This is the first edition of QS Sustainability Rankings. The list has ranked universities on their ability to tackle environmental, social, and governance challenges. 13 Pakistani universities were included in the recently released QS World University Rankings for 2023, with the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad ranking first among 1,500 universities worldwide. NUST Islamabad is ranked 334th, Quaid-i-Azam University is ranked 363rd, and the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) is ranked 390th. Only three Pakistani universities made the top 500 QS World University Rankings.
Following is the complete list of Pakistani universities ranked in QS sustainability ranking.
|Agriculture University Faisalabad||1001-1200|
|Bahauddin Zakarya University||1201-1500|
|International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI)||1201-1500|
Each year, the QS World University Rankings consider the following indicators when compiling these rankings:
- Academic reputation
- Employer reputation
- Faculty to student ratio
- International faculty
- International students
- Citations per faculty
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Cambridge, and Stanford University have claimed the top 3 spots for 2023.