According to the new Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2020, Quaid e Azam University Islamabad is listed among the top 500 universities.
In the World University Ranking 2020, QAU Islamabad is the only Pakistani university among top 500. However, it is placed at rank 401-500. 1,400 universities from 92 countries around the world are included in the list and 14 of them are from Pakistan. Here are the Pakistani universities included in the World University Ranking 2020.
- Quaid-e-Azam University (401–500)
- COMSATS University Islamabad (601-800)
- Bahauddin Zakariya University (1001+)
- Government College University, Lahore (1001+)
- International Islamic University, Islamabad (801-1000)
- Lahore University of Management Sciences (801–1000)
- National University of Sciences and Technology (801–1000)
- PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (1001+)
- The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (801-1000)
- The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore (1001+)
- University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore (1001+)
- University of Peshawar (1001+)
- University of Punjab (801–1000)
- University of Sargodha (1001+)
University of Oxford topped the list for the 4th consecutive time. The California Institute of Technology, The University of Cambridge, Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology stand on second, third, fourth, and fifth positions respectively.