The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has come out as the number one university in Pakistan in two study subjects, as revealed by the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2019. The ranking was unveiled last week by QS, with LUMS top in Pakistan in business and management studies, as well as economics and econometrics.

LUMS’ ranking also ranged between 3rd and 5th in other disciplines, with the varsity being 3rd best in Pakistan for Computer Science and Information Systems, 4th best for Electrical and Electronic Engineering and 5th best for Physics and Astronomy (5th) among the universities ranked in Pakistan.

QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) University Rankings are one of the most prestigious and recognized international university rankings in the world. The rankings take into account several performance indicators such as academic and employer reputation; faculty-student ratio; papers per faculty and proportion of international faculty.

Congratulating the LUMS community, Vice Chancellor Dr Arshad Ahmad said, “What distinguishes LUMS from other top institutions is an increased focus on research, academic rigour and a close connection with community based on trust and respect. The success in these areas will only grow as these rankings look at inputs that have become richer and more sophisticated. LUMS is attracting the recognition it deserves internationally in light of several other noteworthy accomplishments the university has attained this year.”

A few days ago, LUMS Suleman Dawood School of Business received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) to become the 836th institution worldwide and the first business school in Pakistan to receive the honour. It is now part of a select group of business schools which represent 5% of all schools worldwide. In addition, Dr Muhammad Faryad, assistant professor of Physics at Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, became the winner of the 2019 Gallieno Denardo Award by the International Commission for Optics and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics for his contributions to optics research and education.

Earlier, the research group led by Dr Rahman Shah Zaib Saleem at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering made significant inroads on synthesis and identification of new small organic molecules.

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