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PU gets ‘Best Improved Institution – Asia region award’

By Our Correspondent
June 06, 2024
PU, Pakistan Embassy officials Bilal Akram and Bilal Riaz receives award in EduData summit in Washington DC on June 5, 2024. — PU Website
PU, Pakistan Embassy officials Bilal Akram and Bilal Riaz receives award in EduData summit in Washington DC on June 5, 2024. — PU Website

LAHORE:The QS World University Rankings has declared Punjab University as most-improved university in Asia in the last five years, a moment of pride for Pakistan, the nation as well as the university.

On behalf of PU, Pakistan Embassy officials Bilal Akram and Bilal Riaz have received the prestigious award in EduData summit held in Washington DC organised by the QS World University Rankings.

On this landmark and unprecedented achievement, PU VC Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood along with PU Ranking Committee Chairman Dr Usman and Secretary Dr Shafiqur Rahman held a press briefing at the university club here Wednesday. Talking to the media, Dr Mahmood said that PU competed with all universities from Asian giant economies like Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore and India. He said that budgets of these universities are manifolds as compared to the PU budget but even then, PU has received “Best Improved Institution – Asia region award” for last five years. He said that QS team has recently analysed the reputation and research output of 5,663 higher education institutions to rank 1,503. He said that in the latest QS World University Ranking, PU has been ranked at 570, with an unprecedented jump of 170 positions. Last year, PU ranking was 740-750 and from 2019-2022 this ranking was in the range of 800-1000, he said. Dr Mahmood congratulated faculty, staff and students for this great success. He said that this news may change the landscape of higher education in Pakistan.