CUI Tops Shanghai World Ranking of Universities in Pakistan
The COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) has achieved another milestone by becoming
the 1st number university in Pakistan and among the 601-700 band of universities
of the world by the prestigious Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, Academic Ranking of
World Universities (ARWU).
A message by Worthy Rector CUI for all Faculty, Staff and Students of the University
I am pleased to inform you that by the grace of Allah, SWT after several years of
efforts by the faculty members, staff and students as well as our collaborators
and partners, we have achieved another milestone in the brief history of COMSATS
University Islamabad by being declared Number 1 in Pakistan and among the
601-700 band of universities of the world by the prestigious Shanghai Ranking Consultancy,
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
This is indeed a momentous occasion for the university that only after a year of
its new charters enactment, we have achieved this milestone. In addition we are
the youngest among the top four universities in Pakistan who are in the top 1000
Universities of the world as ranked by Shanghai ranking system, we are followed
by old and prestigious names like Quaid-i-Azam University (ranked in the 701-800
band), University of Punjab (801-900 band) and Aga Khan University (901-1000 band).
This achievement in ranking was partly a result of our recent milestone of being
the highest research producer with over 2000 impact factor publications in a calendar
year (2017), as well as having over 54 patents filed in recent 4 odd years.
I am also proud to note that this is the first time that a university from Pakistan
has been ranked in such a higher band among the worlds’ top universities by the
This only makes it important for all of us, particularly the faculty and research
students to play their parts, by devoting to the sole purpose of advancing the boundaries
of knowledge so that we may continue our journey to the top 500 next year. I am
confident that with our positive energy as well as aspirations to excel, we will
continue to bring more accolades for our institution and country.
I would like to congratulate the entire CUI family for this distinction and encourage
everyone to take a moment to celebrate being part of the Number 1 university in
Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar
Tenured Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
COMSATS University Islamabad Tarlai Kalan, Park Road Islamabad-45550 Pakistan