In an encouraging development, 16 Pakistani universities have made it to the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2021. According to details, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) leads the chart among Pakistani universities on the list. QAU is followed by Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan and COMSATS University Islamabad.
The Asia University Rankings use the same 13 performance indicators as the World University Rankings, but they are focused to highlight the top Asian institutions. The 2021 rankings include 551 universities from 30 countries that have been ranked on the basis of teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.
China has occupied the top two spots while Japan remains the most-represented country on the Asia University Rankings for the second consecutive year. With 3 universities, Hong Kong is the most-represented territory in the top 10 of Asia University Rankings 2021.