Maintaining its upward trajectory among Asian universities, the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) has retained its No 1 position among the Pakistani Higher Education Institutions for the 6th consecutive year, as per Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings 2023.

The National University of Sciences & Technology has ascended to 7 positions from last year’s Ranking of number 74, thereby landing amongst the top 9% of universities in Asia. In addition, the NUST has taken a leap of 24 positions in the last six years, from number 91 in the 2018 Asian rankings to the present number 67 in the 2023 rankings, which is the fastest elevation by any Pakistani university during this period.

As many as 760 Asian universities are ranked in the latest edition of Asian Rankings by QS, one of the most highly cited International University Rankings in the world. QS Rankings are carried out based on academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citation per paper, paper per faculty, staff with PhD, and internationalization.

It also merits mention that NUST holds the singular honor of being No 1 in Pakistan as per QS World University Ranking (Ranked 334), QS Young University Ranking (Ranked 41) and Asian University Ranking (Ranked 67).

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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