The sixth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today on TopUniversities.com, features a record-breaking 42 disciplines, making it the largest-ever world subject rankings. Pakistani universities feature 10 times in these tables, an increase from 2015’s 9 subject placements.
The most noteworthy success this year for Pakistani universities comes from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. It ranks in the 51-100 category in QS’s Agriculture & Forestry ranking. In doing so, it is the only Pakistani university to feature in the world’s top 100 for a subject, and indeed the only one to feature in the world’s top 200.
The next-highest-ranked Pakistani course is provided by the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, ranking in the 201-250 category for Engineering – Electrical & Electronic. NUST Islamabad’s ranks in the 251-300 band for Computer Science & Information Systems, while University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore ranks in the same band for Engineering – Electrical & Electronic.
In total, six different Pakistani universities feature in this year’s rankings. The other three are Aga Khan University, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and Quaid-i-azam University. The latter is Pakistan’s most-ranked university, featuring in three different subject tables.
These four universities, by featuring in this year’s edition of the QS World University by Subject, make Saudi Arabia one of 60 countries worldwide that contain universities recognized by QS as providing a world-class education in one or more subjects.
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 – Pakistan
|Aga Khan University||Medicine||301-400|
|Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)||Mathematics||301-400|
|Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)||Computer Science & Information Systems||351-400|
|National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad||Engineering – Electrical & Electronic||201-250|
|National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad||Computer Science & Information Systems||251-300|
|Quaid-i-azam University||Physics & Astronomy||301-400|
|Quaid-i-azam University||Computer Science & Information Systems||351-400|
|University of Agriculture, Faisalabad||Agriculture & Forestry||51-100|
|University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore||Engineering – Electrical & Electronic||251-300|
© QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2016 http://www.TopUniversities.com/
The expert opinion of 76,798 academics and 44,426 employers informed the results, alongside the analysis of 28.5 million research papers and over 113 million citations sourced from the Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric database.
Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) continue to dominate, leading in 24 subjects between them. Each takes twelve leading positions.
In the six new disciplines ranked, Harvard University leads the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in Anthropology, while Cambridge leads Oxford and University College London (UCL) inArchaeology. Juilliard tops the table for Performing Arts; it is followed by the University of Performing Arts Vienna. Colorado School of Mines tops Mineral Engineering while MIT takes the second spot. University of Pennsylvania leads Nursing, followed by Johns Hopkins University and the University of Toronto. Harvard, London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford take the top three spots for Social Policy and Administration. Nine of the thirty-six rankings published last year have new leaders.
Ben Sowter, Head of the QS Intelligence Unit, said: “Though the US and UK remain dominant, our most inclusive rankings yet show that excellence can be found in an ever-increasing number of places. Nations like Austria, South Africa, Finland, Brazil, China, and Sweden can be found in the top ten of our tables. Our new top 100 for Performing Arts acknowledges academic excellence in 27 different countries, while our top 100 for Mineral Engineering recognises it in 26.”
|Subject||2016 Winner||2015 Winner|
|Accounting & Finance||Harvard||Harvard|
|Agriculture & Forestry||Wageningen University||University of California, Davis|
|Archaeology||University of Cambridge||New|
|Art & Design||Royal College of Art||Royal College of Art|
|Business & Management||Harvard||London Business School|
|Communication & Media Studies||University of Southern California||University of Southern California|
|Dentistry||University of Hong Kong||Karolinska Institute|
|Development Studies||Harvard||Sussex University|
|Earth & Marine Sciences||ETH Zurich||ETH Zurich|
|Economics & Econometrics||MIT||MIT|
|Education||UCL Institute of Education||UCL Institute of Education|
|Engineering – Chemical||MIT||MIT|
|Engineering – Civil and Structural||MIT||MIT|
|Engineering – Electrical & Electronic||MIT||MIT|
|Engineering – Mechanical||MIT||MIT|
|Engineering – Mining and Mineral||Colorado School of Mines||New|
|English Language and Literature||University of Oxford||University of Cambridge|
|Environmental Sciences||University of California, Berkeley||University of California, Berkeley|
|Geography||University of Oxford||University of Oxford|
|History||Universities of Oxford & Cambridge||Harvard|
|Mathematics||University of Cambridge||Harvard|
|Modern Languages||University of Oxford||University of Oxford|
|Nursing||University of Pennsylvania||New|
|Pharmacy & Pharmacology||Harvard||Harvard|
|Philosophy||University of Pittsburgh||New York University|
|Physics & Astronomy||MIT||MIT|
|Politics & International Studies||Harvard||Harvard|
|Social Policy & Administration||Harvard||New|
|Statistics & Operational Research||Harvard||Stanford University|
|Veterinary Science||University of California, Davis||University of California, Davis|
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