ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Ten Pakistani universities have been named among the best universities in Asia, according to global higher education analysts, QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

The rankings rate Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) as the best university in Pakistan; however, even it did not make it to the top 100 universities in Asia.

LUMS is now ranked 111th in Asia.

Meanwhile, the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad became Pakistan’s second-highest-ranked institution, rising from 119th to joint 112th. Quaid-e-Azam University fell from 116th to joint 149th.

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Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) previously the nation’s top university is now at 149th place. Aga Khan University has also fallen from 117th position to 183rd. The University of Karachi, on the other hand, jumped from the 251st-300th band to the 201st-210th band.

Of the 517 universities evaluated in the region, the top three slots are retained by their previous owners: National University of Singapore (1st) is joined by the University of Hong Kong (2nd) and Nanyang Technological University (3rd).