Saturday, April 6, 2019

Karachi's NED University Ranked Among World's Top 200 For Impact

N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology (NEDUET) has been ranked among the world's top 200 universities for "impact" by Times Higher Education. The institution located in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi is ranked among 101-200 in the world. NEDUET also tops the rankings for impact among Pakistani universities included in THE 2019 rankings. The Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to provide "comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach, and stewardship".

Among other institutions of higher learning, the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Technology and University of Veterinary Sciences Lahore are ranked among 200-300 while COMSATS and Government College University Lahore are among 301+.

Of the 17 UN SDGs, THE has evaluated university performance on 11 of them in its first edition of the ranking: SDG 3 – Good health and well-being SDG 4 – Quality education SDG 5 – Gender equality SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth SDG 9 – Industry, innovation, and infrastructure SDG 10 – Reduced inequalities SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production SDG 13 – Climate action SDG 16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions SDG 17 – Partnerships for the goals.

University Impact Rankings. Source: Times Higher Education

A university’s final score in the overall table is calculated by combining its score in SDG 17 with its top three scores out of the remaining 10 SDGs. SDG 17 accounts for 22 per cent of the overall score, while the other SDGs each carry a weighting of 26 per cent. This means that different universities are scored based on a different set of SDGs, depending on their focus.

There are three categories of metrics within each SDG:

1. Research metrics are derived from data supplied by Elsevier. For each SDG, a specific query has been created that narrows the scope of the metric to papers relevant to that SDG. As with the World University Rankings, we are using a five-year window between 2013 and 2017. The only exception is the metric on patents that cite research under SDG 9, which relates to the timeframe in which the patents were published rather than the timeframe of the research itself. The metrics chosen for the bibliometrics differ by SDG and there are always at least two bibliometric measures used.

2. Continuous metrics measure contributions to impact that vary continually across a range – for example, the number of graduates with a health-related degree. These are usually normalized to the size of the institution. When we ask about policies and initiatives – for example, the existence of mentoring programs – our metrics require universities to provide the evidence to support their claims. In these cases we give credit for the evidence, and for the evidence being public. These metrics are not usually size normalized. Evidence is evaluated against a set of criteria and decisions are cross validated where there is uncertainty. Evidence is not required to be exhaustive – we are looking for examples that demonstrate best practice at the institutions concerned.

3. Timeframe Unless otherwise stated, the data used refer to the closest academic year to January to December 2017.

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Salman Q. said...

Riaz are u sure it was Time of US?

Riaz Haq said...

Salman: "Riaz are u sure it was Time of US?"

It’s London based Times Higher Education (THE) which publishes its annual rankings of universities. Another org known for such rankings is Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) which is also in UK

Moh said...

The main problem that our universties face is low strength. Universities in Pakistan generally have 4000 students at max. While onaverage International universities have 15000-35000 students. That much number of students mean more funds to hire more P.hd’s, more research publications.

Riaz Haq said...

Moh: "Universities in Pakistan generally have 4000 students at max. While onaverage International universities have 15000-35000 students."

NED University has over 12,000 students...about 9,000 undergrads and 3000+graduate students

Riaz Haq said...

WEF Graduate skills, 2018

Pakistan ranks 51, above Italy (60), Russia (72), Turkey(94) and Brazil (124) among 140 countries.

1. Switzerland
2. US
3. Netherlands

6. Malaysia
7. Germany
20. Canada
28. UK
33. Indonesia
35. France
36. India
37. China
40. Japan
43. S Korea
50. Saudi
51. Pakistan
60. Italy
63. Mexico
72. Russia
94. Turkey
124. Brazil
135. Nigeria
136. Egypt


Anonymous said...

Yeah sure Paki(or Indian) graduates better skilled than Russians ( today is 58th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first space flight BTW).

There is more...Indian graduates more skilled than Chinese,S Koreans and Japanese..really? Malaysian more skilled than Germans!

Yeah totally believable.

Anonymous said...

Pakistan ka focus should be on younger generation more than big university. I work under EDHi foundation and many many street children in big cities and have no school. One report I show to all politicians but they are very slow for change. Via your website please share in English.
The latest Pakistan Education Statistics 2016-17 reveals that the country has a staggering 44 percent of out of school children (OOSC).
Out of over 51 million children between the ages of 5 and 16 years, 56% children are attending schools from pre‐primary upto higher secondary in both public and private sectors across Pakistan while the remaining 44% children are out of schools.

Thank You
Bilquis Edhi, co-head of the Edhi Foundation

Riaz Haq said...

14 #Pakistani varsities, including #Karachi's NED and Dawood #Engineering Universities, among the world’s best institutions in different categories

The Higher Education (THE), a weekly magazine based in London that provides the world’s most influential university rankings, in its University Impact Rankings 2019 has ranked 14 Pakistani varsities among the world’s best institutions in different categories including Gender Equality, Good Health and Wellbeing, Quality Education, Decent Work, Economic Growth and others.

This year, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology has also been ranked in the category for Gender Equality. The Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons.

These 14 Pakistani varsities are NED University of Engineering and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, COMSATS University Islamabad, Government College University Lahore, International Islamic University, Islamabad, National University of Sciences and Technology, University of Peshawar, Quaid-i-Azam University, Government College University Lahore, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, National University of Sciences and Technology, University of Malakand, King Edward Medical University and others.

To further strengthen the presence of Pakistani varsities in global rankings, Lahore University on Thursday held the first international seminar on THE Impact University Rankings. The chief guest of the event was Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, and Federal Minister for National History and Literary Heritage Shafqat Mahmood.

On the occasion, the minister awarded appreciation certificate to DUET Vice-Chancellor Dr Faizullah Abbasi and lauded his efforts for placing the varsity in the rankings.

The VC said that DUET started functioning as varsity in 2013 and within few years the institute has been ranked in the world’s best education institute. “We feel proud. It’s beginning of the success and in the future DUET will try to secure better position”, he said.