SARGODHA                 -                Sargodha University got featured in Times Higher Edu­cation (THE) Emerging Economies University Ranking for the first time by securing a position among top 501+ universities, according to the latest rankings issued by THE.

The ranking was based on 13 performance indica­tors, including teaching, research, knowledge trans­fer, and international outlook, but the weightings were different to reflect the development priorities of universities in emerging economies.

Universities from China secured 14 places in the top 30 Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020.

Tsinghua University of China ranked at one while Peking University and Zhejiang University, China, were placed at numbers two and three, respective­ly. Universities from Russia, Taiwan, and South Africa were also featured in the top 10.

From Pakistan, 14 universities qualified for THE Ranking 2020. The Quaid-i-Azam University came at the top, ranked at 85th position amongst the world’s top universities.

The Emerging Economies University Ranking in­cludes only institutions in countries classified by the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE Group as ‘advanced emerging,’ secondary emerging,’ or ‘frontier.’

Earlier, Sargodha University had made its entry into the Time Higher Education (THE) World Uni­versity Rankings 2020 and was ranked 1,276 in the world. The University also retained its previous po­sition in the prestigious QS Asia University Rankings 2020, and made its name yet again in the list of Top 500 Asian universities.

Established in 2002, the University has made sig­nificant progress in its academic profile in recent years due to progressive reforms being pursued by its current administration to meet the performance indicators of both the leading international ranking agencies, THE and QS.