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NUST on the Rise in International Ranking 2009
The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), in 2008, won its place in the List of ‘Top 400 World Universities’. Out of about 30,000 Universities around the world, NUST became the first and the only university of Pakistan to achieve this unprecedented honour by improving its rank from 470 (in 2007) to 376 (in 2008) as per the ranking carried out by the world’s most renowned and prestigious ranking agency Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds (THE~QS), UK. Such a gigantic leap in only one year’s time, in a highly competitive environment of higher education at the global level wherein top universities of the world like Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, Oxford, MIT etc. are included, is no small achievement. Keeping up the highest traditions of excellence in providing quality education and research, NUST has continued its rise on the most arduous path and achieved 350th position in the ranking list of 2009 surpassing another 26 high ranking universities of the world.

Besides the overall ranking of the universities, THE-QS also prepares Subject-wise Ranking, wherein NUST has been placed in the list of “Top 300 World Universities” in the subjects of Engineering & IT (Rank: 285), Life Sciences & Biomedicine (Rank: 293) and Natural Sciences (Rank: 260). It speaks volumes of the hard work put in by the NUST management and faculty in terms of improving infrastructure, providing quality education, conducting innovative research, establishing international linkages, engaging in collaborative research with leading international institutions / organizations, participating in international exchange programs and producing graduates who are welcomed by national / international industry, business, academia and market. Winning a coveted position of 350, NUST has made Pakistan very proud.

While the NUST management and faculty bow their heads before Allah Almighty for bestowing this unique honour, the nation can take enormous pride in their own national university. Rector NUST, Lieutenant General Engr Muhammad Asghar HI(M), has felicitated the NUST administration and faculty of all NUST constituent Colleges / Institutes / Centers for their relentless efforts to achieve excellence in providing quality education to their students and carrying out research of international standards. He has applauded the recognition of the international competitiveness and compatibility of NUST academic programs at global level. He has assured the nation that NUST will continue making extensive efforts to further improve its standing at the international level to keep the flag of Pakistan flying high in the higher education sector of the world.