Time Higher Education (THE) ranked Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology as the best university in Pakistan and among the top 30 universities globally. The GIK Institute was ranked in Pakistan and internationally purely based on its quality education. Moreover, rankings are determined by the societal impact of a university towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).
Additionally, GIK Institute is the only Pakistani university mentioned in the top 50 universities globally in SDG 4 (Quality Education). Furthermore, Sustainable Development Goal-4 measures how universities contribute to learning, research, and education.