According to a ranking by ShanghaiRanking of the world’s universities for 2019, Aga Khan University (AKU) has been ranked among the top 100 in the clinical medicine category and among top 500 in public health. In both clinical medicine and public health it was ranked in 151-200 group. University of Karachi also made to the list ranking 301-400 group in Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
The ranking divides the list based on different disciplines and rankings. The ranking takes into account Web of Science bibliometric data, InCities, and review performance in categories including citations, publications, top journal presence, and international collaboration in awards and publications. Other Pakistani universities included in the list based on different disciplines include Quaid-e-Azam University, COMSATS University Islamabad, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, and University of Veterinary & Animal Science.