Top universities of Pakistan

Top universities of Pakistan

National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST)

A university’s ranking synchronically mirrors its progress vis-à-vis various Key Performance Indicators, such as Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty-Student Ratio, Citations per Faculty, International Faculty & Students, etc. NUST’s growth trajectory over the past 5 years epitomises a progressive vision and a journey of excellence in higher education, research, innovation and numerous other initiatives within the mandate of a higher education institution. Today, NUST brushes shoulders with the most prestigious universities in the world, some of which are hundreds of years old.NUST aspires to be a comprehensive university providing a higher education experience grounded in thought leadership, co-creation of knowledge, and sustainability.NUST is amongst the leading Pakistani universities to become an SDGs-engaged institution and has thus incorporated SDGs across its major four domains: Academics, Research & Innovation, Operations and Governance, and Internal and External Collaborations. The UN SDGs is a universal, comprehensive, and inclusive framework for development, which addresses the needs of all forms of life existing on this planet. 

COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)

COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), a leading Degree Awarding Institution of higher education in Pakistan, is among the Centers of Excellence of Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) Established in 1998, CUI is one of the fast growing research – based institutions in Pakistan, with a wide range of academic programs (ranging from basic sciences to cutting edge emerging technologies) and a network of inter-disciplinary research centers making it an ideal place for higher studies leading to MS and PhD degrees.During the last 15 years, CUI has witnessed a phenomenal growth to an extent that it would perhaps not be out of place to say that CUI has been one of the fastest growing educational institutions of the decade. All through these years, various external bodies have evaluated CUI and the quality of its programs, based on very stringent quality and professional standards. The most important independent entities and regulatory bodies evaluating CUI and its programs are the Higher Education Commission (HEC), the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), and the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Knowledge.

University of the Punjab

Established in Lahore in 1882, the University of Punjab is the largest and the oldest seat of higher learning in Pakistan. It was the first to be established in the sub-continent in a Muslim majority area.Located in the historical and culturally alive city of Lahore, this university has played a leading role in spreading higher education in the country. The University strives to provide a conducive environment for the pursuit of academic activities. On account of its highly qualified and internationalized faculty, pleasant environment, and low tuition fees, the university remains the institution of the first choice for students.The University also has a summer campus at Khanaspur located at a height of about 7,000 feet in the Himalayan range near Ayubia. This campus, in addition to providing research facilities, is also used as a recreational center for the faculty and the students.

Lahore University of Management Sciences

LUMS is an extraordinary place for learning, discovery and transformation. Here, you have the freedom to ask questions, challenge the ordinary and spark innovation. We seek out bright and curious minds with revolutionary ideas to create an empowering community of leaders and change makers.For over thirty years, the brightest and most exceptional minds from across the world have selected LUMS as their university of choice. What sets us apart? They offer a transformational experience that occurs beyond the confines of the classroom. They take pride in our differences, engage in respectful dialogue, and work with each other as partners and collaborators. Our shared values are at the heart of everything we do and are embodied by every member of our diverse community.For over three decades, LUMS has nurtured visionary leaders and change makers who are equipped to anticipate and tackle the challenges of society. Our beautiful 100 acre campus is a place where extraordinary things happen: the brightest and most talented minds come together to engage in meaningful dialogue, question the ordinary and explore innovative solutions to real-life problems.

The University of Lahore

The University of Lahore is the largest private sector university in Pakistan with more than 35,000 students. It was established in 1999 and since then it is offering courses in the fields of Medicine & Dentistry, Engineering, Arts, Sciences and Social Sciences. With strong emphasis on balanced progress and focus on human capital, the University has grown to 11 faculties and 45+ departments.

The University of Lahore strives to achieve the following mission goals in pursuance of UOL vision:

  • Pursue and deliver academic excellence in every aspect of our endeavors
  • Reinforce the culture of research, innovation and commercialization
  • Produce graduates to become future ready leaders through lifelong learning experience
  • Improve sustainability of the ecosystem which is vital for ensuring social and environmental wellbeing of society
  • Promote global flow of ideas, students and scholars through comprehensive internationalization


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