The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has become the only one university from Pakistan which has made it to the top 100 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Asia University Ranking for 2021. NUST secured a spot on the list at 76. This year’s ranking of the top Asian universities features 650 institutions, making it the biggest Asia ranking ever published.
As many as 39 other universities from Pakistan also have made it to the ranking.
This year’s ranking has been formulated using 11 indicators – academic reputation (30pc), employer reputation (20pc), faculty/student ratio (10pc), international research network (10pc), citations per paper (10pc) and papers per faculty (5pc), staff with a PhD (5pc), proportion of international faculty (2.5pc) and proportion of international students (2.5pc), proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5pc) and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5pc).