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Times Higher Education (THE) releases an Impact Rankings list every year since 2019 that assesses universities according to UN’s SDG – 17 goals for a sustainable future. The list for 2021 has been released and 36 of the Pakistani universities have been named. It is certainly a reason of pride for the country.

Universities from all over the world were assessed but 95 nations got the opportunity of witnessing their universities on it. The list comprises of 1,115 universities.

NUST – leading amongst Pakistani universities

Amongst Pakistani universities, NUST (National University of Sciences and Technology) is on the top. They have secured this place for fulfilling various goals from the UN SDG foundation. Those goals are:

  • SDG 7 ‘Affordable & Clean Energy,’
  • 9th SDG: ‘Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure,’
  • SDG 12 ‘Responsible Consumption and Production,’
  • and SDG 17 ‘Partnerships for the Goals.’

After NUST, you will find the University of Agriculture Faisalabad and COMSATS University Islamabad.

List of the universities

Below are all the Pakistani universities in THE’s Impact Rankings 2021.

Sr. No. Pakistani Universities Rank
1 National University of Sciences and Technology 201-300
2 University of Agriculture Faisalabad 301-400
3 COMSATS University Islamabad 301-400
4 University of Faisalabad 401-600
5 University of Lahore 401-600
6 Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) 401-600
7 NED University of Engineering and Technology 401-600
8 Rawalpindi Medical University 401-600
9 Fatima Jinnah Women University 601-800
10 Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology 601-800
11 Government College Women University Faisalabad 601-800
12 Jinnah Sindh Medical University 601-800
13 University of Malakand 601-800
14 University of Management and Technology 601-800
15 University of Sargodha 601-800
16 University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore 601-800
17 Ziauddin University 601-800
18 Dow University of Health Sciences 801-1000
19 University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore 801-1000
20 Government College University Faisalabad 801-1000
21 Iqra University 801-1000
22 The Islamia University of Bahawalpur 801-1000
23 Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology 801-1000
24 King Edward Medical University 801-1000
25 Quaid-i-Azam University 801-1000
26 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University 801-1000
27 The Women University Multan 801-1000
28 Allama Iqbal Open University 1001+
29 Dawood University of Engineering and Technology 1001+
30 DHA Suffa University 1001+
31 University of Education, Lahore 1001+
32 Government College University Lahore 1001+
33 Government College Women University, Sialkot 1001+
34 PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi 1001+
35 University of Sialkot 1001+
36 Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology 1001+

THE Impact Ranking 2021

The University of Manchester is leading the list of 1195 countries – this is the first time a UK university has led the Impact Ranking list. Moreover, 4 out of 10 universities amongst the top ten are from Australia. 75 of the 1195 universities are from Russia which is the most any one country has contributed. The second most institutions named are from Japan, which is 73.

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