QAU celebrates rise in global rankings
A ceremony to celebrate the academic excellence was held at Quaid-i-Azam University, as it has recently secured a place among the best universities in the world in three international prestigious rankings. QAU ranked at 41st position in research productivity and 363 Globally by QS World University Rankings 2023. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 placed QAU as the No. 1 institution of Higher Education in Pakistan and 116th in Asia, The US News and World Report ranked QAU as the No. 1 University in Pakistan and 461 globally.
Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training congratulated the faculty staff and students of the University. He said universities should focus on research with outstanding impact on society and the economy. He urged the faculty to engage the industry and provide cost-effective solutions. The Minister assured that all issues including the financial matters of the university would be solved on priority.
Marriyum Aurangzeb, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting congratulated the University’s rise in global rankings and growth in research excellence. The Minister also shared her experience as a student on the QAU campus. “Cultural diversity makes Quaid-i-Azam University a wonderful place to learn. It’s mini Pakistan where you could find students with different cultural backgrounds that proves a great opportunity for students to learn” she added.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali, Vice Chancellor, Quaid-i-Azam University briefed the audience regarding the achievements of the University. He said the university continues to score highly in international rankings during the last four years. In recent QS World University Rankings QAU’s highest climb was in the research productivity and citations per faculty, the ranking agency placed QAU at 41st place. The Vice Chancellor said that commitment and hard work of the faculty and staff are acknowledged by this international recognition.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali said several new offices were established at QAU, including the Directorate of Students’ Affairs, Directorate of Academics, Directorate of Estate, Career Counseling Office, Placement Office, and Business Incubation Center to facilitate the students and to generate the student-centric activities. He said that in 2021-22 research projects of Rs. 252 Million were completed while there are 107 ongoing research projects in different fields.
Dr. Shaista Sohail, Chairperson of, the Higher Education Commission said that it’s a matter of great pride that the high standards set by Quaid-i-Azam University were soon recognized by the international ranking groups whose appreciation reflected through various ranking systems. A large number of faculty, students, staff and alumni attended the ceremony.