2019 tables: Institutions

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 6.08 9.31 23 44.7%
2 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 7.94 5.26 47 -37.5%
3 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 2.65 2.31 105 -17.9%
4 Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan (IUB), Pakistan 3.58 2.05 3 -46.1%
5 University of Education, Pakistan 1.67 1.20 2 -32.0%
6 University of Management and Technology (UMT), Pakistan 1.33 1.05 2 -25.7%
7 University of Peshawar, Pakistan 0.06 1.00 1 1,598.9%
7 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), Pakistan 4.00 1.00 1 -76.4%
8 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 1.17 0.89 6 -28.7%
9 Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC), Pakistan 0.50 1 N/A
10 International Islamic University (IIU), Pakistan 0.56 0.34 2 -42.8%
11 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), Pakistan 0.10 0.27 4 158.7%
12 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM), Pakistan 0.02 0.26 2 1,523.6%
13 University of Karachi, Pakistan 0.02 0.22 3 900.1%
14 Children's Hospital and the Institute of Child Health, Pakistan 0.21 2 N/A
15 Hazara University, Pakistan 0.20 2 N/A
16 University of Balochistan, Pakistan 0.04 0.20 1 409.7%
17 Government College University (GCU), Pakistan 1.69 0.20 2 -89.1%
18 Khyber Medical University (KMU), Pakistan 0.19 1 N/A
19 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology (FUUAST), Pakistan 0.17 1 N/A
19 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Pakistan 0.17 1 N/A
20 King Edward Medical University (KEMU), Pakistan 0.02 0.14 2 476.4%
21 Center for Theoretical Physics, Pakistan 0.08 0.13 1 41.6%
22 University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan 0.04 0.11 3 165.7%
23 Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Pakistan 0.11 2 N/A
24 Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University (SBKWU), Pakistan 0.10 2 N/A
25 Forman Christian College, Pakistan 0.09 1 N/A
26 University of Okara, Pakistan 0.08 1 N/A
27 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 1.38 0.07 1 -95.1%
27 University of Gujrat (UOG), Pakistan 0.07 1 N/A
28 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan 0.72 0.07 2 -90.9%
29 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Pakistan 0.20 0.07 2 -67.6%
30 University of Agriculture, Peshawar (UAP), Pakistan 0.13 0.06 1 -58.1%
31 University of Lahore (UOL), Pakistan 0.05 1 N/A
32 University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan 0.20 0.05 1 -75.2%
33 Aga Khan University (AKU), Pakistan 0.04 0.04 1 -0.1%
34 University of Science and Technology Bannu (USTB), Pakistan 0.04 1 N/A
35 Fatima Memorial Hospital (FMH), Pakistan 0.04 1 N/A
35 Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Multan, Pakistan 0.04 1 N/A
35 Punjab Medical College (PMC), Pakistan 0.04 1 N/A
36 Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Pakistan 0.24 0.03 1 -86.7%
37 National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Pakistan 0.47 0.03 1 -94.0%
38 Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Pakistan 0.02 1 N/A
39 Center for Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCD), Pakistan 0.32 0.02 2 -93.3%
40 Directorate General of Archaeology, Government of the Punjab, Pakistan 0.02 1 N/A
40 Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Khyber, Pakistan 0.02 1 N/A
41 Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Pakistan 0.13 0.02 1 -87.1%
42 Institute of Biomedical and Genetic Engineering (IBGE), Pakistan 0.01 1 N/A
43 Islamia College Peshawar, Pakistan 0.01 1 N/A
44 Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (AAUR), Pakistan 0.01 1 N/A

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.