In its research about top Asian universities, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) found only four Pakistani universities providing state of the art educational research and facilities.
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The universities that have been included in top Asian universities are as follow:
National University of Sciences And Technology (NUST) Islamabad is given the rank of 84 with 52.4 score.
University of Karachi, second largest university of Pakistan, is at 138th position by getting 38.8 score.
University of Lahore has scored 32.5 was given rank of 177.
University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore is at 180 number with 31.8 score.
QS selects top universities on following metrics:
Academic Reputation remains a major component of the QS.com Asian University Rankings carrying a weighting of 30%.
Results of the Employer Reputation contribute 10% to the weighting of the overall ranking.
Faculty student contributes to 20 % weight to the ranking. QS sources data not only directly from institutions themselves but also from government ministries, agencies such as HESA, web sources and other third‐parties; where possible data are checked against multiple sources to verify their authenticity.
Bibliometrics adds 30 % to overall ranking with Paper per Faculty weights 15 % and Citations per Paper weights 15 %.
International Factors counts 10 % including 2.5 % for International Faculty, 2.5 % International Students, 2.5 % for Inbound Students Exchange and 2.5 % for Outbound Students Exchange.
Top 10 Universities
- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong with 100 points
- University of Hong Kong with 99.8 points
- National University of Singapore (NUS) ,Singapore with 99.3 score
- The University of Tokyo, Japan with 97.40 score
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong with 97.2 points
- Seoul National University, South Korea with 96.90 points
- Kyoto University, Japan with 96.3 points
- Osaka University, Japan with 96.09 points
9= Tohoku University, Japan with 94.3 points
9= Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan with 94.3 score
Majority of the top universities are from China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Taiwan.