Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) has become the country’s top-ranked university, according to the recently published Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021. AWKUM has dethroned Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) which was ranked as the best Pakistani university in 2020. Overall, 17 Pakistani universities have been included in the 2021 rankings. University of Oxford has topped the rankings for the fifth consecutive year.
Other than Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Quaid-i-Azam University, COMSATS University Islamabad, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Government College University Faisalabad, Government College Women University Faisalabad, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), National , University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), University of Peshawar, Bahauddin Zakariya University, University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore, Government College University Lahore, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, University of Punjab, University of Sargodha and University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.
The countries are ranked on the basis of 13 performance indicators from the following areas:
- Knowledge transfer
- Industry income
- International outlook