Quaid-i-Azam University Ranked Among World’s Best Golden Age Universities

Times Higher Education (THE), a London-based magazine that covers everything related to higher education, has ranked Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) at #67 in the best Golden Age universities ranking for 2020.

QAU is the only Pakistani university to appear on the THE Golden Age 2020 ranking.


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THE’s Golden Age ranking includes the best universities from all over the world that have been established for more than 50 years, but less than 80 years.

The ranking is compiled on the basis of the following performance indicators.

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Citations
  • International outlook
  • Industry Income

The UK has a strong presence on the list with 21 institutes while the US is the second-most represented nation with 13 institutes.

Moreover, China has 10, Australia 7, Canada 6, Germany 5, and India 3 institutes that have made it to the Golden Age ranking 2020.


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Here is a list of the top 10 institutes in the Golden Age ranking.

Golden Age rank Name of institute Country/region Foundation year
1 University of California, San Diego United States 1960
2 Australian National University Australia 1946
3 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 1963
4 Seoul National University South Korea 1946
5 UNSW Sydney Australia 1949
6 Monash University Australia 1958
7 University of Warwick United Kingdom 1956
8 University of Science and Technology of China China 1958
9 University of California, Irvine United States 1965
10 Free University of Berlin Germany 1948