17 Pakistani Universities Included in QS Sustainability Rankings 2024

 QS Sustainability Rankings 2024 feature 1397 institutions across 95 countries and territories. It should be noted that universities are included in the rankings based on their social and environmental sustainability performance. A total of 17 Pakistani universities have been ranked in the second edition of the QS Sustainability Rankings compared to just 5 in the first edition last year.. This second edition of the rankings, spanning 95 nations and territories, showcases a remarkable increase from the previous year’s five universities evaluated, underlining Pakistan’s commitment to environmental and social sustainability within higher education.

17 Pakistani Universities Included in QS Sustainability Rankings 2024

17 Pakistani Universities in QS Sustainability Rankings 2024

With a staggering 1397 universities across the globe included in the QS Sustainability Rankings 2024, this comprehensive assessment reflects a growing emphasis on the role of academic institutions in addressing environmental and social challenges. The rankings aim to highlight how well universities perform in terms of sustainability, encompassing factors such as environmental impact, social contribution, governance, and research output.

Leaders of Sustainability in Pakistan:

The University of Lahore emerges as a frontrunner, securing the second position among Pakistani universities, closely following the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). This positioning not only reflects the dedication of these institutions but also signifies their tangible contributions to sustainable practices in the academic sphere.

Top Performers in the Pakistani Landscape:

The third position is claimed by COMSATS University Islamabad, underscoring its commitment to holistic sustainability initiatives. Following closely, the University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore secures the fourth position, with Bahria University clinching the fifth spot. These rankings are indicative of a collective effort among Pakistani universities to integrate sustainability into their core ethos.

The Inclusion of 17 Pakistani Universities:

The list of 17 Pakistani universities featured in the QS Sustainability Rankings 2024, along with their respective overall scores, is a testament to the diverse efforts across the country:

  1. COMSATS University Islamabad: 114-120 (Overall Score: 54.8)
  2. University of the Punjab: 171-180 (Overall Score: 50.9-52.8)
  3. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST): 191-200 (Overall Score: 48.9-50.8)
  4. Quaid-i-Azam University: 201-250 (Overall Score: 46-48.8)
  5. Bahauddin Zakariya University: 251-300 (Overall Score: 43.1-45.9)
  6. University of Karachi: 301-350 (Overall Score: 40.2-43)
  7. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS): 351-400 (Overall Score: 37.3-40.1)
  8. Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology: 401-450 (Overall Score: 34.4-37.2)
  9. University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore: 451-500 (Overall Score: 31.5-34.3)
  10. University of Agriculture Faisalabad: 501-550 (Overall Score: 28.6-31.4)
  11. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto University of Science & Technology: 551-600 (Overall Score: 25.7-28.5)
  12. University of Peshawar: 601-650 (Overall Score: 22.8-25.6)
  13. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology: 651-700 (Overall Score: 20-22.7)
  14. Hazara University: 701-750 (Overall Score: 17.1-19.9)
  15. Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan: 751-800 (Overall Score: 14.2-17)
  16. COMSATS University Islamabad (Lahore Campus): 801-1000 (Overall Score: 11.3-14.1)
  17. University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences: 801-1000 (Overall Score: 11.3-14.1)

International Benchmark and Aspirations:

While these Pakistani universities make commendable strides in sustainability, globally renowned institutions like the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Manchester, and the University of British Columbia, among others, lead the pack. However, the inclusion of Pakistani universities on the list signals a growing commitment to sustainable practices in higher education.

The Path Forward:

The QS Sustainability Rankings serve as a compass guiding universities towards a more sustainable future. As the world grapples with environmental challenges, these rankings not only acknowledge current efforts but also inspire universities to continually improve their sustainability practices. For students, it offers valuable insight into the ethos of the universities they may consider for their academic journey.

In conclusion, the recognition of 17 Pakistani universities in the QS Sustainability Rankings 2024 is a testament to the collective commitment to building a sustainable future. These institutions not only shape academic minds but also contribute significantly to the global discourse on sustainability. As they continue to integrate environmental and social responsibility into their educational frameworks, these universities play a vital role in nurturing a generation that values and champions sustainability.

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