Islamabad - National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has made its debut in the Times Higher Education (THE) annual ranking list of the leading universities from the emerging economies.

Fifteen universities from Chile, China, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey have entered the tables for the first time while China cemented its dominance among the emerging economies, retaining the top two places and increasing its representation among the top-100 institutions to 27, up from 23 last year. India increases its representation with 11 of the top-100 places, up from 10 last year and it has a new national leader.

These new annual tables are based on the same trusted and comprehensive range of 13 separate, rigorous performance indicators used to create the prestigious THE World University Rankings, covering all aspect of the modern university’s core missions (teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook).

But they have been especially recalibrated to better reflect the character and development priorities of universities in the emerging economies. Some 22 countries classified as emerging economies by Financial Time Stock Exchange (FTSE) have been analysed and they include Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.