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Ranking by QS (World Universities)

QS Subject-wise World university rankings - 2015



 NUST now features amongst the world’s elite institutions in 2 of the 36 subjects in this year’s QS World University Rankings by subject, announced on April 29, 2015. NUST is nowranked at 271 in the field of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and 338 in the field of Computer Science & Information Systems.

Out of the 3,551 universities considered for evaluation 894 made it to the final rankings list. Over a 100 million citations attributions were analyzed for over 14,000 programs, to obtain the results. The methodology combines analysis from QS Global Employer and Academic Surveys with bibliometric data from Elsevier’s Scopus database (www.iu.qs.com).

It is pertinent to mention that NUST has consistently maintained its position among the top 500 world universities for the last 8 years. It is also ranked among the top 130 Asian Universities. Recently, NUST was included among the top 100 universities of BRICS (including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and 17 emerging economies of the world. It has been made possible through stringent quality assurance regime at NUST, as seen by its Internal Quality Assurance Award by Asia Pacific Quality Network, and very recent Academic Integrity Award given by the prestigious Turnitin Corporation, USA.

These awards and distinctions are not only a matter of pride for the nation, but also reflect the progress being made by Pakistan in the field of higher education, for which the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan is working tirelessly. The students, faculty and staff of NUST deserve full appreciation for winning this distinction.

NUST IN QS WORLD U​NIVERSITY RANKING 2014-15


National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad has maintained its coveted position in the list of Top 500 world universities in the 2014-15 ranking announced on 16 September, 2014 by M/S Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) of UK, the most prestigious ranking agency of the world. NUST is the only Pakistani university which is consistently included in this ranking list since 2007. Moreover, in the field of Engineering and technology, NUST has been ranked 398th in the world. This is the result of concerted effort put in by the NUST management and faculty for providing quality education, conducting innovative research, establishing international linkages, engaging in collaborative research with leading international universities / organizations, participating in international exchange programs, improving infrastructure, and producing graduates who are welcomed by national / international industry, business, academia and market. Rector NUST, Engr Muhammad Asghar, has felicitated the management and faculty of all NUST constituent Institutions for playing their role effectively. He has also thanked HEC, MoST and services headquarters for providing continued support and guidance which enabled NUST to achieve this honour.  

NUST IN QS WORLD U​NIVERSITY RANKING 2013-14 

Many Successful universities in the main 2013/14 QS World University Ranking table are more than one hundred years old but hand in hand with the global nature of higher education, National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has won its place in the List of ‘Top 500 World Universities’, and is the only Pakistani university maintaining this honor since 2007. Keeping up the highest traditions of excellence in​ providing quality education and research, NUST has attained 485th position in the ranking list of 2013/14. This is the result of 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 universities / organizations, participating in international exchange programs and producing graduates who are welcomed by national / international industry, business, academia and market. Rector NUST, Engr Muhammad Asghar, has congratulated the NUST administration and faculty of all NUST constituent Institutions for their relentless efforts in providing quality education to their students and carrying out research of international standards. ​ 

NUST IN QS WORLD U​NIVERSITY RANKING 2012-13


National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has won its place in the List of ‘Top 500 World Universities’, and is the only Pakistani university maintaining this honor since 2007 as per the ranking carried out by the world’s most renowned and prestigious ranking agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), UK. NUST has attained 417th position in the ranking list of 2012-13. Besides overall ranking of the universities, QS also prepares Subject-wise Rankings, wherein NUST has been placed at 324th rank in the discipline of Engineering & Technology. 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 universities / organizations, participating in international exchange programs and producing graduates who are welcomed by national / international industry, business, academia and market. While 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, the NUST.  Rector NUST, Engr Muhammad Asghar, has congratulated 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 concerted efforts to further improve its standing at the international level to keep the flag of Pakistan flying high in the world academia.

NUST IN QS WORLD​ U​NIVERSITY RANKING 2011


National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) is included in the list of ‘Top 500 World Universities’ as per the ranking carried out by the world’s most renowned and prestigious ranking agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), UK. Responding to the aspiration of the employers, governments, and students NUST has attained 426th position in the ranking list of 2011. It articulates the infinite 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 and participating in international exchange programs. While 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, the NUST. Rector NUST, Engr Muhammad Asghar, has congratulated the NUST administrative and faculty staff of all NUST constituent Institutions for their persistent 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 is positive that NUST will continue making far-reaching efforts to advance its ranking at the international level to keep the flag of Pakistan flying high in the higher education sector of the world.​

NUST IN QS WORLD U​NIVERSITY RANKING 2010


The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has won its place in the List of ‘Top 400 World Universities’, since 2008, and is the ​first and the only university of Pakistan to achieve this unprecedented honor as per the ranking carried out by the world’s most renowned and prestigious ranking agency, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), UK. Keeping up the highest traditions of excellence in providing quality education and research, NUST has attained 366th position in the ranking list of 2010. Besides the overall ranking of different universities, QS also prepares Subject-wise Rankings, wherein NUST has been placed in the list of “Top 300 World Universities” in the subjects of Engineering & IT (Rank: 274), Arts and Humanities (Rank: 274). 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. While NUST management and faculty bow their heads before Allah Almighty for bestowing this unique honor, the nation can take enormous pride in their own national university, NUST. Rector NUST, Lieutenant General (Retd) Engr. Muhammad Asghar 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.​

NUST IN QS WORLD U​NIVERSITY RANKING 2009


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 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 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.

NUST IN QS WORLD U​NIVERSITY RANKING 2008


Keeping up the highest traditions of excellence in quality education and research, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has crossed yet another milestone by winning a place in the List of ‘Top 400 World Universities’. Out of about 30,000 Universities around the world, NUST is 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 done 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.  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 376 out of about 30,000 universities of the world, NUST has made Pakistan very proud.  While 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 Muhammad Asghar, 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.

NUST IN QS WORLD U​NIVERSITY RANKING 2007



National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has won its place in the most prestigious ranking list of ‘Top 500 World Universities’ published by Times Higher Educations Supplement (THES).

 NUST is the first public sector university in Pakistan to achieve this unique honour.  The ranking list is prepared on the basis of the grades secured by the universities in the areas of Peer Review, Citations per Faculty, Recruiter Review, International Faculty, International Students and Student Faculty ratio.

Rector NUST Lieutenant General Muhammad Asghar HI(M) has congratulated the NUST administration and faculty of all NUST constituent Colleges / Institute / Centres for their relentless efforts to achieve excellence in providing quality education to the students and carrying out research of international standards.  NUST is 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.