QS has released the university rankings for the year 2019 with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topping the charts for a record-breaking 7th consecutive time.
The 15th edition of the world rankings evaluated 1000 universities from 85 countries, with the United States of America claiming top 4 positions. Stanford University, Harvard University and California Institute of Technology have also maintained 2nd, 3rd, and 4th spots respectively.
The top 10 list is occupied by USA and UK, with the only exception of Switzerland’s ETH Zurich, which has claimed 7th place up from 10th place last year.
|California Institute of Technology||USA||4||4|
|University of Oxford||UK||5||6|
|University of Cambridge||UK||6||5|
|Imperial College London||UK||8||8|
|University of Chicago||USA||9||9|
|University College London||UK||10||7|
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIAES) has overtaken National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) as the top-ranked Pakistani university in the QS World University Rankings 2019. PIEAS was not included in the rankings last year, while NUST has improved its rank, claiming the 417th spot.
Quaid-e-Azam University has also improved its position significantly from 651-700 to 551-560. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and University of Engineering Technology (UET) Lahore have maintained their rankings i.e. 701-750 and 801-1000 respectively. The ranking may have improved or fallen because QS only releases the ranking range for lower-ranked universities.
Previously unranked, COMSATS (751-800) has also made it to the top 1000 universities in the latest rankings.
|University of the Punjab||801-1000||–|
The University of Punjab has also managed to register its name in the list of top 1000 universities, while the University of Karachi and the University of Lahore have failed to maintain their positions in the top 1000.