In an encouraging development during the COVID-19 pandemic, Times Higher Education (THE) has included 23 Pakistani universities in its Impact Rankings for 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.

This is the 2nd edition of THE Impact Rankings which includes 766 universities from 85 nations.

The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore, leads the chart of Pakistani universities. UVAS is followed by COMSATS University Islamabad and the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).

Here is the complete list of Pakistan’s institutions on THE Impact Rankings 2020.

Sr. No.UniversityRanking
1University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore101-200
2COMSATS University Islamabad201-300
3National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)201-300
4University of Agriculture Faisalabad301-400
5NED University of Engineering and Technology301-400
6Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology401-600
7King Edward Medical University401-600
8University of Lahore401-600
9University of Malakand401-600
10University of Management and Technology401-600
11University of Peshawar401-600
12PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi401-600
13CECOS University of IT and Emerging Sciences601+
14Dawood University of Engineering and Technology601+
15Dow University of Health Sciences601+
16University of Education Lahore601+
17University of Engineering and Technology Lahore601+
18Government College University Lahore601+
19Iqra University601+
20Jinnah Sindh Medical University601+
21Quaid-i-Azam Univeristy601+
22University of Sargodha601+
23The Women University Multan601+

Top 5 universities in the Impact Rankings 2020 are the University of Auckland, the University of Sydney, Western Sydney University, La Trobe University, and Arizona State University (Tempe).

The country with the most universities making it into the rankings this year is Japan with 63 institutions. Japan is followed by Russia with 47 and Turkey with 37 as the most represented nations on the list.

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