12 Pakistani Universities Included in Times Top 500 List for 2020

Times Higher Education (THE) has included 12 Pakistani universities in its Top 500 Emerging Economies University Rankings for 2020.

Only one institution from Pakistan has made it to the Top 100, as Times has placed Quaid-e-Azam University at 85th place. It includes institutions from countries that the London Stock Exchange categorizes as advanced emerging, secondary emerging, or frontier.

Rankings are compiled based on the following metrics:

  • Citations
  • Industry income
  • International outlook
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • No of students
  • No of Students per staff
  • No of international students
  • Female to Male ratio

Here is the complete list of the Pakistani universities ranked in the top 500.

University Rank
Quaid-e-Azam University 85
COMSATS University Islamabad 159
International Islamic University 201-250
University of Agriculture Faisalabad 251-300
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) 251-300
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) 251-300
University of Punjab 301-350
University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore 351-400
University of Peshawar 351-400
Bahauddin Zakariya University 401-500
PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi 401-500
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore 401-500

Besides, Government College University Lahore and the University of Sargodha have made their way in the list of Top 500-1000 Emerging Economies University Rankings.


Find out more about the Times Top 500 Emerging Economies University Rankings here.


  • Pakistani universities, especially the public sector ones continue to fudge these rankings. The research criteria means nothing in Pakistan, they continue to publish bogus research that has zero impact and is probably never read again by anyone once approved and published by some local journal.

  • Wrong rankings reported by Propakistani. QAU is NOT 87. Comsats is not ranked 159.

    It’s disappointing that the people cannot even copy and paste numbers.


  • >