been featured as an Inaugural Participant in a new ranking category introduced
by Times Higher Education (THE), a renowned UK-based university ranking agency.
The category is called “THE University Impact Rankings" - it ascertains
universities’ impact on society in line with the United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs). The new category of ranking has assessed universities
against 11 out of 17 SDGs. This year, 462 worldwide universities have been
considered for the ranking.
NUST is a
pioneer among Pakistani universities to have aligned its R&D with the UN
SDGs, and hence is an SDG-engaged university, committed to producing research
and solutions in line with the SDGs. As per the ranking announced by THE on
April 3, 2019, NUST has featured as one of the Inaugural Participants in this
ranking category. The contending universities were required to participate in
at least 4 SDGs, including the 17th SDG “Partnership for the Goals,” which was
compulsory for all. The 3 optional SDGs NUST participated in were Quality
Education (SDG 4), Gender Equality (SDG 5), and Industry, Innovation &
Infrastructure (SDB 9). NUST was ranked between 101-200 in Quality Education;
201-300 in Gender Equality; 101-200 in Industry, Innovation &
Infrastructure; and 301+ in Partnership for the Goals.
April 5, 2019