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QS World University Ranking (Subject-wise)

NUST Improves Global Ranking in Four Disciplines 

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has risen to even greater prominence as per the latest subject-wise rankings (2017) by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), UK. According to the details, NUST now features amongst the world’s elite institutions in 4 of the 46 subjects area featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by subject. According to the details, NUST stands (367) position in Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, (472) in the field of Physics & Astronomy, Electrical and Electronic Engineering (270) and (273) in the field of Computer Science and Information Systems. 

NUST has also improved its ranking by Faculty in Engineering & Technology from 340 to 275. It is worth mentioning here that NUST is the only Pakistani university to be ranked in the field of Engineering & Technology since 2015.  

It is to be noted that thousands of universities from all over the world are considered for evaluation. However, only 1117 universities made it to the final ranking list. Over a hundred and twenty seven million citations / attributions were analyzed for around 18,900 programs. The methodology for evaluation combines analysis from QS Global Employer and Academic Surveys with bibliometric data from Elsevier’s Scopus database ( This singular achievement is a result of stringent quality assurance regime of the University.

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has improved its overall position by seven places amongst the Asian ​Universities Rankings announced by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), UK. NUST has been​ now ranked at 112 in Asia. The rankings are carri​ed out on the basis of academic reputation, employer’s reputation, faculty / student ratio, citation per paper, paper per faculty, staff with PhD and internationalization measures taken by the university​​