QAU Islamabad ranked among Top 100 Universities in Asia according to the Global Education Rankings for 2017
The Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) in Islamabad has been ranked among the top 100 universities in Asia according to the Global Education rankings for 2017. However, the varsity had fallen 43 spots in rankings of the top 500 global varsities two years ago. The ranking, by the US News and World Report, lists the varsity at 95 among Asian universities. QAU Islamabad thus is the only university from Pakistan which has been included in the list of top Asian Universities in the ranking.
In global rankings, however, the varsity ranks at 539 with a global score of 49.1. This was down from 496 globally that US News and World Report had placed it on the 2015 rankings.
Officials Over the QAU Ranking:
Officials say the ranking is highly regarded as it is more quality oriented while the other rankings such as QS and Times Higher Education Rankings, give more weight-age to quantity.
In global rankings, the only other Pakistani university which made it was the Aga Khan University of Karachi. It was ranked at 826 with a score of 39.6.
Noting the drop in ranking, QAU Assistant Professor and an official spokesperson of the varsity, Dr Ilhan Niaz, explained that the overall score of the university had improved from 30 to 49.1.
Dr Niaz said that it shows a real improvement in the university.
“Despite all constraints the QAU faculty is delivering while other well-funded university with gigantic infrastructure seem to be nowhere in the ranking,”