LONDON: A record number of 10 Pakistani universities featured in the new Asian Universities Ranking published by QS.
Unfortunately not a single Pakistani university was able to enter top 100 universities.
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) is the highest placed on 106, followed by Aga Khan University in 116th.
But the latest rankings have seen an increase of more than 30% in Pakistan’s overall representation in the list.
On the other hand India’s 2 universities placed in top 50.
India’s tally of 2 institutions in the top 50 places is behind Japan (13), China (9), South Korea (9), Hong Kong (6) and Taiwan (6) while being level with Singapore and Thailand.
The QS University Rankings: Asia 2014 reflects a swing in the balance of power in the continent as a whole, as Singapore and Korea overtake the traditionally dominant Japan and Hong Kong. National University of Singapore (NUS) tops the rankings for the first time while Korea’s KAIST rose from sixth to second place.
Last year’s number one institution Hong Kong University of Science and Technology dropped to 5th.