2020 tables: Institutions - academic

Table criteria

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

2019 Institution Share 2018 Share 2019
1 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 5.26 3.19
2 University of Management and Technology (UMT), Pakistan 1.05 2.2
3 Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Pakistan 0.03 1.39
4 University of Karachi, Pakistan 0.22 1.04
5 University of Education, Pakistan 1.2 0.94
6 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 1.38 0.88
7 Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Pakistan 0.11 0.52
8 Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Pakistan 0.5
9 Government College University (GCU), Pakistan 0.2 0.43
10 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 9.31 0.42
11 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan 0.07 0.37
12 University of Gujrat (UOG), Pakistan 0.07 0.37
13 Khyber Medical University (KMU), Pakistan 0.19 0.35
14 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 0.89 0.35
15 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology (FUUAST), Pakistan 0.17 0.33
16 University of Engineering and Technology - Lahore (UET Lahore), Pakistan 0.27
17 Abbottabad University of Science and Technology (AUST), Pakistan 0.25
18 NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan 0.22
19 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 0.07 0.2
20 University of Sargodha (UOS), Pakistan 0.2
21 University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan 0.11 0.16
22 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), Pakistan 0.27 0.14
23 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM), Pakistan 0.26 0.12
24 Aga Khan University (AKU), Pakistan 0.04 0.1
25 University of Swat, Pakistan 0.08
26 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Pakistan 0.07 0.07
27 University of Sindh, Pakistan 0.06
28 Gulab Devi Educational Complex (GDEC), Pakistan 0.04
29 Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (AAUR), Pakistan 0.01 0.04
30 International Islamic University (IIU), Pakistan 0.34 0.03
31 University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan 0.05 0.03
32 Hazara University, Pakistan 0.2 0.02
33 Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Pakistan 0.02
34 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Pakistan 0.01
35 Health Services Academy (HSA), Pakistan 0
35 Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), Pakistan 0
36 Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Pakistan 0
37 School of Public Health, Al Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Pakistan 0
37 Gomal University, Pakistan 0
37 Nishtar Medical University, Pakistan 0
38 Government College Women University, Sialkot (GCWUS), Pakistan 0

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