QAU only Pakistani institution among top 500 World University Rankings 2023

03:15 PM | 12 Oct, 2022
QAU only Pakistani institution among top 500 World University Rankings 2023
Source: QAU.EDU.PK

ISLAMABAD – Quaid-i-Azam University, the public research university located in the federal capital, is the only Pakistani university to be ranked among the top 500 universities in the world in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023.

The latest edition of the annual ranking, released on Wednesday, includes around 1,800 universities from across 104 nations while only one Pakistani academic institution makes it to the prestigious list

As per the data, at least 29 varsities from South Asian nation were ranked by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2023.

Other than QUA, Government College University (GCU) Faisalabad, and the University of Management and Technology, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, and Bahria University ranked in the top 5.       

The remaining institutions were ranked as ‘reporter’ as they submitted the required data for evaluation however failed to meet the eligibility criteria.

Here’s the complete list of Pakistani Universities

Quaid-i-azam University                401-500
Government College University Faisalabad           501-600
University of Management and Technology           501-600
Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan          601-800
Bahria University            601-800
COMSATS University Islamabad  601-800
 Dow University of Health Sciences            601-800
University of Engineering and Technology Taxila  601-800
Hazara University Mansehra     601-800
International Islamic University Islamabad          601-800
Lahore University of Management Sciences         601-800
University of Malakand  601-800
Riphah International University  601-800
University of Agriculture Faisalabad         801-1000
University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar    801-1000
Islamia University Bahawalpur     801-1000
 University of Lahore         801-1000
 National University of Sciences and Technology   801-1000
Peshawar University   801-1000
Punjab University            801-1000
Bahauddin Zakaiya University      1001-1200
University of Engineering and Technology Lahore        1001-1200
 University of Gujrat         1001-1200
PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi        1001-1200
University of Sargodha    1001-1200
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore   1001-1200
Government College University Lahore   1201-1500
Lahore College for Women University      1201-1500
Karachi University            1501+

Other institutions include:

Aga Khan University, Air University, Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar, CECOS University of IT and Emerging Sciences, University of Central Punjab, University of Education, University of Engineering and Technology Mardan, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Government College Women University Faisalabad, Government College Women University Sialkot, Greenwich University, Ilma University, Islamia College Peshawar, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Khyber Medical University, Mirpur University of Science and Technology, MNS University of Agriculture Multan, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi Medical University , Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s University Peshawar, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Ziauddin University               

Top Universities in the world

Meanwhile, Oxford University retained the top spot for the seventh year in a row. Times Higher Education ranks varsities on 13 performance indicators to measure performance including teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, Princeton University, University of California Berkeley, Yale University, and Imperial College London make it to the top 10 institutions.


Rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.

Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 1 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.3 288.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 361.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.2 77
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.67 767.67
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.59 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.63 36.98
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.7 935.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 325.9 328.4
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Gold rates drop in Pakistan; Check today’s gold rates 1 December 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 1 December 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696


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