21 Pakistani Universities Among Top 500 of THE Young University Rankings 2023

48 Pakistani universities have featured in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2023.

While 22 national institutes have been ranked by THE, the remaining 26 have been granted the status of a ‘reporter’ on the list. Out of the 22 ranked institutes, 21 are among the top 500.

The ‘reporter’ status is assigned to the universities that submitted the required data for evaluation but did not meet THE’s eligibility criteria to receive a rank on the 2023 list.

According to the rankings, the University of Management and Technology (UMT) leads the chart among Pakistani universities on the list.

UMT is followed by Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan and COMSATS University Islamabad.

Here is the complete list of Pakistan’s institutions on THE Young University Rankings 2023.

Sr. No.UniversityRank
1.University of Management and Technology101-150
2.Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan151-200
3.COMSATS University Islamabad151-200
4.University of Engineering and Technology Taxila151-200
5.Government College University Faisalabad151-200
6.Bahria University201-250
7.Dow University of Health Sciences201-250
8.Hazara University Mansehra201-250
9.International Islamic University Islamabad201-250
10.Lahore University of Management Sciences201-250
11.University of Malakand201-250
12.Riphah International University201-250
13.Islamia University of Bahawalpur251-300
14.University of Lahore251-300
15.National University of Sciences and Technology251-300
16.University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar301-350
17.University of Gujrat301-350
18.University of Sargodha301-350
19.PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi351-400
20.Bahauddin Zakariya University401-450
21.Lahore College for Women University401-450
22.Government College University501+
23.Aga Khan UniversityReporter
24.Air UniversityReporter
25.Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology KhuzdarReporter
26.CECOS University of IT and Emerging SciencesReporter
27.University of Central PunjabReporter
28.City University of Science and Information Technology PeshawarReporter
29.DHA Suffa UniversityReporter
30.University of Education LahoreReporter
31.University of Engineering and Technology MardanReporter
32.Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and TechnologyReporter
33.Government College Women University FaisalabadReporter
34.Government College Women University SialkotReporter
35.Greenwich UniversityReporter
36.Ilma UniversityReporter
37.Islamia College PeshawarReporter
38.Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information TechnologyReporter
39.Khyber Medical UniversityReporter
40.Mirpur University of Science and TechnologyReporter
41.MNS Agriculture University MultanReporter
42.National University of Computer and Emerging SciencesReporter
43.National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS)Reporter
44.Rawalpindi Medical UniversityReporter
45.Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University PeshawarReporter
46.Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical UniversityReporter
47.Sir Syed University of Engineering and TechnologyReporter
48.Ziauddin UniversityReporter

About THE Young University Rankings

World’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger feature in THE Young University Rankings each year.

THE uses 13 performance metrics across four areas – teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook – to rank universities in Young University Rankings.

This is the same criteria used by THE to rank universities in World University Rankings.

The 2023 edition features 605 universities from 78 countries.

Nanyang Technological University Singapore is the top-ranked institute this year. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is 2nd and Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris is 3rd.

Hong Kong has the most institutes in the top 10. France has the most institutes in the top 20.

Overall, Turkey is the most-represented nation with 47 universities. India is second with 45 institutes and the UK is third with 39 universities.

Let’s take a closer look at the top 10 universities on THE Young University Rankings 2023.

Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore1
Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong2
Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University ParisFrance3
Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong4
Erasmus University RotterdamNetherlands5
City University of Hong KongHong Kong6
University of AntwerpBelgium7
Institut Polytechnique de ParisFrance8
University of Technology SydneyAustralia9
Ulsan National Institute of Science and TechnologySouth Korea10


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