FAISALABAD-The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) has emerged as the best university regarding research work in Pakistan as per the Times Higher Education and the Emerging Economies Ranking 2017, the vice chancellor claimed.

The UAF has secured 203rd position worldwide and 4th in Pakistan in the overall ranking in which universities from more than 50 countries were taken for evaluation, said UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad.

He said in the area of research under the said ranking, the UAF has bagged 12.2 points whereas Bahauddin Zakariya University got 10.1 points, and the University of Karachi stood third with 8.3 points.

In the overall ranking in Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam University got the first position with 24.2 points, Comsats second 23.7 points, National University of Sciences and Technology 22.4 points, University of Agriculture Faisalabad 17.3-19.8 points, whereas Bahauddin Zakariya University, University of Karachi and the University of Lahore with 13.7-17.2 points.

He said that in the National Taiwan University ranking, the University has emerged 72nd in the world in the agricultural sciences and 12 in Asia pacific. The QS ranking has also placed the UAF as 86th best university of the globe. He added that no other university of the country has distinction of finding place in the top 100 universities in any category.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 is the global university performance table to judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

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