2021 tables: Institutions

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 3.19 3.26 48 -1.5%
2 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), Pakistan 3.00 3 N/A
3 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 1.80 2.36 63 26.5%
4 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 0.42 1.53 17 252.3%
5 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 0.35 1.36 11 279.9%
6 University of Management and Technology (UMT), Pakistan 2.20 1.00 2 -56.1%
7 University of Education, Pakistan 0.94 0.75 1 -22.9%
8 Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Pakistan 0.02 0.50 1 2,551.7%
9 University of Peshawar, Pakistan 0.47 3 N/A
10 University of Gujrat (UOG), Pakistan 0.37 0.40 2 5.2%
11 Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Pakistan 0.38 1 N/A
12 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 0.20 0.33 2 58.6%
12 Air University, Pakistan 0.33 1 N/A
13 Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan (IUB), Pakistan 0.33 3 N/A
14 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Pakistan 0.07 0.32 5 339.8%
15 National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Pakistan 0.29 0.28 5 -8.0%
16 Government College University (GCU), Pakistan 0.43 0.27 2 -39.8%
17 Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Pakistan 1.00 0.27 2 -74.2%
18 Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Pakistan 0.25 1 N/A
19 Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Pakistan 0.21 1 N/A
20 University of Engineering and Technology - Lahore (UET Lahore), Pakistan 0.27 0.14 3 -49.5%
21 University of Engineering and Technology Taxila (UET Taxila), Pakistan 0.13 1 N/A
21 POF Hospital, Pakistan 0.13 1 N/A
22 University of Sindh, Pakistan 0.06 0.12 2 102.5%
23 Riphah International University, Pakistan 0.10 1 N/A
24 University of Karachi, Pakistan 1.04 0.08 1 -92.3%
24 Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology (KFUEIT), Pakistan 0.08 1 N/A
25 Aga Khan University (AKU), Pakistan 0.10 0.08 3 -19.7%
26 Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Multan, Pakistan 0.05 0.07 2 45.2%
27 Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Pakistan 1.39 0.07 2 -95.3%
28 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Pakistan 0.01 0.07 2 415.2%
29 Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Pakistan 0.52 0.05 1 -90.2%
30 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM), Pakistan 0.12 0.05 1 -61.2%
31 Hazara University, Pakistan 0.02 0.05 2 111.8%
32 Center for Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCD), Pakistan 0.04 0.04 9 -3.6%
33 Children's Hospital and the Institute of Child Health, Pakistan 0.03 0.03 1 -1.1%
34 NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan 0.22 0.03 1 -85.7%
35 Khyber Medical University (KMU), Pakistan 0.35 0.03 2 -91.0%
36 University of Engineering and Technology - Peshawar (UET Peshawar), Pakistan 0.03 1 N/A
36 Pakistan Health Research Council (PHRC), Pakistan 0.03 1 N/A
37 King Edward Medical University (KEMU), Pakistan 0.02 1 N/A
38 University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan 0.16 0.01 2 -93.3%
39 Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology, Pakistan 0.01 1 N/A
39 Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), Pakistan 0.01 1 N/A
40 International Islamic University (IIU), Pakistan 0.03 0.01 1 -68.9%
41 Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), Pakistan 0.00 0.00 2 -11.8%
41 Health Services Academy (HSA), Pakistan 0.00 0.00 2 -11.8%
42 Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH & RC), Pakistan 0.00 2 N/A
43 Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Pakistan 0.00 0.00 1 -42.0%
44 Mufti Mehmood Memorial Teaching Hospital, Pakistan 0.00 0.00 2 -11.8%
44 Gomal University, Pakistan 0.00 0.00 2 -11.8%
44 Nishtar Medical University, Pakistan 0.00 0.00 2 -11.8%
44 Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Pakistan 0.00 0.00 2 -11.8%
45 Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical and Dental College (SKZMDC), Pakistan 0.00 1 N/A
45 University of Lahore (UOL), Pakistan 0.00 1 N/A
46 University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences - Lahore (UVAS), Pakistan 0.00 1 N/A
46 Afro-Asian Institute (AAI), Pakistan 0.00 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.