NUST stands out in QS world rankings by subject

By Afshan S. Khan
April 16, 2024
A block of the National University of Science & Technology (NUST) Islamabad. —National Science and Technology Park/File

Islamabad: Building upon its global standing as a quality higher education institution, the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) has ascended 16 positions in the discipline of Engineering & Technology to stand at #144 in the world, retaining the number one position in the discipline in Pakistan for the eighth consecutive year, as per Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2024.


As per the latest rankings, NUST proudly stands among the top 200 world universities in the subjects of Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, and Civil & Structural Engineering. Meanwhile, the university is positioned among the top 300 world universities in the subjects of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, and Mathematics. NUST has also made it’s first-ever appearance in the subjects of Accounting & Finance, Economics & Econometrics, and Medicine.

A noteworthy aspect is the university's consistent improvement in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. NUST’s recognition in 15 out of 55 subjects this year surpasses its previous year’s standing, where it was ranked in 12 out of 54 subjects. The steady upward trajectory in NUST standing on the international stage is a testament to its pursuits of academic excellence, innovation and scholarly contributions across diverse fields.