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33 Pakistani universities named in world’s top young universities ranking


The Times Higher Education (THE) World’s Young University Rankings 2024 feature 33 Pakistani universities, showcasing a significant presence in the global academic landscape as latest Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings revealed that Asia is now home to almost half of the world’s leading young research universities.

Nanyang Technological University in Singapore leads the rankings for the second consecutive year, established in 1991 and also holding 32nd place in THE’s World University Rankings 2024. Asian representation in the rankings has surged, nearly doubling in five years, with 327 universities listed this year, up from 165 in 2020.

Noteworthy contributors to this rise include Turkey, India, and Iran. Turkey boasts 58 universities in the ranking, up from 23 in 2020, followed by India with 55 and Iran with 46. Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris secures second place, while Hong Kong University of Science and Technology drops to third.

Phil Baty, THE’s chief global affairs officer, emphasizes the importance of these rankings in highlighting both emerging institutions and established ones that have excelled in a relatively short span.

This year’s ranking encompasses 673 universities from 79 countries/regions, reflecting an increase from 605 in 2023. Of these, 498 institutions hold ‘reporter’ status, indicating they provided data but didn’t meet eligibility criteria for a rank, marking a notable rise from the previous year.

Here is the list of Pakistani universities included in the Young University Rankings, with others listed as ‘Reporter.’


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