NUST is Now Among the Top 500 Universities in the World

The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has managed to secure a position inside the top 500 universities in the world, according to Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) rankings for 2018.

The recently released rankings show that NUST currently ranks 437th in the world, which is 91 places higher when compared to its ranking last year.

Moreover, the Islamabad-based university has also improved its ranking from 74 to 61 in the “Top 50 Under 50” category. This category highlights universities which have registered great performance in teaching and research.

NUST has improved in each individual department as well. Currently, their departments rank at the following positions:

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering — 270th place
  • Computer Science and Information Systems — 273rd place
  • Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering — 367th place
  • Physics and Astronomy — 472nd place

This is not the first time NUST has registered a remarkable position. In Asia, for the past couple of years, NUST has been regarded as the best Pakistani university. It ranks 112 amongst all Asian universities.

Other Pakistani universities which managed to break into the top-1000 universities in the world, according to the QS rankings, include:

  • Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) — 672nd place
  • Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) — 716th place
  • University of Engineering and Technology (UET) — 934th place
  • University of Karachi (KU) — 937th place
  • University of Lahore (UOL) — 938th place

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  • Taha Najam

    This is not new. NUST has long been fluctuating inbetween 300-500 ranking.

    • Salar Shah

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        • Salar Shah

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    • Syed Talal

      What’s not new? These rankings were literally released this week.

      • Taha Najam

        This is not the first time NUST has made it to the Top 500 list. In fact, in the past 8 years, they’ve made the list every single time except once in 2014, when their ranking dropped to 528.

        Source: PNEC, NUST alumnus 2008 batch.