Scoring 859 varsities from 89 countries for their engagement of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), 23 Pakistani universities have been included in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020.
THE’s Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the blueprint laid down by the UN to achieve a sustainable future for all.
These SDGs include no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace, justice and strong institutions and partnerships for the goals.
766 universities from 85 nations have been included in the 2nd edition of THE Impact Rankings.
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Lahore was the highest-ranked university this year from Pakistan. Below is the complete list of Pakistan’s institutions on THE Impact Rankings 2020.
101-200 : University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore
201-300 : Comsats University, Islamabad
201-300 : National University of Sciences and Technology
301-400 : University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
301-400 : NED University, Karachi
401-600 : Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology
401-600 : King Edward Medical University, Lahore
401-600 : University of Lahore
401-600 : University of Malakand
401-600 : University of Management & Technology, Lahore
401-600 : University of Peshawar
401-600 : PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
601+ : CECOS University of IT & Emerging Science, Peshawar
601+ : Dawood University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi
601+ : Dow University of Health Sciences, Lahore
601+ : University of Education, Lahore
601+ : UET Lahore
601+ : Government College University Lahore
601+ : IQRA University, Karachi
601+ : Jinnah Sindh Medical University
601+ : Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
601+ : University of Sarghoda
601+ : The Women University Multan
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad congratulated the faculty, staff, students and stakeholders on this historic achievement as a result of team effort. He also appreciated the efforts and contribution of Quality Enhancement Cell Director Dr Dawar Hameed Mughal to this end.
He hoped that with this ranking the UVAS faculty and staff will renew their energies and focus on continual improvement in quality education, research and community service to reach new heights in global rankings. The list is once again led by New Zealand’s University of Auckland, and followed by three Australian universities: University of Sydney, Western Sydney University and La Trobe University, making the top 5 universities.
The country with the most universities making it into the rankings this year is Japan with 63 institutions.