The Times Higher Education – one of the most prestigious publishers of university rankings in the world – has ranked Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIK) as the top university in Pakistan.

According to the publication, GIK has been given the top spot in Pakistan in its World University Impact Rankings 2021 in the category of Quality Education.

The Institute is ranked 30th out of 966 universities in global ranking.

As per the GIK faculty members, the rankings have been given based on the societal impact of a university towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GIK is the only university from Pakistan that has been featured in the top 50 universities around the world in SDG-4.

The SDG-4 measured a university’s contribution to learning, research and its commitment to education. The institute was also ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide in SDG-1.

“Being ranked 1st in Pakistan, and 30th globally in the SDG of ‘Quality Education’, is a remarkable feat,” said a faculty member.

“We are proud to lead by example in the efforts to impart quality education to our citizens and to contribute to sustainable development, which is today recognized internationally as being of immense importance,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Rector of the Institute, Jehangir Bashar said that the latest ranking is the testament to the hard work and commitment of the faculty, staff and management of the institute to make sure our students got the best quality education while promoting the cause of sustainable development.

From : pk.mashable.com

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