthusiasm to make a difference and stride confidently into the future as society’s torch bearers.


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