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Spain’s Cybermetrics Lab issues university ranking

PU gets 15th position in South Asian universities, tops in Pakistan

Aga Khan University 2nd and NUST grabs 3rd position

Staff Report

LAHORE: Punjab University has secured 15th position in South Asia, and topped among all Pakistani universities, while Aga Khan University and National University of Science and Technology have secured 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.

Spain’s Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain conducted the international ranking of more than 24,000 universities of the world.

CSIS issues “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” every year evaluating more than 24,000 universities throughout the world and it has 126 centres for this purpose.

According to the new ranking, PU obtained 1899th position among 24,000 universities and now it is included among the top 10 per cent universities of the world.

Punjab University Academic Staff Association President Prof Dr Hassan Mobeen Alam, Secretary Dr Mahboob Hussain and others have congratulated PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran on this achievement. In their press statement, they said that the university had achieved this milestone because of research-friendly policies of the university administration. They said that the PU VC had promoted research culture in the university because of which PU ranking was improving every year.

When contacted, PU VC Mujahid Kamran said that Webometrics, an organisation of the Spanish Government dedicated to ranking academic institutions, releases its rankings in June/July annually. He said it had placed Punjab University among the top 8% out of approximately 24,000 institutions worldwide. He said it had also placed PU at the number 1 position out of the 291 Pakistani institutions. Also, PU is at number 15 out of the 2,107 institutions in South Asia, he added.

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