LONDON – Nearly seven Pakistani varsities have joined the top 300 best universities of the world.
According to detail, Pakistan increased its representation in the list of Asia’s best universities with seven Pakistani institutions in the top 300.
The Times Higher Education (THE) list for the latest Asia University Rankings 2017 shows that Pakistan has seven institutions in the top 300, five of which are new entrants.
Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad has been recorded at 121-130 position followed by COMSAT Institute of Information Technology amongst the top 150.
However, the ranking for National University of Science and Technology (NUST) stood at 141-150 while the University of Agriculture Faisalabad stood at 201-250.
Further, both University of Lahore and University of Karachi have been placed after 250 institutions.
Singapore’s National University has been ranked first and while the Peking University in China have been ranked second.
Phil Baty, the editor of (THE) said that it was fantastic news that Pakistan has more than tripled its representation in this year’s list of Asia’s best universities, taking seven places, up from two last year.
Enrolling in Higher education in Pakistan has risen from 280,000 students in 2002 to 1.3 million today and 47 per cent of these are women.