NUST lands among Top 200 world universities in Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022; retains 1st position in Pakistan
Guided by its vision aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the NUST has unlatched yet another milestone achievement by standing amongst Top 200 world universities as per Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022. According to details, the university has not only retained its overall number 1 position amongst Pakistani universities, but also stood first in the country in 8 SDGs. These include Clean Water & Sanitation (SDG-6), Affordable & Clean Energy (SDG-7), Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure (SDG-9), Sustainable Cities & Communities (SDG-11), Responsible Consumption & Production (12), Life below Water (SDG-14), Life on Land (SDG-15), and Partnership for the Goals (SDG-17). It merits special mention that in SDG-7, NUST has ascended 63 positions to be proudly ranked Number 4 in the world.
The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking is the only global ranking that assesses universities’ impact on society in line with the SDGs. NUST is one of the pioneering universities in Pakistan to have aligned its research & development with the SDGs. In 2019, the university participated for the first time in THE Impact Rankings, and was ranked in 4 SDGs. In the following year, NUST took a giant leap forward by surfacing among all 17 SDGs in THE Impact Rankings 2020, featuring among world top 100, top 200 and top 300 universities in different SDG categories, while moving up the overall ranking ladder from being amongst 300+ world universities in 2019 to 200+ in 2020.
One of the thriving impetuses that have led the university to achieve this honour is its staunch adherence to quality standards. It is also noteworthy that all of the university’s Engineering programmes are accredited under the Washington Accord