17 Pakistani universities named among the best in the world

In an encouraging development, 21 Pakistani universities have featured in the Best Global Universities for 2022 published by US News and World Report, a Washington-based ranking guide.

Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) leads the chart among Pakistani universities on the list. QAU is followed by Aga Khan University and COMSATS University Islamabad.

Here is the complete list of Pakistani universities on the 2022 Best Global Universities list:

Sr. No.UniversityRanking
1.Quaid-i-Azam University461
2.Aga Khan University473
3.COMSATS University Islamabad495
4.National University of Sciences and Technology922
5.University of Peshawar933
6.University of Agriculture Faisalabad954
7.Government College (GC) University Faisalabad1,149
8.University of Punjab1,242
9.Bahauddin Zakariya University1,368
10.University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore1,458
11.University of Karachi1,543
12.University of Lahore1,562
13.University of Sargodha1,664
14.Government College (GC) University Lahore1,739
15.Arid Agriculture UniversityUnranked
16.Dow University of Health SciencesUnranked
17.University of Engineering and Technology (UET) TaxilaUnranked

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The 2022 rankings include over 2,000 universities from 90 countries that have been ranked on the basis of the following 13 indicators.

  • Global research reputation
  • Regional research reputation
  • Publications
  • Books
  • Conferences
  • Normalized citation impact
  • Total citations
  • Number of publications that are among the 10% most cited
  • Percentage of total publications that are among the 10% most cited
  • International collaboration
  • International collaboration – relative to the country
  • Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited in their respective field
  • Percentage of total publications that are among the top 1% most highly cited papers

The US and UK have occupied the top 10 positions on the list. Let’s have closer look at the top 10 universities.

Sr. No.UniversityCountryRank
1.Harvard UniversityUS1
2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUS2
3.Stanford UniversityUS3
4.University of California BerkeleyUS4
5.University of OxfordUK5
6.Columbia UniversityUS6
7.University of WashingtonUS7
8.University of CambridgeUK8
9.California Institute of TechnologyUS9
10.Johns Hopkins UniversityUS9

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