QAU Alumni Association demands Special Package for Quaid-i-Azam University

By Hamid Khan Wazir

ISLAMABAD: Appreciating the 85th position in the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Ranking 2020, the Islamabad-based Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni Association (QAU AA) has demanded a Special Package for the University which is only Pakistani higher education institution ranked among top 100 Universities of emerging economies.

The Core Committee of the Alumni Association stated that despite a continued annual deficit of more than Rs 500 million, illegal encroachments over its land and other severe problems, QAU has performed exceptionally.

With the financial support and patronage by the federal government, this top-ranked Pakistani higher education institution could win more laurels for Pakistan both at regional and international levels.

They also congratulated the Vice-Chancellor QAU, Faculty, Employees, Alumni and the Students over well-deserved recognition of QAU among 533 Universities of 47 Countries.

According to the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Ranking 2020, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad is the only Pakistani University among top 100 institutions with 85th position followed by COMSATS University Islamabad 159, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) 201-250, University of Agriculture Faisalabad 251-300, LUMS 251-300, NUST 251-300, University of the Punjab 301-350, University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore 351-400, University of Peshawar 351-400, Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Multan 401-500, PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi 401-500, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore 401-500, Government College University (GCU) Lahore & University of Sargodha 501+.

The Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Ranking 2020 is based on the 13 same performance indicators as the World University Rankings to judge institutions on their teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

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