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GCU among top 10 universities of Pakistan

Lahore

May 14, 2018

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LAHORE: After qualifying for the Asian Universities Rankings, the Government College University (GCU) has also made it to the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018 announced this week.

According to a press release, according to the official announcement by the Times Higher Education, the GCU, Lahore, is ranked overall 351+ among the best research-led universities from the 50 emerging economy nations; standing once again among the 10 universities of Pakistan who made it to this coveted list.

The GCU’s strongest pillar was “international outlook”, while the weakest one was “industry income.” Earlier this year in February, the GCU, Lahore, was also ranked 351+ among the Asian universities by Times Higher Education.

The Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018 includes institutions from 50 countries classified by the FTSE as "advanced emerging" (countries including Brazil, Greece, South Africa, Turkey), "secondary emerging" (countries including Chile, India, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Federation) or "frontier" (countries including Argentina, Bangladesh, Croatia, Cyprus, Morocco, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Vietnam).

GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah said that besides giving international recognition, the rankings helped universities understand their weak and strong areas.

Talking about the ranking indicators, Prof Shah said the ranking used the same 13 performance indicators of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, examining each university's strengths against all of its core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. “However, we are informed that this time the methodology has been carefully recalibrated to better reflect the characteristics and development priorities of universities in emerging economies. More weight is given, for example, to a university's industry links and international outlook,” he concluded.

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