Times Higher Education (THE) released the list of the Asia University Rankings for 2018 and ten Pakistani universities got the place in the list of the top 350 universities on the basis of their overall performances.
Quaid e Azam University Islamabad is ranked at 79th position, which is marked the improvement from previous year as this university was present in the 121-130 band. COMSATS University has improved its position to 125th from the previous year position from 141-150 band. These two universities have done the citation impact and improved their international outlook, teaching and research standards. The number of universities of the previous year has been increased from 300 to 350 and three more Pakistani universities are also included in the list, which are University of Peshawar, PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi and University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore. Now the number of Pakistani universities reached to 10 and the last year number of universities were 7.
The ranking of other five Pakistani universities were dropped due to increase in the competition overall. The average score overall has improved for Pakistan and it has improved the education system of the country. The citation performance with the international co-authorship is the weaker suits of the educational institutes of Pakistan and it has improved the ranking of this
Remarks of Editorial Director
The Editorial Director of ‘THE’ praised the efforts of the Pakistani educational institutes, which has competed with regional leaders. It is wonderful achievement that Pakistan has 10 universities in Asia rankings and there are two leading universities, which have improved their position on the table and the poor research environment of the country did not help them due to the lack of funding and it has prevented them to fulfill the higher education potential.