The Nature Publishing Group, a world-class publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online founded in 1869, has ranked Punjab University No 1 in terms of research publications in the field of natural sciences amongst all Pakistani universities.
It merits a mention here that PU falls in general category of the universities while it has left many science universities behind in the ranking and the overall research output of PU scientists in the subjects of chemistry, physical sciences, life sciences and earth and environmental sciences from January to December 2018 is far higher than other Pakistani science universities.
According to ranking, PU has secured 7.21 score while COMSATS Institute of Information Technology attained 3.25 score, securing the second spot in the ranking. According to ranking, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, COMSATS University Islamabad, Quaid-e-Azam University, University of Education, University of Management and Technology, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, University of Peshawar and National University of Sciences and Technology secured positions from third to 10th respectively.
Punjab University Academic Staff Association congratulated PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Niaz Ahmad and his team including PU Chairman Ranking Committee Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood, PU Chairman Department of Mathematics Dr Muhammad Sharif and others on this landmark achievement.
In a press statement, ASA President Prof Dr Mumtaz Anwar Chaudhry and ASA Secretary Javed Sami and others said the achievement was a result of research-friendly policies of incumbent administration which had taken several initiatives to promote research culture in Punjab University and had offered support to university teachers.
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