Web of Science have agreed to provide private sector Pakistani universities their specific Bibliometric Analysis Reports and work for University Data Disambiguation in order to help them find the true potential and claim their true international ranking.
The annual Academic Ranking of World Universities, commonly known as the Shanghai ranking, has seen China and US make the most gains in the 2018 list, however, Harvard University retained the top spot for the 16th year running. China saw six new universities make their way into the top 500 in the world, while there were four new US universities in the 2008 list.
Global rankings provide no meaningful measure of education quality at universities across the world. International experts present their case.
By Philip G Altbach and Ellen Hazelkorn
The most influential global academic rankings – the highly influential Shanghai Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU), Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS Top University Rankings – have been in existence for more than a decade and are now a major force in shaping higher education worldwide.
The Aga Khan University Karachi is the only Pakistani university named among the best universities in the world for studying medicine, reinforcing its position as the country’s top medical school.
Pakistani universities have improved their position in the Asia University Rankings 2018 released by Times Higher Education (THE), with the country’s top ranked institute claiming a place among the top 100 universities on the continent.