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Only one Pakistani university among Times global top 500 rankings


Univer­sity of Oxford retain­ed the first positi­on for the fourth consec­utive year



A Reuters file photo of graduating students.

A Reuters file photo of graduating students.

Only one Pakistani university has made it to the top 500 universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 list.

The latest edition of the annual ranking released on Wednesday includes around 1,400 universities from 92 countries, and 14 of those institutions are from Pakistan.

The Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) was ranked at number 401-500 in the 2020 edition

The table is based on 13 calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Other Pakistani universities on the list are:

COMSATS University, Islamabad: 601-800

The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad: 801-1000

The International Islamic University, Islamabad: 801-1000

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS): 801–1000

National University of Sciences and Technology: 801–1000

University of Punjab: 801–1000

Bahauddin Zakariya University: 1001+

University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore: 1001+

Government College University, Lahore: 1001+

University of Peshawar: 1001+

PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi: 1001+

University of Sargodha: 1001+

The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore (1001+)

Meanwhile, the University of Oxford retained the first position for the fourth consecutive year while the University of Cambridge came third.

“The California Institute of Technology rises three places to second while Stanford, Yale, Harvard and Imperial College London all appear in the top ten,” said the statement.

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